Why I am I not getting Results?

It’s a question that comes up often, especially in the very beginning of the fitness journey and then after progress stalls.


Have you wondered this yourself?


If you’re getting the results you want, keep going. No need to change what you are doing right now, give yourself a high five, celebrate and move on.


If you’re not getting the results you want let’s find out where the hurdles are and take a chainsaw to those mothers.  Don’t accept anything less for yourself.


I don’t have the specific answer to why you aren’t getting the results you want, that takes a deeper conversation (one I’m happy to have).  but I can tell you from working with hundreds of people that these are the most common reasons results stall out.


Ask yourself this?


If, for example you’re after weight loss and you’re only looking at the scale, you might be missing all of the other indicators that you are changing. Missing those signs will have you frustrated, questioning whether or not your plan is working and thinking about quitting.


This is why we super strongly suggest taking:


These indicators craft a clear picture of the direction you’re trending. When you see positive change that’s fuel to keep going.  Your weight is often what we call a lag indicator, it may take weeks to show up differently.  Plant a seed, it may take weeks for it to sprout, but guess what, lots of shit is happening to that seed underground, everyday it is moving closer to sprouting above ground.


So, no matter what the goal is, you need to know all the indicators of progress, that way you can see the progress you’re making.


Given most of us live in reality we need to set expectations based on our actual effort. Working out 2 x a week and not changing anything about how you eat, or adding a bit more activity into your life is all good, it could be a major step forward for you.  But, you can’t expect to lose 10 lbs in a month this way, get crazy strong or get rid of that nagging knee pain with effort and action that does not warrant those results.


I’m not saying you need to do more, I’m saying you need to be realistic with the outcomes you expect.


Doing the things that get you closer to the life you want to live is consistency.  You have to do you and do the best you can, but here’s the thing, if you’re not doing the “thing” at least 80% of the time, you’re not consistent.   


When people say they are not getting results the first thing we look at is consistency. I don’t care who you are or how great you are no hack, magic pill, secret technique will outshine consistency.


In order to know if you’re consistent you need a specific task, workout 3x a week, eat protein at every meal, do 6 push-ups a day, spend 45 min of facebook, have two drinks a night, do your shoulder mobility work 5 minutes a day.


Whatever it is, you have to do it.  Now that does not mean you have to overwhelm yourself and make the task impossible. I recommend the opposite, make it reasonable, make it seem simple, then you will do it and feel darn good about it.


 If you aren’t doing the “thing” consistently either the outcome is not that important to you, you haven’t determined how your life will improve by getting the desired results or the task is to big.


You can’t aim to eat until you’re 80% full at each meal, only do it 3x a week and expect to get the glorious benefits of eating until you are 80% full at each meal.


If you want to nail 15 solid pushups from the floor and your action plan calls for 4 pushups a day, only doing them 2 x a week is not consistent.  You may get to the floor eventually but it will take a looooong time.


If you have back pain and were shown 4 stretches to do each day, but you don’t, can you really expect your pain to go away?


You want to learn Chinese and you don’t know one word.  You work your butt of for three weeks. Can you expect be fluent after 3 weeks?


You have put on 30 lbs over the last 20 years and haven’t exercised beyond 16 oz curls of bud light.  You dial in your nutrition and start working out 4 x a week.  Have you failed if you don’t lose the 30 lbs in 6 weeks?  Heck no, you just need patience.


What does all this mean?  You should dream big. Every change you want to make, you can.  You need a solid game plan that fits into your life and consistent execution.


Your CP coaches are here to help you every step of the way.  Let’s dig into and keep that progress train moving ahead.

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