How many workout or diet programs have you tried? Studies show that the average woman goes on 16 diets in her lifetime. That’s a lot of stopping and starting, wouldn’t you say?
There are usually two reasons why someone would quit a plan. Either there are no results happening or you simply can’t maintain the intensity or strictness of the program itself (ie: a crash diet). So the cycle usually looks something like this:
Start a new program or plan –> stay on this for anywhere from 1 week to 2 months —> stop seeing results or compliance drops —>fall off for a while due to feeling discouraged —> join a new plan or program with the same high hopes as before (that this will be THE one) —> the cycle continues
Often times the answer is not to start over, but to simply course correct. The first question to ask, before your course correct, is “can I train like this forever or can I eat like this forever?”
If you are on a lifestyle based program that allows for moderation and fluctuation alongside the results, the answer should be yes. If you’re still struggling to see results with that, it’s time to course correct a little bit.
This simply means finding lessons in where things may have gone wrong. Instead of simply saying “that didn’t work” you’ll want to look at the whole picture. Are all of the pieces in place and where are the missing links that you can simply add into what you’re already doing?
Typically there are a few things missing in that big picture and that’s much easier to work on that completely scrapping the program and starting over.
Here are 21 things you’ll want to assess and potentially add in before starting over completely, PLUS get a bad ass body just in time for summer.
Take a look at this list and think about what you can add into your program. It’s much easier to add in healthy and sustainable habits instead of trying to just start over and create a brand new program. If your program does fall into the category of “I can’t maintain this forever” then it might be time to look into a program that hits all the categories above.
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