Whether you’re struggling with weight loss, a quest for awesome abs or aims to achieve a tighter tush, there’s a long list of reasons why your fitness goals might be failing.
But did you ever stop to consider the fact that, no matter how hard you try, the reason you can’t seem to reach the results you want is because your goal is actually unrealistic?
With so many misconceptions and crazy claims about fitness being thrown about popular culture, it’s completely possible that you’ve set out to achieve a feat that’s pretty much impossible.
It doesn’t mean you should give up, though. It just means that you may need to adjust your expectations; reevaluate your objectives and come up with a new plan that will help you achieve your fitness ambitions in a reasonable and realistic fashion.
Not sure whether or not you’re on the right path? That’s OK. We’ve rounded up a list of some of the most common fitness goals that lead many to frustration and disappointment because they’re generally unrealistic and impractical.
Continue reading to find out which intents are probably impossible.
Aiming for an aesthetic similar to a celebrity's.
You can’t change your body type. Everyone is different and your genetics have a significant effect on the appearance of your natural physique. Instead of aiming to get abs like David Beckham’s or arms like Michelle Obama's focus on loving and appreciating the body you were born with and work on developing the best version of yourself.
Working out every day.
There's a difference between being active everyday (essential for good health) and working out every day (potentially hazardous to your health, especially if you're exercising at high intensities). This is especially true for those adding exercising to their routine for the first time. It's common to think something along the lines of, "I'm going to work out every day so I can reach my goal as fast as possible," but in reality not only can going from 0 to 60 lead to injury, but aiming to exercise every day will be difficult to maintain and therefore will likely lead you to feel disappointed when you can't sustain the habit. If you're just beginning a new exercise program, try starting out with three workouts per week and then add more days as your fitness starts to increase. And no matter what level you're at, always remember to schedule in rest days so your body can recover.