I’ve worked with hundreds of people with their health and fitness goals over the last few years.

Here are a few of the biggest reasons I see why people can’t stick to a consistent routine:

(Of course, there are lots of other reasons and it could be a combination of some…)

  1. Liberation from Monotonous Routines: Many of us have been conditioned to believe that traditional bodybuilding is the only path to strength and fitness. However, there are countless other enjoyable ways to strength train that looks different from bodybuilding. If you hate the traditional type of stuff, don’t do it. That’s why I LOVE kettlebells!
  2. Beyond Aesthetic Goals: Placing sole emphasis on body changes can lead to a cycle of restriction and avoidance behaviors. Instead, embrace a holistic approach to exercise that focuses on overall well-being, including physical, mental, and emotional aspects. I try to envision what I want to be able to do 40 years from now. I’m an old lady in training!
  3. Embrace Your Uniqueness: Everyone is unique, and what works for someone else may not work for you. Don’t copy someone else’s exercises or routines blindly. Discover what your body responds to best, and tailor your workouts accordingly. Remember, social media snapshots don’t reveal the complete story, so embrace your individuality and craft a fitness journey that suits you.
  4. Respect Your Limits: Pushing yourself beyond your current tolerance levels can lead to injury, chronic fatigue, and persistent soreness. It’s crucial to meet yourself where you are and progress gradually. By respecting your body’s limits, you’ll build strength and resilience over time while avoiding setbacks that can hinder your long-term progress.
  5. Realistic Expectations: Transformations take time, and instant gratification can be misleading. It’s important to approach your fitness journey with realistic expectations. Don’t view it as a pass-or-fail endeavor; instead, recognize that progress occurs gradually. By shifting your mindset and celebrating small victories along the way, you’ll find the motivation to stay committed for the long term.
  6. Preparation for Obstacles: Life is unpredictable, and unexpected challenges will arise. Anticipate these obstacles and plan accordingly. Missing workouts is normal and should not deter you from your fitness goals. Remember, it’s the consistency over an extended period that yields the most significant results. Embrace the long game, where 60% completion over 10 years surpasses 100% effort for just a few months.

Together, let’s redefine exercise, embrace your uniqueness, and create a sustainable fitness routine that brings you fulfillment and lasting results.

Best regards,

Dr. Shannon

PS. And if you feel like you need some guidance with this & want to see a new perspective on what training can look like…Book a call with me! Click the button below.

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