These people show up a few days a week, some more, but their bodies aren’t changing.
Why do they keep showing up at the gym?
Are they wasting their time?
I’m sure most of them figure that they are earning points for showing up…points with the doctor, their wife, their husband, status among friends or on social media check-ins
Some probably just show up out of habit or guilt.
Some of these reasons deal with other people…the ‘feeling like I have to go’ motivation, which is very weak in most cases, but most people’s motivation really stems at their own self esteem and ego about looking better.
There is major motivation there.
But if someone just feels like they need to lose some weight, and buys a gym membership, there is no connection or deep-seeded reason to create the discipline and consistent effort that is needed to change.
In order to get the fast, jaw dropping results, that we all desire, you are going to have to work…work hard…work consistently and probably have to make some serious lifestyle changes to make it happen.
Instead of just going to the gym, here are 5 steps to get fast results in the gym:
Step 1. Mindset – Write down your Key Fitness Goal. If you are gonna bust your but for six months or a year in the gym, get clear on what your main goal is for that time. What is your desired outcome? How do you want your body to look like, feel like, or perform like? What will change?
*the key when writing your goals the to use the SMART Goal method. It needs to be specific, measurable, ‘As if now’, realistic and time based. For example: Today is December 31st, 2016 and I, Aaron Guyett, have lost 15 pounds. Think about it and write the most important change down.
Step 2. Nutrition is the most misunderstood, and most important factor you will deal with. People are seriously emotional when it comes to eating, and most think of nutrition changes as some torturous and agonizing penalty that forces them to eat salads everyday of their life. Nothing could be further from the truth. When you really learn what is healthy, and how to properly integrate new foods into your lifestyle, you will be surprised how good healthy and whole food really is.
* The simplest way think of healthy eating is this: If GOD made it, eat it…or if it occurs in nature, eat it. If people messed with it, RUN! People have taken naturally occurring, amazing foods, and ruined them. We have ruined food by processing, pasteurizing, refining, adding, preserving, genetically modifying, adding chemicals, packaging, and the list can go on! The best cooks and athletes in the entire world only work with top quality ingredients and we should, too.
Step 3. Movement is the basis for exercise and most people spend their life at a desk, in a car and in front of the television. And we wonder why our backs and knees and ankles hurt. Most people need to get off the couch and go for a walk or get to the gym. When we belong to a gym, we either never go, or are inconsistent, losing intensity and progression when we are there. Innovative Results believes this comes from behaviors, habits, lack of motivation and lack of knowledge. If you are uncertain about starting to workout or how to change up your current plan, ask us for help. That is what we have spent the last 15 years getting right.
*If you do look to hire a personal trainer, fitness coach, and nutrition coach, please take the time to investigate a place and person that has proven results. Every local bodybuilder, gym rat or newbie fitness trainer does not understand the body, much less your body. If you look for advise, make sure the person is qualified and has experience dealing with people like yourself.
Step 4. Recovering from your newly found lifestyle. If you go from sitting behind a desk to working out three to five days per week, you are going to encounter some minor aches and pains. Working hard in the gym may create some soreness, muscle tightness and other aches and pains. There are a variety of recovery tactics that have worked wonders for myself and my clients. You can check them out here: Innovative Results Recovery.
* remember to start slow and listen to your body. Please take the time to learn movements correctly, and consult a physician if any pains last more than a few days or swelling occurs.
Step 5. Guidance and Coaching during your new program is essential. Having someone that can teach you, motivate, and encourage you during your fitness program will be a huge factor in your success. It is proven that working out with a partner increases your chances of success significantly! It will help you work harder, spot, correct, and make sure that you are doing things safely and properly.
* Find someone who will hold you accountable, so that you don’t get off track. Accountability and intelligent programming is key for faster results. Find somebody intelligent, that cares about you success, and listen to them to keep you focused.
I truly hope that these five steps helps you and motivates you more than the obstacles or temptations you may have.
When you work hard, and make huge progress, people WILL notice.
They will be motivated, and will look to you as an example.
You will earn an kind of instant respect from people that know you.
It will help you stand out from the crowd, and you will start to carry yourself more confidently.
Who knows, maybe you’ll get that promotion or raise!
Now go out there, kick butt, and make something great happen this week.
If you are looking for results fast, and you don’t mind committing to consistency and work for the long haul, to improve all areas of you life, especially looks, mindset, and performance, fill out the form below.