Fitness Failure? Here’s Why
Have you been stuck in a rut for more than 18 months?
Maybe you’ve been spinning your wheels for 5 years or more.
If you have, it might be a sign that it’s time to change your paradigm surrounding health and fitness.
One of the things that drives me nuts about the exercise world is a fixation on outcomes.
What do I mean?
People often say I want to lose 20 pounds, get stronger, or improve body composition.
And while these are all worthwhile pursuits, (and we often advertise the ability to help people get there), it’s missing 2/3 of the success equation.
What I’ve noticed that sets people up for success is addressing all three layers of behavior change…
This does include changing your outcomes and expectations – like the examples above. Unfortunately this is where most people stop. Outcomes focus mostly on what you GET. Important, but missing the whole picture.
Second is changing your process. This involves creating process goals rather than only having outcome based goals. This will require you to develop habits, change your exercise and nutrition routine. Process goals are about changing what you DO. This is huge, because without fundamentally shifting what you do, you’ll likely only experience short blips of success.
Lastly, is changing your identity. This is often the hardest for people. But I’ve noticed the people who are the most successful at sticking to their routine, are the people who have identified themselves as healthy, lean, active, and positive – just to name a few.
If you’re tired of spinning your wheels, I would highly encourage you to assess your processes and your identity. Too often, we opt for a quick fix, outcome based goal.
You deserve the health and fitness that you want, but it’s going to take a bigger view.