Whether it’s a difficult workout or a difficult month, everyone has setbacks on their fitness journeys. How you respond to a setback may determine whether you achieve your personal goals.
- What went wrong? Did you really fail or is this just a plateau? Odds are if you’re making it to FitClub and staying on your training plan, you haven’t failed. Plateaus can be frustrating and may make you doubt yourself. Instead of throwing in the towel, take a good look at what you’ve been doing and find areas where you might do better. Are you making it to FitClub but snacking your way through work? Maybe you’ve been eating right but you’ve been skimping on sleep. Everything you do (or don’t do) through the course of a day could have an impact on your workout. Instead of giving up, look for just one area of your life that you could do better and try it for a few days. Keep it simple and don’t give into the temptation to give up.
- Is this what you want? Maybe you chose a New Year’s Resolution that seemed right on New Year’s Day, but now you’re commitment is starting to waver. Instead of quitting your fitness journey altogether, you may have to admit to yourself that you need a new goal. If you decided this would be the year you ran your first 5K, but now you realize you hate running, don’t quit on fitness, just get a new goal. Not every class, training plan, or goal is right for everyone. The good thing about discovering your goal isn’t necessarily the right fit for you is that you’ve learned something about yourself. Now give yourself an excuse to experiment with FitClub’s group exercise class schedule, hire a r. It can be difficult to look outside ourselves to find the next step in our healthy lifestyle, but personal trainers are trained to spot areas we might have overlooked. Whether it’s personal trainer, or spend a day in the weight room. The goal you do love is waiting for you!
- What if you don’t know what went wrong? If you’ve reevaluated your day and can’t find anything to improve upon and you know this is the goal that you want to achieve, it may be time to hire a personal trainelearning a new move in the weight room or pushing yourself harder than you thought you could, talking to a personal trainer may push you past a plateau faster than you can on your own. Working with a personal trainer is also an effective way to mix up your workout routine and give some attention to muscles you don’t utilize enough on a regular basis. If you’re interested in working with a FitClub personal trainer, stop by the front desk at your favorite FitClub location for more information.
Have you ever felt like you’re not reaching your goals? What motivated you to break through the plateau?