When I firsted start to work out there were three things that I really struggled with….
I wasn’t confident in my ability to succeed. I was insecure about sweating in front of others. I didn’t like that I wasn’t strong as others in the gym. I was barely confident in my ability to say “yes” to pain “no” to other bad temptations around skipping a workout, excessively binging on junk food, etc. SOLUTION:through the long and enduring etches of discomfort and pain, I pushed through my workouts, said no to food cravings, and discovered a greater strength in myself that I didn’t know I had. 2))) Didn’t know what I was doing.
Nutrition. Exercise Routine. You name it. SOLUTION: I stopped using it as an excuse to act. Do research. Talk to people who are where you want to be. Go out and do. Learn from your experiences. Expect to fail. Anticipate to grow. Learn about the science of nutrition and weight training, but more importantly, learn about what does and does not work for YOU.
3)) Understand that it isn’t a sprint.
I thought I could results quickly. 10 pounds of muscle in one month. No problem.
SOLUTION Bodybuilding/weightraining/fitness is a marathon. It takes time and consistent dedication to your nutrition and training to get results. The magazines and commericals sold you wrong, and if you are demotivated by this truth, then you need to reexamine your goals and principles to why you are lifting. Yes, have your short term goals in mind, but try to find enjoyment in the struggle and expand your defintion of growth to not just body composition, but to your mind and overall potential (bigger picture).
I hope these were helpful if you have or are currently struggling with these and they are holding you back from achieving your goal.
You. Got. This.