Focus on what you can achieve not on what you can't
Be realistic in terms of your expectations and what is achievable.
Try not to compare yourself to others or what you see in the mainstream or social media.
Our Culture today is obsessively focused on unrealistic expectations- We can see it everywhere….
🤳Get that perfect body
💊 Magic weight loss diets/supplements etc.- (if it seems too good to be true it probably is)
🙌 Exaggerated short term success stories –those people who crash diet for a few weeks and lose weight (however we never hear how they can’t sustain it and after time it is regained then some).
📸 Those before and after pics (however if you notice many of the pics the before the lighting is different, the person is flexing more with shoulder retracted and better posture in the after pic, they even have more of a tan and better fitting clothing- heck a new hairdo too! Not to mention the potential of a bit of photo shop).
💪Comparing yourself to that huge guy in the gym or on the magazines- (but is genetically gifted/ maybe a walking pharmacy/lives breathes the gym 24/7.)
😎 “Celebrity” diets and workouts (see all above)
We are now bombarded with small snap shots of what others are doing or have achieved.
A lot of the time it doesn’t tell us the whole story and how they got there.......
For many it gives unrealistic expectations of what can be or should be achieved, It can lead to some becoming frustrated and disheartened with unrealistic goals and timeframes, which can lead to them giving up.......
You have to work at it and make changes.
Some days it goes well others days it wont. You may slip up time to time, but hey you are only human, shit happens.
A quote from legendary Bodybuilder Reg Park-
“Training is like life you get your ups and downs, but if you think about your problems hard enough and logically enough, you either solve them or reach a compromise”
Focus on what you can achieve
Get a plan, commit to it, work on it and over time results will come.
Jamie Miller- Personal Trainer
UK Fitness Personal Training
Fitness, Nutrition & Personal Training