Hello everyone. Today’s guest post comes from Adana Lima who writes for Dumbbells For Sale – a company which offers a wide range of high quality, adjustable dumbbells.
As you move along with your workout and diet plan, there’s no question that there are going to be times when you do slightly struggle along. Whether it’s because time is something you just don’t have and getting to the gym seems next to impossible or you’re fighting mad cravings that just won’t quit, it’s normal to expect some turbulence within your program as it is a normal and natural occurrence that will come up.
How you deal with this turbulence though is going to be what determines whether or not you succeed with your plan, so by thinking up some solutions to overcome any obstacles you face right from the start, you will stand a much better chance of being able to combat these issues and stay on track.
Let’s have a quick look at what you should know.
Fight Back Against Time Shortages
The very first obstacle that you very well will likely run into is that time shortage. You have a ‘to-do’ list that stretches for miles and finding time to get to the gym seems like mission impossible.
So what can you do? How do you fight back against this problem and be sure you stay the course?
The best solution here is to start breaking your workout up into more manageable chunks. For instance, rather than trying to get to the gym for a full 45 minutes to do your cardio workout and ab training, break that up into three ten minute increments. Most people will find it much easier to get in a ten minute bout of activity than a full thirty minutes so this may make it that much more manageable.
With your weights workout, rather than going to the gym for the full blown workout, try creating a circuit training program that only takes fifteen minutes to perform.
Move from one exercise to the next as fast as possible, being sure to push yourself as hard as you can and you’ll quickly burn off calories and see strength gains.
Fight Back Against Food Temptations
If food temptations have you down, one smart move here is to make sure that you do have cheat meals scheduled into your program.
Those who attempt to avoid the foods they crave 100% of the time are really going to deal with food cravings but when you do have a cheat meal scheduled, you know it’s only so long before you do get to indulge.
This can make it much easier to deal with the diet and manage those food temptations.
Fight Back Against Fatigue
If fatigue is something that’s keeping you from your workouts or making it difficult to continue to push onwards, make sure you’re having a good look over your program plan.
Do you have enough total rest worked into your workout program? Are you eating enough calories to provide energy? Are you sleeping well?
All of these will work together to help enhance energy levels and if you’re falling short on any of them, could very well influence how you feel on a day to day basis.
There’s no question that you may be slightly more tired while on a diet as you are taking in less food, but at no point should fatigue be intolerable.
Fight Back Against Others Who Try And Take You Away From Your Workouts
Finally, the last thing that may cause problems for you with regards to sticking with your workout and diet plan is having others who are trying to distract you. When this is the case, try and invite them along to your workout sessions. Sometimes this works incredibly well since then they feel more included in your life plus they’ll be making healthier changes right along with you.
If the person is not willing to get active with you, then explain to them why working out regularly is important to you and hopefully that will allow them to see that it’s something they need to try and understand.
Most people will be supportive of your efforts, but in time, you might right into a few individuals who just don’t get why you’re devoting so much time to these lifestyle changes.
So there you have some solutions to the most common obstacles that come up when following a weight loss plan. Be sure that you think of any obstacles that may come up in your life as well and come up with a proactive plan of action to beat them.
Adana is a stay at home mom who loves hitting the gym & writes for a company offering high quality adjustable dumbbells for sale.