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Frustrated you aren’t getting results? Or think that your progress should be happening a litttttle faster? You’re definitely not alone, which is why I wrote this newsletter. So lets cut right to the chase here and get into the 3 things I want you to consider if you’re feeling stuck:
Consistency: How often are you adhering to your plan? I know it sounds silly but I find so many people are confused as to why they aren’t getting the results they want when they’re only taking things seriously Monday-Thursday. Weekends count too my friends! I want you to honestly evaluate how many days of the week you are truly following your plan. And if you don’t have a specific plan, don’t expect a specific result!
Effort: So maybe you are consistent but how hard are you trying? Are you just going through the motions or are you actually pushing yourself? This is where I often find myself stuck. Consistency is a great thing, it shows that you have built habits and habits are what ultimately lead us to long term success. However, a habit will only bring you to the next level if the effort is there. This is mostly in regards to workouts but can also be applied to nutrition too! Some examples of things to evaluate here:
Are you lifting as much weight as you can (without losing form) at each session?
Are you running as fast as you can for your allotted distance or time?
Are you having little bites or tastes here and there without tracking them / are you actually eating the amounts you say you are?
Consistency > perfection ALWAYS but often times there are some loose ends we can tie up : )
Daily challenges: The quickest way to make progress is to get uncomfortable every single day. Pushing beyond comfort is the only way true and substantial change can occur! Overcoming resistance, physically and literally, is where the magic happens. If something is comfortable, that means your body has adapted to it. You must move past your comfort zone in order for change to take place.
In most cases, this means doing the things you dread/are scared of. The more you do these things, the more progress you will make and the more you will CRAVE the idea of being challenged (because you know what it leads to). It’s always going to be hard, the difference is your mental toughness & perseverance strengthens over time as you continue putting yourself through uncomfortable tasks.
‘If it doesn’t challenge you, it wont change you’. We’ve all heart it before but man is it true!
Lastly, if you still find yourself stuck while checking all three of these boxes, reach out to me! I’d love to dig a little deeper and see what I can recommend : )