1. That’s not for me, that’s too hard
Many times during my own fitness journey I have heard people say, when presented with a potential option to further their fitness result, is that “I can’t do that” or “that’s too hard”, or “ya that’s not for me”, or “I don’t know if I can do that”. First of all, let me say that if you are happy with your fitness results so far doing the things you deem “is for you”, you can safely ignore this tip because you are happy where you are at. However, if you wanted more results, you may want to read on. We all like to stay in our comfort zones where we stick to doing things we are familiar with and deemed “is for me”. When people react negatively to something with “can’t” or “too hard”, they are creating negative association with the activity already; and guess what, when you believe that you can’t do something, why would you put effort into doing that? And when you don’t put effort into doing then how can you expect to succeed? When people say “I don’t know if I can do that”, well, I don’t know either; but here is what I do know: if you keep doing the same thing you’ve always done within that comfort zone you are going to get the same results. Makes sense right? Now this doesn’t mean you suddenly jump from doing 100lb deadlift to 500lbs, what this means is that what you should be asking instead is “how can I incorporate this or something similar into my life to get me to where I want to be”?
Life is a series of trades, we constantly trade time to prioritize things we value like career, relationships, or even hobbies. If you want to go further with your fitness, what are you willing to trade for it? Is it that bag of potato chips you tell yourself that you must have or is it taking the time to keep track of what you are eating? We make time, and sacrifice for the things we deem more important to us, so if you don’t want to change anything to further your fitness journey, perhaps you don’t really want it that much then do you? Of course a proper progression should be done to make sure long term success, talk to a Richmond Personal Trainer at Crux Fitness today to see how we can help you.
2. I’ll start later
How many times have you said that and actually followed-through on it? What’s going to be different later that will make the task easier for you? All procrastination does is frustrate the people who actually want to achieve their results but cannot due to their inaction. Like I said before, we all prioritize different things according to what we think is important, and if your fitness goals are truly important to you: start NOW. Come speak to a Crux personal trainer in Richmond Gym to help implement strategies to help you get started.
3. I’ll try
You either achieved the results you want, or you didn’t, there’s no in between. When you say “try” you are giving yourself the permission to fail, and guess what, when you give yourself an easy way out to go back to your comfort zone, you will. Say I “will” or simply I “won’t”, don’t waste your time with “try”, we never get the time we spend back, don’t waste it ‘trying” if you are not going to give it your all. Speak to a personal trainer at Crux Fitness to discuss this further if you need to.
By Jacky Huang, Certified Personal Trainer at Crux Fitness