Reasons why women fail at the gym. Don’t let this be you.

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If I got a penny for every time I heard a woman tell me they were failing at weight loss, because they are lazy, I would be a very rich lady indeed. You don’t fail at weight loss because you’re lazy, you fail for other reasons. Struggling to lose weight, or yo-yoing with your weight is a sign that something has gone wrong somewhere.

It is depressing and difficult to stay overweight, it is by no means the easy way out, as it consumes your every thought, meal, day.

I know, I’ve been there and struggled to lose 45 pounds for a long time.

So here’s my top 4 tips as to why you may be failing at the gym:

How you track your progress: You weigh yourself to track your progress. This is the quickest way to failure as muscle weights more than fat. You will only get dis-heartened and want to give up.

Your clothes will be looser, you’ll get toned and lean but you won’t necessarily see a big difference on the scales. Track yourself by your measurements and you’ll see genuine results.

You do too much too soon: You either do too many workouts in a week, or you do too much in your session. Both are very de-motivating can make you feel like you want to quit. Please be warned, don’t take on too much, and make sure it fits easily into your life. If it doesn’t, you’ll not be able to stick with it.

You haven’t accepted your body: You’re never happy with how you look. This leads to failure. You have to learn to love yourself and when you’r working out, you have to see the positive in your body.

You haven’t got your food right: You’re eating too little, which leads to de-motivation. Or you’re eating processed, bad food, which is making you go around in circles. When you’re working out, you need to see the fruits of your labour. If you don’t, you will want to quit. Make sure you are developing a healthy relationship with food.

Be a size YOU.

Forget what society holds up as perfection and work at being the best version of you. You are amazing, workout and eat well. Then learn to love yourself for who you are, and what you look like. There is no ‘ideal’. We are all unique. Unique is a really good thing,

Jessica X

About the author 

Jessica Cooke

I love drinking coffee, and my favourite thing in life (apart from my family) is to empower women to lead fitter, healthier and happier lives. (oh, and also I love playing with my two Miniature Schnauzers, Buster and Ozzy)

I’ve coached more than 6,140 women over 14 years to lead fitter, healthier and happier lives.

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