One of my best friends called me up this afternoon and was feeling devastated that she hasn’t lost any weight. She wanted to give up and felt like a failure. I’m sure this has happened to every one of us. We all have days where we feel like our hard work is not paying off and we want to give up altogether.
There is a famous quote that says, “I have not failed. I have only found 10,000 ways that do not work”. I always say that there is no such thing as failure and that you only fail if you give up. I have had many difficult moments with my fitness journey. I could write a novel about the times when I wanted to throw in the towel and give up. Training for my fitness competitions has taken me to hell and back. However, I would have never reached where I am today if I had given up once things became a little difficult.
If you are not seeing the results you want, you have not failed. You have obtained feedback. What you are doing is not working for you. Get back up and do something different. Try something else. Perhaps you need to work on your diet or train a little harder. There is ALWAYS something you can do. The closer we get to our goals, the more challenging things will become. It is these tough times that teach us mental discipline and help us grow as a person. You will never improve if you always sit back in your comfort zone.
Fat loss can be very hard. Depending on your goal, it can be extremely exhausting to build the body of your dreams. The first step is to accept that is it not going to be easy and to have the willingness to do whatever it takes. You are going to have days where you will want to give up and moments where you do not see any results. Do not let this hold you back. Overcome all obstacles and keep pushing forward. Nothing will ever stop a determined individual.
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