3 Things That May Be Slowing Your Progress in the Gym

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Do you ever feel like your progress has stalled at the gym?

We have all been there!

A month or so has gone by and we feel like we are not gaining any ground (or muscle) or seeing any improvements. But WHY?!

For many it is a lack of consistency either inside or outside the gym.

Ask yourself the hard question, “Am I consistently making it to class? Am I doing the things the coaches recommend for the best workout?”

Inconsistency can originate from common barriers that many of us face. Many Americans live a fast paced lifestyle that makes it feel nearly impossible to stay consistent with all the things we know we want to do.

Here are 3 things that may be slowing your progress: 

#1. Lack of Sleep

Sleep is THE MOST important factor to health. Without sleep, we will crash and burn quickly. You can live longer without food and water than you can without sleep.

*Aim for 8 hours of quality, uninterrupted sleep each night.

Keep your sleep environment cool and distraction free (remove screens).

Having a consistent bedtime routine will also help to prep your body for sleep (journal, read, meditate, take a warm shower, relax).

#2. Insufficient energy intake (AKA not eating enough)

A lot of the time, the problem is not that we are eating too much, but rather that we aren’t eating enough food as a whole or enough of the right, nutritious foods.

Using a calorie tracker to gauge your caloric and macro intake is a good place to start. We recommend MyFitnessPal to check in with your nutrient intake.

If you’re not sure where to start with this check out this article on nutrition made simple.

#3. Lack of consistency in the gym

It’s not easy to start a new routine or to get your body moving on the regular. Try to start by committing to 20 minutes of activity a day. That could come from a walk, bike ride, stair walks, a 20 minute workout or some yoga.

At Fit2Live we help our members stay on track with constant accountability and check-ins to keep them on track and focused on their goals. Most start with 2-3 workouts a week and soon they are able to commit to 4-5 a week with a little extra movement on their days off.

If you are feeling stalled in your progress or you are feeling frustrated in not reaching your goals we can help.

Schedule a FREE No Sweat Intro Consultation with us and we’ll help get you started and unstuck.

We are here to help you! We are excited when you see progress toward the best version of you!

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