5 Guaranteed Ways to Fail on Your Fitness Goals

Halloween Weekend.

The start of the downfall for most people with great intentions of improving their health and fitness. Everyone knows eating a bunch of candy is not the best approach.

Hell, Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up....Might as well pack it in and "start" on the New Year with all the holidays in the rear view mirror.

Maybe start a 6 Week "Challenge" or a 3 day "Detox".

Or how about you be honest and realize that all the holidays are really just 4 days in a 2 month span. How about doing what ever you want those 4 days (guilt-free) and being healthy, and committed to your goals on the other days.

No need to sabatoge a whole 2 months.

It is not all your fault, though.

The fitness industry is much too blame. The extremes are what sell and most gyms and training programs know this. They love telling you how you can get in amazing shape in 6 weeks or lose 10 pounds in 3 days.

Who wouldn't want it to work like that?

The reality is that true FAT loss that trends toward not gaining it back is losing at a BEST CASE scenario of 2 pounds a week. In my experience 1.5 pounds a week ends up being the average with people who have about 40-80 pounds of fat to lose. 20 or less will be even slower.

Stop worrying so much about the extremes and all the headlines. Prevent the pitfalls and think of this as your "to don't list"

Coastal Strength & Fitness' 5 Guaranteed Ways to Fail on Your Fitness Goals

1. Focus only on the scale

If you are changing your habits and staying focused 80% of the time you will see results over the weeks and months. Weighing yourself daily is only going to cause more stress in addition to work, school, family, etc.

Check in one day a week at the most and do not judge your weight, just observe it. No need to get super up or down with your emotions, just make note of it and make any adjustments with your diet as needed when you notice a trend over a couple weeks.

2. Worry about what other people think.

A lot of people get in a good routine only to be derailed by co-workers bringing in doughnuts or making fun of their grilled chicken salad for lunch everyday.

Who cares. I make fun of the guy who is tearing up the dance floor at weddings.


Because I wish I could dance like that.

You co-workers just wish they had the dedication and commitment to stick to their goals and just want to bring you down. At the end of the day their should only be a small handful of people who's opinions matter to you. I promise those people want you to be healthy & happy.

3. Attempt to do everything too soon.

Alright my trainer gave me this transformation plan! Tomorrow is Day 1....

I am going to workout 5 days a week, plus double sessions on 3 of those days, then I am going to eat 5 meals a day and this exact amount of food each meal, each day, each week as pres