3 Things That Could be Stopping You from Reaching Your Fatloss Goals
Everyone knows that in order to lose fat safely, one must have a great training program and a solid nutrition plan in place. But what if you have all of those and you're still not hitting those fat loss goals?
I've seen it time and time again...heck, I've been there time and time again.
So why does it happen?
Well I have found there are 3 things that could be going on hindering your fat loss even with the most perfectly followed plan in place.
- You've set a fat loss goal but no goal date This has been one of my biggest downfalls when it came to fat loss. I always had a goal but never a set date in which I had to reach that goal. I would say..."I am going to lose X amount of pounds" but never put a date on it. There was no urgency to get to it. Nothing that made me say "I have X amount of weeks/days/months to get this done." It wasn't until I was at the end of my pregnancy that I had decided that I needed a goal after my daughter was born but I also needed a goal date. Needed something to keep me accountable. So set a goal and then right away set a date. It can be for something exiting or just pick a date and stick to it! And then keep a reminder of it somewhere. Either on a calendar or a countdown app on your phone or multiple ways. Just set it!
- You don't have the support system Now I'm very lucky in this area, my husband, family and friends have always supported me in whatever goal I have had. Whether it be running my first half-marathon to getting onstage in a bikini for a competition. They are there to push me when needed or just being excited for me to reach my goal. But sadly I know a lot of people who don't have that support system either at home or in their circle of friends. Sometimes they are even discouraged from trying to reach their goals. This can greatly impact your results. Even if you tell yourself you are doing it for YOU and you don't need anyone else to help you, having the support system in place to cheer you along, keep you going when you want to quit or just be there to hear about your journey, is huge. So if you have people who are not supporting you, talk to them. Explain to them why this goal is important to you and what you are doing to reach it. If that doesn't work, then find someone who will be supportive and back you up when needed.
- The people around you try to sabotage you Whether it be them trying to get you to eat something with them that isn't on your meal plan or maybe trying to convince you not go to the gym to spend time together or maybe even telling you your goal may not be attainable. No matter what, those people are sabotaging your results. There are many reasons why someone might try to sabotage your goals. A lot of time the sabotaging stems from jealousy. Jealousy of you...1. Reaching your goals 2. Have the confidence/motivation to reach your goals or 3. Both.No one thinks that someone would do this, but it can happen. Easiest way to overcome this one is to either distance yourself from these people why you are working towards your goal. If that's not possible, try to get them on board with you. Having an accountability partner is a sure fire way to hit your goals! And if that doesn't work...well you may just need to rely on good ol' will power. Anytime they way to take you away from your goals, you need to remember what you are working towards and why.
So remember, training and nutrition are only a part of hitting your fat loss goals, or really any physical goals if you think about it. Making sure everything is inline is a huge part of it.