Let’s Be Brutally Honest about Training Here
You want to lose body fat, train 3 hours a week, aren’t getting the results you want, and wonder why your training isn’t working….
I’ve seen this question asked many times, why isn’t my training working for me? Why aren’t I losing weight?
Well, honestly, your training most likely isn’t going to be the problem. Look at the bigger picture.
There are 168 hours in a week. After those 3 hours of training, what are you doing for the other 165 hours?
You have to hold yourself accountable to everything you do and be brutally honest with yourself. Are you doing everything you could be to get to where you want to be?
There is too often a blame culture out there. People would rather find something or someone to blame for their lack of perceived results rather than taking some personal accountability. It is easy to get focused on blaming one thing, but for the most part, that is far from the reality of the ‘problem’.
Ok, so you’re not losing weight and want to throw the blame the way of your training. Before you do, how are you doing in the following areas:
How is your diet?
Are you eating enough protein? Enough vegetables and fruits? Enough healthy fats? Eating enough carbohydrates to support the work you’re putting in (or not)? Total calorie intake in check?
How is your hydration?
Are you drinking enough water? How much alcohol do you drink?
Are you getting enough sleep?
What is the quality of it, unbroken or do you rise several times a night?
What do you do for a living?
Are you sedentary for the most part of the day? How stressed are you?
What is your general health like?
Is a physical condition or thought pattern blocking your progress?
These are just a few other variables to think about, that will all play their part in why you aren’t seeing the results you desire. Don’t just get focused on blaming one metric. In fact, don’t get sucked into the blame game at all.
The final main reason and route cause of why most people aren’t achieving their goals? Mentality.
Quite frankly, too many people want to blame this or that, when the only place they should be looking at is in the mirror at themselves.
YOU have to want it, YOU have to do it, YOU have to commit to it. A coach can guide you, give you advice, be there for support, but you have to do the training, you have to work your arse off, you have to eat like an adult, eat to support your goals, and not eat like a child stuffing your face full of crisps, sweets, pop and all other manners of crap and expect those 3 hours of training to magically counter act that.
You are responsible for those other 165 hours in the week. If your training goals, whatever they may be, not just weight loss, are that important to you, you have to keep yourself in check in all areas.
The body can achieve what the mind can conceive. If you can’t see it, don’t believe in it, don’t have the mentality to hold yourself accountable and commit to it, then nobody else can help you. The mind really is primary.
Finally, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Don’t expect results to just happen over night. Commit and work damn hard to see your journey through to the end.
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