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Do Not Give Up Your Fitness Plan Just After Few Months

September 22nd, 2008 · 7 Comments ·
 
 

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Do you know what is the biggest mistake made by beginners when they just first started exercising? Not the diet, not the postures in lifting the weight. But their determination. Most people quit after going to gym after few months.

It is common to see crowds flocking to gym early of year, especially in January, after people have made new year resolution to slim down, lose fat or build muscles. After first few months, the situation is back to normal because most people have already dropped out.

The saddest thing is that most people quit right when they are about to make substantial progress. You don’t fail when you are still working towards your fitness goals. But, the moment you give up, you are a failure.

Quitting should not be an option. Make fitness as a lifestyle. Don’t go to gym because you want it as a new year resolution, or want to show off your body during your beach vacation or wedding. You have to think beyond that – getting a healthy and in shape for life.

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Don’t just try. Once you have this mindset “let’s just try”, you may have made quitting as an option. When you start make the first peddle on your bicycle, you know it is always tougher. Similarly with working out, the initial stage is tough when you don’t see obvious result. Do not expect too much too soon. Do not get discouraged.

And do not ever quit.

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7 responses so far ↓
  • Shelly // Sep 24, 2008 at 12:45 AM

    I just wanted to say thanks, I’ve been slacking off a little lately and I needed a pep talk. :) Love your blog.

  • Angie Tan // Sep 25, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    It’s all about motivation. I also “stopped” for a while because I got injured and was very frustrated for a while.

    Anyway, it’s a change of lifestyle and habit, so; it should take a while.

  • Zandria // Sep 29, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    You’re right — it’s so important not to give up too quickly. Some people notice results right away, while others take longer. Even so, if you DON’T give up, you WILL see results! :)

  • Jonny // Oct 12, 2008 at 8:26 PM

    Motivation is critical! All aesthetic goals rely on a strong foundation of lifestyle.

    One of the most helpful things to stay motivated so you consistently go to the gym is to track your progress and break up large goals into smaller milestones. If you need to lose 15lbs, and see that you lost 2 lbs in 3 weeks, you will be alot more likely to stick with the program for another 3 weeks.

    What goals will most motivate you? Usually, people are concerned with “looking better naked”, but the more reasons you have to workout, the more likely you will stick with it.

    On reason that is never really talked about in the media is that EXERCISE MAKES YOU SMARTER! And not in some hokey pokey philisophical way. The research is clear, exercise builds neurons in your brain!

    Now you have a whole other reason to stay on the treadmill :)

  • Sally // Oct 22, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    It is very hard to stay with anything when you don’t see results. If nothing else, if you feel better maybe that will help you stay motivated to keep it up! I have found an awesome online fitness support team!

  • stormy // Aug 4, 2010 at 7:27 PM

    Motivation is defo the biggy! My man started training just a few short months ago, He’s looking hot and I make sure I tell him all the time. It’s not just about the motivation to stick with the training programme, it’s given him a new found confidence too.

  • Reestus Rat // Dec 20, 2010 at 6:38 AM

    Right on. You just need to be able to not need to see ANY difference is less than nine months or a year. Think of it like paying your mortgage. You’ll see the benefit, eventually, but don’t expect it today, tomorrow, next month or even any time this year.

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