It’s incredibly common for people to set themselves a New Year’s resolution to get in shape and work out each year, only to give up a few months in. This often results from one or two missed weeks of working out, after which they give up altogether and just reaffirm that they’ll do it next year instead.
You may have gone through something similar yourself, and you may end up getting frustrated about making the same resolutions every single year. It’s annoying promising yourself that you’ll do something time and time again only to fail each time.
What you have to do is ask yourself whether or not you have what it takes to get fit. This isn’t just a matter of physical ability, though that does play a role. Instead, it’s more of a mental obstacle you need to overcome.
If you think about your resolution as something half-hearted that you’re not really interested in doing, then you’re not really going to see results or consistency, and will end up quitting before too long.
You have to understand that fitness is a significant change in lifestyle. While you don’t have to turn into a gym rat to get in shape, you’re going to be rearranging your whole schedule, eating habits, mindset, and activity around getting fit.
If you don’t fully commit to it, you’re not going to last. The moment something goes wrong, such as a missed day at the gym, a bad meal, or a poor weigh-in, you’ll just want to quit.
Another thing you have to consider is what type of plan you’re going to follow. One of the worst mistakes you can do is just go into it blind and try to figure it out as you go. If you’re unexperienced with working out, and haven’t been doing it for awhile, then you’ll quickly get lost and do things that are inefficient and ineffective.
Instead, you should take some time to really do some research and find a plan that works well for you. So many people are wary of immersing themselves into the fitness culture because it can be intimidating, but don’t be afraid of joining some online forums and asking for help.
Many of the people you’ll come across have faced similar challenges and have proven solutions that can help you and that you may not have thought of before. Be willing to change your mindset when it comes to fitness if you want to really have a shot at success.
You can’t just have it as some little side hobby that you do occasionally, because it demands consistency and constant work if you really want to make the change in your life.