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Everybody has a goal, or something they'd like to achieve. Question is - Are you doing anything now to get yours? Or do you believe that it'll always be just that – a dream or wishful thinking?

Turning your goals into reality is possible if you make the right choices in terms of eating, exercising and following a specific plan. Of course, there's a lot more that goes into it, but the bottom line is, it's achievable - EFFORT IS ALWAYS REWARDED!

If you've been trying to transform yourself without any success, you're doing something wrong. Here are 10 things that might be stopping you from getting you from A to B.

  1. You don't have a why:

What's your why? What's your motive? Why do you want to change? If it's for superficial reasons, you will find it hard to stick it out and be consistent. Before you dive into making changes to your lifestyle, you have to know why you want to do it. Otherwise, you'll easily get distracted in the face of temptation and struggle.

2. You don't have a direction:

If you don't know where you're going, how are you going to get there? Ask yourself, what are your long-term fitness goals? What do you want to achieve in the next few weeks, the next few months, the next year?

3. You're not motivated enough:

If you're struggling to get yourself to the gym or the warehouse or wherever it is that you work out, then your mind, body and health is going to stay the same.

4. You have unrealistic expectations:

Let's be honest. Successfully transforming one's body is hard. So throw all of those expectations out the window and be prepared to work hard and struggle. Remind yourself that you'll sweat a lot and experience some pain, and there will be moments when you'll just want to give up. But if you have a why and a direction (points 1 and 2), you'll be able to push through it all.

5. You have zero support:

Some people need support and others don't. If you fall under the first category, it's helpful to find a group of like minded peeps who have the same goals and values as you. Get support from your partner, friends, family, or even an online fitness community. Sharing your goals and interacting with like-minded people will help you go further than going at it alone.

6. You're not challenging yourself:

The human body is quick to adapt to anything you put it through. If you keep doing the same thing over and over again, your body will eventually get used to it and you'll plateau. You need to change things up and challenge yourself, especially if things become too easy and comfortable.

7. You want instant results:

Nope, sorry, that's not going to happen. Changes in your body happen over time, not overnight. Introduce lifestyle changes gradually by committing to one or two small changes at a time. Don't try to do everything all at once.

8. You compare yourself to others:

Stop comparing yourself to other people. We are all on our own journeys and everyone is different. Remember, there is no competition (YOU vs YOU). The only person that you should be comparing yourself to is your past self, to check your progress.

9. You're not training your brain:

Old habits die hard. If you want to succeed in getting results, you'll have to change the way you think, too. Rewiring your brain to new thoughts and behaviour is essential to success. Some techniques you can use include affirmations and visualization.

10. You keep weighing yourself:

Stop obsessing over the numbers on the scale; it's an inaccurate way to track your progress. A scale can't tell you how much fat, muscle, or water you have in your body. It also doesn't measure strength, endurance, or flexibility.

I hope you find this information useful and it helps you with your journey!



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