It’s inevitable you know.
One day you’ll wake up and look in the mirror and that’ll be the day you question your fitness plan.
And your diet.
And you’ll begin to question whether all of this is even worth the trouble. I mean, it’s likely been weeks since you’ve seen any improvement – despite doing “all the right things.”
So my question to you is: What are you going to do about it?
You might be tempted to start changing things again, jumping to the next greatest thing or the newest shiny fitness craze. But don’t. Please don’t. I used to do this all the time and guess what… I never made any progress. Most of the time my “improvements” actually made things worse.
It took me a while, but eventually I realized that just because I was doing something “healthy” didn’t mean I was doing it right. And I learned that you have to base your improvements on evidence, timeless facts, and expert advice.
Study What’s Working (And What’s Not)
All too often we fall into the trap of thinking that just because we don’t see major sweeping improvements, everything we’re doing is wrong.
And that’s not necessarily true.
You might be doing one measly little thing wrong, and it’s the sole culprit that is sabotaging your results.
One measly little thing.
But we’re often ready to jump off the bridge and abandon the whole operation entirely before finding out.
So don’t abandon your routine just yet. Do something helpful first.
Start experimenting. Examine what’s working for you and what isn’t. Take notes of not only how you look, but also how you feel. How clear is your mind lately? How productive are you? How much energy do you have throughout the day? Do you get bloated easily?
Stuff like that.
Then try to eliminate minor things from your life that you think may be having a negative impact. Just one thing at a time. If, after a month, nothing is different, you know that thing probably isn’t the culprit. So try something else.
Always remember that it’s usually the little details that make the biggest impact.
Base Your Changes On Facts
Don’t go changing everything because some new diet just came out that promises to give you magical powers.
That’s just ridiculous.
So is the promise that buying their “one-time offer” is going to change your life forever. There is a difference between marketing and fact.
So do your research.
Figure out what is the best program for you, make sure it is based on sound research, and do it. Monitor your progress and, like I pointed out above, figure out what works and what doesn’t. Keep doing what works and eliminate what doesn’t.
It’s a process.
Stop Trying To Figure It Out On Your Own
It’s taken me years to figure out the optimal fitness and diet regimen for myself… and it’s an ever-evolving process. I’ve made a bajillion mistakes, some of which made me feel really goofy and dumb. Others taught me a lot.
It wasn’t until I started listening to people who’d succeeded where I was failing that I finally began putting the pieces together – I finally began to see tangible progress.
And was eventually able to continue on my own.
The truth is that sometimes we don’t see what we’re doing wrong, and we need someone to help point it out to us. Our mistakes are usually obvious, we just never see them unless an expert points them out.
Hop On The Phone/Skype With Me For 30 Minutes For FREE
And that’s where I come in…
In an effort to give back to this awesome community, I was presented with the idea of giving NoGym readers the opportunity to connect one-on-one with me over Skype or on the phone.
I want to help you.
Over the next couple weeks I’m going to be doing 20-30 consultations with readers who are having trouble in their fitness journey. Let’s bust through that sticking point together.
And this is absolutely free.
No sales pages, opt-ins, “follow me’s” – nothing.
Just hop on a call with me and I’ll try and point out some errors you are making.
All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post (you can share it too) and tell me your biggest frustration right now. I’ll contact you by email and we’ll schedule a time to chat.
Good. Then we’ll have you leaner and happier in no time. So start writing that comment!