Why Am I Not Seeing Results?

It's probably the most common question in the industry.

You feel like you're trying hard but you just can't seem to see the results you're looking for. 

I get it.

Heck, I have my own health goals that I'm working on and find myself in a bit of a rut right now. 

It happens to all of us. 

I think there are two sides to the answer of why are you not seeing results...

1. What are you doing?

2. What are "results" to you?

I was doing my normal morning reading before diving into writing this e-mail and I came across a great line...

"More of the same usually gives you more of the same."

Another one I like...

"If you do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got."

This is just a continual reminder to be self-aware of what you are actually doing. 

Not what you want to do or think you should do, but what are you actually doing.

Execution.  

Is it that much different?

Is your nutrition different?

Is your sleep different?

Is your exercise different?

You can't expect different results if you keep doing the same thing. 

So the first question I always ask someone (and myself) when they tell us that they're not getting results is...

What are you doing differently that you weren't doing before?

Clearly, if you haven't received results in the past, what you were doing in those moments is not going to produce the results you're now looking for. 

The second part of the answer is...

What are "results" to you?

So let's assume that you are doing different stuff...

You're increasing the frequency of exercise...

You're changing nutrition habits...

You're sleeping better...

All good, right?

Well, what is the result you're after?

Results can mean a lot of things. 

We, of course, we have the popular one...

The scale.

Is it moving?

We know that can be a frustrating thing, and it's not the only thing that justifies results.

Are you eating better? Do you feel full more? 

That's results. 

Do you have more energy? Are you not as tired?

That's results. 

Are you sleeping better?

That's results.

Your clothes fit a little better. 

You're stronger.

You're in a better mood. 

You feel like you could sustain what you're doing as a lifestyle. 

All results. 

It's up to you to quantify what is a result to you, but know that this is just as much of a mental game as it is a physical game. 

It's easy to get frustrated with the scale not budging, but if you're doing things differently, chances are you're seeing results, you just have to look at it through a different lens. 

So to recap...

If you're not getting results...

What are you doing differently to expect a different outcome?

What are results to you?

Ponder on those questions and hopefully, that helped. 

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling