- Not seeing results quick enough?
- Hit a plateau?
- Feel you need to try something else?
- Feel like what you’re doing just isn’t working?
I get a lot of reasons for people wanting quit because “this isn’t working”.
They’ve hit some sort of plateau, aren’t seeing results quick enough or have just had a week or two “off the wagon” and have struggled a little bit.
They feel they won’t be successful with their current plan and that it’s just not working.
However, from my perspective, slow progress, plateau’s and struggle is totally normal and common.
In fact, I’ve never seen anyone NOT struggle with their goal.
To think you can start off on something new, never struggle and be able to reach your target perfectly the first time is a little crazy if you think about it.
What I usually see is that it’s not the program that’s not working.
The issue I see most commonly is time.
People haven’t put in the time needed to truly see results.
We wall want the results NOW!
And why not? We see endless amounts of ripped bodies and ads on Instagram and other social media telling us it can be done quickly and easily.
Really that should be your first warning sign! It’s all total bullshit!
However, you believe it because they have proof! There are clear photos of the success people have had. There are testimonials of how great it has been, how easy it was and how good they feel.
Now I’m not trying to discredit any of these programs because many are probably pretty good. I’m talking more specifically about the time or speed of these results that the plans and programs are suggesting.
In my experience the promotional testimonials you are seeing fall into the “results not typical” category. At best I would guess 1% of people see results that quickly. Especially the type of results that are going to last.
My challenge to you is to actually do some research. Put in some time, put in some work and maybe even reach out to others.
How many people have actually done that “90 day Shred” program? Of those, how many experienced the stated results? Of those, how many kept those results long term after the 90 days?
Of the truly successful ones, ask “How long did it take you to get these results”
I guarantee it won’t be an overnight success story. I guarantee they didn’t nail it on their first try with no struggle.
In the end, my guess is that you’re probably just going to finish this article and say “I know Chad” and go on with your day.
We all REALLY know right?!
However, if your fitness goals are set 3 months at a time I’d argue that you don’t know. If you’ve tried more than 2, 3 or 4 different programs with little success or success that didn’t last, then you don’t really know.
It makes sense in your head, but when you’re motivated to try something new you forget it and think you’ll be different. You think you’ll be part of the 1%.
You think THIS will be the program that finally works!
But please, please, please do the research! Don’t just take my word for it.
This article is just words and theory on a website. Get some proof! At minimum just ask some friends and/or truly look at your own track record.
It’ll be incredibly valuable the next time you hit a plateau or rut on your journey.
When you struggle, it’s not always just the plan or program that’s not working.
More often than not, it’s probably not working because you haven’t put in enough time to get past the struggle.