Why is staying or becoming healthy and fit so difficult (for some) when it’s right at our fingertips? There’s more information on it than you can poke a stick at, and most people can access it for free. It’s not the lack of info that makes getting and staying fit difficult because we can access it with the tap of a button.

Granted, not all health and fitness information is kosher because some are only motivated by profit, but it is accessible all the same. Bad or good, you have access to it. Then, don’t forget all the fitness apps on your phone and the access to fitness equipment that’s not all that expensive.

Even if money is a problem, you have the best tool in your toolbox: bodyweight.

Then, why is it so difficult?

It’s not lack of information; lack of application and consistency seems to be the main problem, IMO. Some go in all guns blazing, flame out, expect results, and quit. For others, life gets on top of them, and they have no time.

Either way, the result is the same. Here, I’ll explore why health and fitness can be difficult and how to overcome these difficulties with simple solutions.

It’s Difficult Because……

Let’s get the obvious out in the open.

Some people don’t want to do the work and don’t want to spend the time eating better and moving their bodies. Some don’t see the value in it for whatever reason, legitimate or not, and are here for a good time and a short time.

If that’s the case for you, stop reading because I don’t want to waste your time. Hopefully, this has some value for those looking to make a change and find it difficult to do so.

Do you know all the information that’s out there free of charge? For some, it will cause information overload, and they don’t know where to start. Analysis by paralysis is the real deal. If you’re the indecisive type (like I am), being unable to choose between options will entail not starting because you’re constantly looking for the ‘best’ way.

Then, there is terrible health and fitness information designed to confuse the consumer and push a specific agenda, and it is motivated by money and status rather than helping people. This information is sometimes backed by hand-picked scientific studies and seems credible.  

Because the human body is complicated, and what works for some doesn’t work for everybody else. Then, some believe the program is foolproof and feel that failure is their fault. Then, they quit or start the never-ending yo-yo cycle of diet and exercise.

It’s a broad generalization, but I’m trying to communicate my point.  

Then the most significant difficulty and the king of reasons and excuses for failing to be consistent with diet and exercise is…..  

Please wait for it.

Time, or the lack of it. If any of this sounds like you, read on to see if I can offer solutions to help you.

Difficulty Solutions

IMO, outside of politicians and car salesmen, there’s no other ‘industry that lies and confuses its consumers more than the health and fitness industry. I would like to hear your thoughts on that.

When you’re looking to make a health and fitness change and searching for info, work backward from a lie. Yes, even with my stuff. IMO, this will encourage you to do your due diligence to ensure your research is credible. Don’t let Google be your only friend, but ask around to find out whether it’s right for you.

Another thing, especially with information overload, one thing that’s worked for me is, is it simple? Can you understand it? If you’re looking at a new workout program or diet, does it have many complicated rules?

Consistency is critical, especially in the health and fitness space. If it’s something you don’t see yourself doing a couple of years down the track, I would give it a miss.

Consistency and simplicity are kings; don’t let anyone tell you differently.  

Furthermore, when you try and fail with a diet and exercise program, you are not a failure; you have found one way that hasn’t worked for you. Quitting is the only way to fail at this health and fitness thing. If you don’t quit, you will never be a failure.

Time (to exercise) is a sticky subject and an article itself. The best advice here is to use your time rather than the time you wish you had. Profound, right? Besides strapping on the shoes and going for a walk, here are some time-saving trainings to exercise when time is an issue.

Contact me here if you have any difficulties with your health and fitness. I may be able to help.

Wrapping Up

Most of you have faced difficulties with your health and fitness. My role as a coach is not only as a teacher but also as a problem solver. I hope some of the solutions above keep you progressing in your health and fitness journey, as it will lead to better flex times.

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