The Uphill Battle: Why Achieving a Fitness Goal Is So Hard

Embarking on a fitness journey can be an exhilarating experience filled with hope and motivation. You set a goal, create a workout plan, and promise yourself that this time you’ll stick to it. However, as the days turn into weeks and months, many people find themselves struggling to stay on track. The question that lingers is why achieving a fitness goal is so hard? As Tom Hanks said, “If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it great.”-

Unrealistic Expectations

One of the primary reasons why achieving a fitness goal can be so difficult is the setting of unrealistic expectations. Often, individuals set goals that are too ambitious or expect quick results. When they don’t see immediate changes, it’s easy to become discouraged and give up. It’s important to remember that fitness is a journey, not a destination. Realistic, attainable goals and a long-term mindset is key to staying motivated. You didn’t put on 10lbs in a week and you’re definitely not going to lose it in a week. 

Lack of Consistency

Consistency is the cornerstone of a fitness routine, yet it’s where many people stumble. Sticking to a workout routine and maintaining a balanced diet requires discipline and commitment. Life can throw curveballs and making it challenging to stay consistent. But it’s during these times that determination and adaptability are crucial. Even if you only have 50% to give on a certain day, showing up is everything.  Showing up creates habits and these habits will help you achieve your fitness goal.

Overwhelm and Information Overload

The fitness industry is flooded with information, from workout plans and diet trends to supplements and equipment. This overwhelming amount of information can make it hard to determine what’s right for you. Additionally, trying to implement too many changes at once can be daunting and counterproductive. To overcome this, start small, seek guidance from reliable sources, and gradually build your fitness knowledge.

Lack of Patience

In our fast-paced world, patience has become a rare virtue. People often expect quick results and are discouraged when they don’t see them. Fitness progress can be slow and incremental, but each small step counts. It’s crucial to understand that long-lasting change takes time and patience.  Stick to it and it will happen.

Lack of Accountability

Accountability is a powerful motivator in achieving fitness goals. Without it, it’s easier to make excuses and skip workouts or indulge in unhealthy eating habits. Finding an accountability partner, joining fitness groups, hiring a trainer or tracking your progress can help you stay on course and motivated. Put your workouts in your calendar and act as if they are work meetings.

Achieving a fitness goal is undoubtedly a challenging endeavor, but understanding the reasons behind the difficulty can help you overcome them. Realistic goal-setting, consistency, patience, and accountability are key elements in making your fitness journey more manageable. Remember that the path to fitness is filled with obstacles, but with dedication and resilience, you can conquer them. It will make you so proud of yourself that you will wonder why it took you so long to start.

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”- Thomas Jefferson


Do you do program development?

We certainly do! You can either purchase programs or book personal training sessions and be given your workout at the end of the session.

What amenities do you have?

We have free parking, showers, sweat/shower towels, wifi and toiletries.

What is your cancellation policy?

 If you need to reschedule a session, no worries at all! Just give us a 24 hour heads up and you will not be charged for your workout.

What should I eat before a workout?

 Ideally, you should have some form of fuel in your system before you workout. Eating an easily digested carbohydrate an hour or so before you come to the studio ensures that you’ll have enough energy in the tank to get through your workout. Fruit is always a great option if you are concerned about getting an upset stomach. But once again everyone is different so experiment with what works best for you.

How quickly will I see the results from my training?

Most likely you will start to feel better before you really see the results. We always remind clients to celebrate everything along their fitness journey- whether it is lifting a heavier weight, recruiting the proper muscle groups or dropping/gaining inches. The more consistent you stay to your workout and nutrition plan the quicker you will see physical results.

What is the best diet for weight loss/weight gain?

There is no magic pill or diet. At the end of the day it is a very simple equation and that is calories in vs. calories out. If you would like to lose weight you need to eat fewer calories than you are burning. If you are looking to put on weight you want to eat more calories than you are burning. 

Best gyms Edmonton?

We definitely believe we are the best gym in Edmonton. With our owner having 15 years of experience in the fitness industry, being named one of the Top 10 Trainers in Canada by Muscle Insider and having owned training studios for over 12 years there is confidence in our team. Every trainer is fully certified and extremely knowledgeable with tons of experience from all types of clientele. Don’t believe us? Come try out a free one-on-one personal training session and find out for yourself. 

Best personal trainers in Edmonton?

All of our trainers are fully certified and have the knowledge to help you reach your goals. We are so confident that you will love our team that our first training is always free. We will literally put our money with our mouth to prove to you that we are what you are looking for.

Personal trainer Edmonton?

You’ve come to the right place. Zone 105 is a private personal training studio and our only goal is for you to crush yours.

When does weight loss start to show?

That is a loaded question but weight loss comes down to a simple equation – calories in vs. calories out. If you eat less calories than you burn you should lose weight. Unfortunately sometimes the scale can be stubborn but your body composition will change. That is why we always recommend that you take measurements to also track your progress.

Best Fitness studio?

We are a private personal training studio located centrally in Edmonton.  All of our clients in the gym can only work out when they are with their trainer so you will never have to deal with a busy, public gym.