This is THE most common question that we get (right after people asking me (the vegan), where I get my protein! In some ways, this a very easy question to answer, especially if in the question they say “I work off all the Mcdonalds I eat!”. But the truth is, there could be MANY reasons why you aren't seeing results, whether it's you're looking for weight loss or muscle gain!
The most common factor are:
1) You're not eating clean. You won't see any results without eating right! You can't eat a double mc-hamburger baconator, run for thirty minutes, and make progress. If you poke around on our blog, especially on our recipe and nutrition section, you'll see how how we both eat clean in different ways. Olivia is vegan, and has a mainly raw fruit and vegetable based diet, while Terry eats clean by avoiding a lot of processed junk but eats things like rice, and chicken.
2) What works for me, might not work for you! Everyone is different! I reaches my fitness goals, and health goals, in a different way that my dad, but our process works for US. It's a trial and error thing, where you try something and see if it works!
3) You have to mix it up! You can't constantly be doing the same thing day after day because you will plateau! That's the reason why we post such a variety of ways to workout, so you're rarely doing the same exercise twice!
4) You're not doing something you enjoy. If you're not enjoying your workout, chances are you're not working out to your full potential. All you have to do to fix this one is just CHANGE WHAT YOU'RE DOING.
5) Not getting enough water. Without a proper amount of water, you will actually retain water weight, and won't lose as much fat as you'd like. You have to keep your body hydrated so it can work properly!
6) Speaking of working properly, if you're not getting enough sleep your body won't work to it's full potential because it's unable to heal itself at night!
7) Expecting immediate results. I've been guilty of this one. “I ate a salad yesterday, why am I not 20 pounds down.” Weight loss and fitness is a journey. It's not going to magically fall into place after JUST 30 days. My dad and I like to set 30 day challenges to keep us going, but we both know that we're not going to have our dream body overnight
8) Starting and stopping. If you workout once a week, then at the end of 6 months are surprised that you've changed so little… There's a reason why. Getting on track and falling off the wagon is vicious cycle. If you fall of the wagon, which has happened to me, you have to be back on THAT DAY. If you cheated on your clean eating at a party, don't just throw it all away and binge eat for the rest of the day, have a clean dinner!
These are just a few problems off the top of my head, but trust me, there's more! If you've tried EVERYTHING, I'd suggest going to the doctor to see if there isn't an underlying medical issue. If not, just stick with it! (: