It’s the question we’ve all asked ourselves at some point: “Why can’t I see results yet? Am I working out?” The answer is simple, and it’s not because you’re not working hard or doing it right. You just might not be doing something else that’s even more important. Here’s what you need to know:
Setting Vague Goals
When you set vague goals, you’re telling yourself that this thing isn’t going to be a priority. You’re essentially creating an invisible ceiling for yourself and setting expectations that are too low. When you create vague goals, it’s because you don’t want to put effort into achieving them—which means they won’t happen!
If your goal is “lose weight” or “get fit,” it can be difficult to measure success because these aren’t specific enough. If there’s no finish line or end date for those things…how do you know when to stop? It’s easy for people who have never set clear fitness/health goals before to fall into this trap. But if your goal is vague or non-specific—like losing weight or getting fit—you will always feel like there’s more work left until the job is done! Put a number to it eg. I want to lose 2kgs in the next 30 days.
You’re not eating enough.
If you’re finding it hard to see results, and you have been working out consistently for a while, there’s a good chance that your diet could be the culprit. Some people can go overboard on the amount of food they consume and still lose weight. However, if this is not the case for you, then chances are that your calorie intake isn’t providing enough energy to fuel your workouts or recover from them properly.
If this is the case, then it’s time to step back and re-evaluate your eating habits before getting discouraged and giving up entirely. The easiest way to do this is by calculating how many calories you should be consuming each day based on how much weight you want to lose or gain (and whether or not strength training will play a role). Then compare these numbers with what actual meals look like over time–and remember: just because something fits into a certain category says nothing about how “healthy” it actually is for our bodies!
You’re not drinking enough water.
Drinking enough water is essential for your body to function properly. Whether you’re a casual exerciser or a dedicated athlete, drinking enough water is one of the most important things you can do to help your body stay healthy and perform at its best.
If you’re not sure how much water is right for you, here’s what you need to know
The amount of water that’s right for any individual person depends on their weight and activity level. If you’re active (playing basketball every day) then more than likely you should be drinking more than someone who sits at a desk all day (who may only need 8 glasses).
Drinking too much water can be dangerous! It’s important not to overdo it when it comes to hydration because our bodies were designed with limits in mind—and these limits will change depending on the circumstances we find ourselves in.
Drinking too little does not support optimal health either; remember that dehydration makes it harder for muscles and organs throughout the body to function optimally. For example: If your skin gets dry from lack of hydration early on in an average workout session then later down the road as fatigue sets in from working out too hard without enough fluid intake (which happens often), there will be less blood flow being sent into those areas so they won’t get oxygenated as quickly—which means that recovery time could take longer than normal.
Overall I would say just aim for somewhere between 6-8 cups per day which works out nicely since many people already drink around this amount anyway naturally through coffee consumption etcetera…
You’re doing the same workout everyday.
You’re doing the same workout routine every day, and you don’t have a plan for change.
Incorporate variety into your regimen by varying the order of exercise each week, or even switching up among different exercises when doing similar movements. For example, if you normally do bicep curls with dumbbells on Monday but they feel easy after two sets (as they often do), try switching things up by doing triceps extensions with dumbbells instead before moving on to another body part such as chest press or shoulder flyes for that day. This way, you’re working different muscle groups in a new way each time without increasing load too much each week so as not to overwork yourself prematurely—which could lead right back into feeling less sore than usual again!
You’re not resting enough.
The importance of rest is not something you can brush off. Your body needs a certain amount of recovery time to function properly and recover from your workouts. It’s easy to forget this when you’re in the middle of a workout or competition and everything hurts, but if you don’t allow yourself enough rest, you won’t see results as quickly as you want.
The benefits of rest include
Repairing muscle damage, which improves performance and reduces injury risk
Flushing out lactic acid build-up that causes soreness after exercise
Getting rid of excess fluids (water or other electrolytes) before competing in sports with weight classes or body fat limits
You’re not training for strength.
Strength training is important for building muscle, burning more calories, improving your posture and preventing injuries. But most people skip the strength part of their workout in favor of cardio. Why? Because it’s easier and makes them look good at the gym.
The majority of us don’t have time to train every day like a bodybuilder or fitness model—we just want to see results faster than we’re getting them right now. If you’re not currently lifting weights or doing any form of resistance training, then your program needs a major reset!
You’re not tracking your progress.
Most people who are new to working out don’t track their progress. They don’t know what they need to improve and where they stand in terms of health and fitness.
Most people who have been working out for a while also don’t track their progress. This is because they assume the changes they make will be obvious, or that there won’t be any changes worth tracking anyway.
The truth is that tracking your progress is important for motivation, and it will help you get results faster than you would if you didn’t keep track of things like calorie intake and weight loss/gain (if applicable).
The above tips are what you need to know in order for a better workout and results.
Tracking your progress is very important when working out. Resting is also something that should be taken seriously if you want to get the most out of your workouts, as well as eating enough, drinking enough water and changing up your workouts every so often (especially if they’re not working). Training for strength is one of the most effective ways to increase muscle mass and burn fat while building lean muscle at an optimal rate and keeping body fat low throughout this process.
The most important thing to remember is that no two bodies are the same. So, if you’re working out and not seeing results yet, keep your head up. Don’t give up! The best way to get fit is to focus on consistency over time and remember that it takes time for your body to change—it’s not something that happens overnight.
You might feel frustrated when you haven’t reached your goals yet, but don’t let this stop you from exercising! If anything, it should motivate you even more because now that you know how great exercise makes you feel physically and mentally (and what kind of benefits it can have on your life), there’s no reason why anyone should ever avoid getting active again!