Working out is hard, there is no denying that, that must be why it is called work. I mean you get sweaty, smell bad, and you hurt. What happens though when you don’t even know what it is you’re doing, you use all that effort and don’t even get much out of it. That is why people will follow a program, whether it is by their design, a blog, a coach, or something they read out of a magazine, people are following a program. Now if you are someone who is following a program that someone else is designing, you have to do one thing...follow and believe in it!
If you are following a program but always questioning what it is you’re doing or you’re picking and choosing what to do then you won’t see as much progress as you should see. That is why if you are offered the greatest, most personalized training program that is perfectly suited to you and written by the best coach, but if you still don’t believe in it and only do parts of it, then you won’t see many benefits. If on the other hand, you follow a program that is written for a general population and isn’t tailored to your needs, but you follow it and believe in it, then those benefits will be great.
A lot of people forget about the mental component of exercise, and if they think about it, they underestimate its power over your success. That’s why if you believe, you will achieve. Now everyone, go find a program (or if you are already following one, stay on that program) and follow it. If you can find one that represents similar goals to yours, that’s even better. I promise you won’t regret it.