#1 Reason Exercise Plans Fail

#1 reason exercise plans fail and how to avoid it. Not only will you learn #1, but I’m also going to tell you the #2, and #3 reasons.

Posted by Ben on January 1, 2018

#1 reason exercise plans fail and how to avoid it. Not only will you learn #1, but I’m also going to tell you the #2, and #3 reasons.

REASON #1- No planning….. I know it sounds really simple but life is busy and you just decided to add something else into the mix. Here is how to set yourself up for success.

  1. Decide exactly when….. Then put it on the calendar immediately. The 3 most common times are early morning, lunch break, and evening. Which one works best for you? Go put it on the calendar. Quick!
  2. Decide exactly where…. Don’t wait until it’s Sworkit time to scramble around searching for a good place to sworkit.
  3. Make a backup plan in advance…. People that do are more likely to successfully create a new exercise habit. When life gets in the way of your plan, be prepared with the answer to: “If I can’t Sworkit right now, then when?” and “If I can’t Sworkit here, there where?”

REASON #2- No accountability…. Studies show it’s much harder to make a new habit stick when you don’t have social support or there isn’t a consequence for quitting. Try one of these tactics.

  1. Make it public- put it out there to your friends. Join an online support community. Tell your significant other or a good friend who will call you out.
  2. Schedule a weekly check-in- Knowing someone is going to ask you about your progress motivates you to have something good to report.
  3. Bet on your success- Literally. You can do this with a good friend or a good charity. The bottom line is if you fail, you pay.

REASON #3- Too ambitious…too early- Somehow people got the idea that going from 0-100 real quick was a good idea. It isn’t.

  1. Start off with a small commitment- Something so small it would be silly to fail. Once you have stuck with it you can add onto it.
  2. Celebrate your streaks- Make a big deal about “haven’t missed a workout in 2 weeks”. It will become addictive over time.
  3. Do not compare- You are only competing against the previous version of yourself, no one else. You will be wise to remember that.

I wasn’t kidding when I said that we really want to see you succeed! Do the 3 things in this email and you will significantly increase your chances of success.