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Reasons we don't succeed in our fitness goals

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Life doesn’t always allow you to be focused on many things at once. When it comes to exercise and achieving your fitness goals it can be tough. But, don’t be down on yourself, PLAN ahead! We should know that the key to our fitness goals is staying consistent and preserving times to workout. There are other things that can stop our progress, here's a list of issues that can hold us back from achieving our fitness goals:

If you can’t work through pain, you will not work yourself to a better body. Most people do not like pain, and will do anything to avoid the burn. Pain is the reason most people stop working out completely. Remember, NO PAIN, NO GAIN!

Family and Friends

Family and friends can be the biggest help or biggest hindrance, because they are closest to you. It boils down to whether or not you want to listen to what they are saying. Take the good and the bad that family and friends can influence upon your daily habits (the gym being a good habit). Let negativity be ignored, and feed off the positive things that they can provide.


Working out alone does not cut it. Nutrition is of utmost importance to becoming a healthy person. You can workout all day, but if your nutrition is not sound, you will not gain any benefit from the hard work you put in at the gym. So word to the wise, you are what you eat.

Time Management

When you're busy, time management is important. Staying in good health should be top priority in your life. People give so many excuses that they are too busy with work, school or home and don’t have time to workout. Make it a priority to plan time to workout. Give yourself the time and love you deserve.

Lack of Motivation

When people don’t see results quickly, they lose motivation. They tell themselves that it's not working, because they don’t see immediate change. Lack of motivation can cause a quick setback in the gym. Results are not achieved overnight. Keep your mind on the prize.

Don’t let these things stop you from achieving your goals.

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