Getting in shape is no easy task. Once you commit to going to the gym and get a good workout routine going you expect to see results, but often this isn’t the case. The reason why you’re not seeing results is because your workout routine SUCKS, and here’s why:
You are doing the wrong exercises for your body goal
For a lot of people working out means running on the treadmill and doing crunches. Although these exercises work the body people fail to realize that these exercises are not done with purpose. By this I mean that if you’re trying to tone your legs the exercises you do need to centered around that (Ex. squats and resistance band exercises for your inner and outer thighs). Go to the gym with a target area in mind that you are going to work out to reach your body goals. For suggestions on what exercises to do for specific body parts view this link.
You workout consistently, but haven’t changed your diet
Body transformations are 30% diet and 70% working out. You can’t expect to shed pounds by just working out without changing your eating habits. Being healthy both inside and out is a lifestyle change. Sacrifices must be made in order to reach your ultimate body goal. Try eliminating junk food from your diet and replacing those items with healthy snacks. Also, water needs to be the #1 component of your diet.
You are doing the bare minimum at the gym
Finally, when going to the gym push yourself to the limit even if you can only commit to 10-15 minutes. If you only have time to do 10 minutes on the elliptical then that 10 minutes needs to be the hardest 10 minutes of your life. Turn your resistant up and sweat like you never have before. A quality workout is better than spending 1-2 hours in the gym just chatting with a friend and not pushing yourself (Quality > Quantity).
By taking these three things into consideration you’ll be able to adjust your workouts and eating habits accordingly. You have one life to live, so take care of it while you can. Always try to be your best self!