Maybe it happened on December 31st, 2020. After a year of quarantine, you decided 2021 was finally going to be your year. You made a New Year’s resolution to workout regularly, eat healthily, and finally get those fitness results you’ve always wanted. But nearly halfway into the year, you realize you are not working out like you planned. If this sounds like you, the first thing to know is that you are not alone. Establishing a consistent fitness routine is hard! But, when you identify the things in your life that keep you from getting your desired fitness results, you can overcome them. Here are the 5 reasons you are not working out and what you can do about it.
1. You Aren’t Sure What to do During Your Workouts
Does trying to come up with a fitness plan feel overwhelming to you? Maybe you’ve searched Google to learn some new exercises but you aren’t even sure you’re doing them right! Or you hop on YouTube looking for an easy workout program to follow, but the generalized exercise routines aren’t giving you the fitness results you want. When you don’t know what to do during your workouts or don’t like what you’re doing, it makes it easier to quit.
What you need is a personalized workout plan with clear instructions, video examples, and new routines to help increase your motivation. As an in-person and virtual personal trainer, I have the tools and programs you need to succeed in your health and fitness journey. From super detailed workout plans to fun challenges, you never have to worry about what to do during your workouts again. It is all planned for you!
2️. You Can’t Afford a One-On-One Personal Trainer
If you are not working out because you lack accountability, a one-on-one personal trainer is a perfect option for you. A personal trainer not only plans your workouts for you, but they help you stay motivated and on track.
Now, you may be thinking that a personal trainer would be awesome. However, you just don’t have the budget for one. That’s where my online personal training program comes into play. With the #ALFitCrew App, you get the benefits of working with a personal trainer (me!) for way less money than an in-person trainer at your local gym. You get detailed workout plans and access to live Zoom sessions. Plus, you become part of a community of other women just like you who encourage and support each other daily. When you become part of the #ALFitCrew, you don’t just get the fitness results you want but you get the fitness community you never knew you needed!
3️. You Feel You Don’t Have Time in Your Day
One of the reasons many women are not working out is because they feel they don’t have the time in their busy schedules. From your demanding job to taking care of your kids, it can feel nearly impossible to squeeze in even a quick workout. You don’t have the luxury of leaving the kids at home to go to the gym. Or that fitness class your girlfriend goes to during her lunch break is too far away from your work. You’d never make it there in time.
What you need is a personalized workout plan that you can complete whenever and wherever works best for you. You need exercises that don’t require fancy gym equipment and can be done at home while your baby is napping or you have a quick 20-minute break before your next meeting. And that’s exactly what you get with the #ALFitCrew App: workouts planned for you to do on your own time, whenever and wherever that may be.
4️. You Have an All or Nothing Approach
Have you ever restricted calories for a month in hopes you’d feel more confident in your outfit for a special event? Or think back to the beginning of the year when you made your New Year’s fitness resolution. Did you hit the gym 7 days a week for a few weeks before getting completely burnt out? The enthusiasm is great, but there is a better way! And it doesn’t include restricting your body of the food it needs or working out 24/7.
Finding balance in your fitness routine will help you get the fitness results you want. And all of my #ALFitCrew programs are designed to help you do just that. We don’t workout every day, multiple times a day. We don’t do hours upon hours of cardio. We don’t restrict our calories or cut out all of our favorite foods. We find a healthy balance that is sustainable in the long run.
5. You Think of Exercise as a Punishment
If you aren’t super into fitness, it is hard to get motivated and stick to a routine. This is especially true if you view exercise as a punishment or as a way to earn your food. Establishing a healthy relationship with exercise is key to getting the fitness results you want. It is also key to actually enjoying your health journey now and well into the future. When I help women, I don’t just focus on helping them lose weight and tone up. I take a holistic approach to help them shift their mindset and find balance in their life altogether.
Ready to Get Your Desired Fitness Results?
Can you relate to any (or all) of these five reasons you are not working out or getting the fitness results you want? As a personal trainer with 10 years of experience, I help busy women lose weight, tone up, and find balance with home workouts that fit into their schedule. Every client comes to me with specific needs, availability, and unique financial situation. My goal is to provide a solution that will work for you and allow you to be successful. I want you to finally have a fitness routine that you can stick to, that works for you and your lifestyle, and gives you the results you want.
The best way to get started is to join me and the #ALFitCrew for my 4-week Spring #ALFitChallenge that starts on May 3rd! Learn more about the challenge and how to jumpstart your health journey and get the fitness results you’ve always wanted!