5 Types of People Who Never Get Results in the Gym
The road to being fit and healthy is never linear. Unfortunately, most people fall short of achieving their desired results. Fitness is hard but don’t forget that your mind plays a key role and contribution to your overall health and really everything you do. Lets take a hard look at the hard truth and see if we can help you get results in the gym.
Do you have the “fitness” part down but lack the personal development and emotional connection needed to be successful?
A “desire” of a “one size fits all” mentality when it comes to getting results has been misconstrued over the years. Below highlight categories of people who I see consistently not reaching their true potential. This is because of the roadblocks they place for themselves. Hopefully you don’t see yourself as one of these “types”.
This is they category which intrigue me up the most. They act like giving up pizza and ice cream is something they must do “forever” and that getting fit and healthy means they never can enjoy the foods they like again. They believe their training plan will take years to see results. The believe he time/effort they need to put into it is just not worth it. I see these people start programs but they start getting in their head about reducing calories and cutting out all their favorite foods. Sometimes they even cut out foods that would be considered relatively healthy. This group throws the word “forever” around like a week of sticking to something new lasts for five years. Then they quit! To get results in the gym you dont have to, and shouldnt have to do something forever. You just have to be disciplined to do it well most of the time, for a long time.
This category of individuals are far more common than any of the others on the list! They usually have an excuse, reason, or justification for almost everything. Often, they have an all or nothing mentality.
- If you mention training to them on the weekends, they tell you that it’s family time!
- If you say in the morning, now all the sudden they are not a morning person.
- After work doesn’t happen either because they are now “too tired.”
- Eating healthier is a chore because their kids don’t like it (this is a very common roadblock).
- They can’t afford training because they don’t have the money (meanwhile they spend $4 a day on their Starbucks latte and $10 for lunch).
- You suggest a plan for them, and all the sudden they need to be gluten-free, Paleo, Keto, Low Carb, No Carb, or are Intermittent Fasting.
- They decide to be No Carbs or Sugar (which isn’t necessarily bad). Then it goes to an extreme and decide fruits are evil and they cant eat fruits because they are too high in sugar…seriously? Can’t eat fruit?
- Suggest a solid protein supplement and they are trying to be dairy-free and the supplement isnt dairy free so it wont work for them.
- Set them up with a macro-based plan, but they tell you they hate counting and doing math.
- Low-carb makes them tired, high-fat makes them constipated.
- Tell them to just CUT calories and they tell you they can’t because they are hungry all the time and cannot go without their sweets (but they still dont want to eat fruit).
This group is not getting results just because of their nutritional habits. They eat one type of fruit and avoid veggies unless they are bathed in cream sauce or deep fried. This group can’t drink just plain water. Commonly with this group they gulp down their sodas and cappuccinos every day to “hydrate.”
All this while complaining about the time it takes to cook healthy (I literally made dinner in 10 minutes while typing this). This group fails to realize it takes a little planning and organization.
This group thinks food substitutes like spaghetti squash for noodles or cauliflower for mashed potatoes or rice are silly. They complain about how expensive it is to eat healthy.
Truth is, you can whip up your healthy meal for less than $3 – $5 if you plan it out.
With this groups examples, I’m not fully sold that’s it’s a “picky” problem as much as a “lazy” or “motivation” problem. They are just not motivated to take the time to plan what they want to eat and/or find the inexpensive items to prepare meals.
Healthy people LOVE pizza too! Regular bacon tastes a hell of a lot better than turkey bacon. Mashed potatoes can’t be replaced with cauliflower! I understand that and love delicious foods too! We also need to love our bodies and fuel them properly with what helps us perform in the gym, workplace, or on the field.
Everyone will feel better, train better, and get results faster when you eat a well-balanced diet full of foods without packages and ingredients you cannot pronounce.
It’s sad because people do not realize how simple adjustments can really make huge, positive differences. All it takes is some effort, planning and a simple Google search these days to find something equivalent to its “unhealthy” counterpart.
Procrastination is by definition: The act of delaying or postponing something. Procrastination just makes progress harder and harder to achieve.
- “I’ll start on Monday!”
- “I will go hard closer to my wedding!”
- “Gonna wait til after New Year!”
There is never a “perfect time” to start. Thinking your schedule will free up is like imagining you will hit the lottery—it just won’t happen. Until you make the time for it and decide to stop delaying, you will always settle for being “mediocre” and starting soon, but just not now. Start now and get results in the gym!
Being injured isn’t fun. But there is always a way to train around an injury. Many people don’t see this and instead see pain and misery. They just need to open their eyes to the positive possibilities. There are always exercises you can do that are pain-free that you can use to fill in for others. In fact, training other parts of the body have been shown to speed the recovery of the injured area! If a body part hurts work on another part. If an exercise or motion hurts you somewhere on your body, try another exercise or movement.
Stop pouting about being too injured to train or lift a dumbbell or do a Push-Up. Being stuck in certain mindsets can keep you from reaching your health and fitness goals, but hopefully adding some perspective can guide those of you who lean on these excuses toward a more positive direction to help you get results in the gym!
I feel like this was slightly negative. And possibly it was. Sometimes we need to vent and trainers and coaches are no different. However, sometimes the truth hurts. If you feel you might be slightly, possibly, just a little bit of one of the above categories or even several of them lets have a discussion. How can we help you to get results in the gym?
If you want or need that extra push to stay fit and be held accountable so you are not a part of the majority who fall off from their goals let me know. Check us out at www.LakeCountryTraining.com and lets talk about how Lake Country Training can help you get results in the gym!