Have You Fallen Off The Wagon?

Here are the 8 reasons why we fall off the wagon

1. No focus: you didn’t set goals, you didn’t put your goals in
writing, and or you didn’t keep your goals in mind daily (by reading
them, affirming them, looking at a vision board, etc.)

2. No priorities: you may have set a goal, but you didn’t put it
on or near the top of your priorities list. For example, your goal
is six-pack abs, but drinking beer and eating fast food on the weekend
is higher on your priorities list than having a flat stomach.

3. No support system: you tried to go at it alone; no buddy system,
training partners, family, spouse, friends, mentors or coaches to
turn to for information and emotional support when the going got tough.

4. No Accountability: you didn’t keep score for your own
accountability – with a progress chart, weight record, measurements,
food journal, training journal, and you didn’t set up external
accountability (ie, report to someone else or show your results
to someone else)

5. No patience: you were only thinking short-term and had unrealistic
expectations. You expected 10 pounds a week or 5 pounds a week or
3 pounds a week, so the first week you lost “only” 1 or 2 pounds
or hit a plateau, you gave up.

6. No planning: you winged it. You walked into the gym without
having a workout in hand, on paper, you didn’t plan your workouts
into your weekly schedule; you didn’t have a menu on paper, you
didn’t make time (so instead you made excuses, like “I’m too busy”)

7. No balance: your diet or training program was too extreme. You
went the all or nothing, “I want it now” route instead of the
moderate, slow-and-steady wins the race route.

8. No personalization: your nutrition or training program was the
wrong one for you. It might have worked for someone else, but it
didn’t suit your schedule, personality, lifestyle, disposition or
body type.

So there you have it – 8 mistakes that cause most people to fall off the wagon. Are you guilty of any of these transgressions?

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