Are you working hard in the gym but not seeing the results you want? You’re not alone. In this podcast, I’m going to share with you 8 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting The Results You Want. By understanding these reasons, you can take steps to correct them and start seeing real progress!



This episode is one you don’t want to miss! I go into detail about each of these reasons you’re not seeing results but here is a little taste of what we will be digging into…

8 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting The Results You Want


#1 Not Lifting Heavy Enough

Before you get offended at my insinuation that you are not lifting heavy. Let me explain…. One of the things to keep in mind is that your body parts all require different weights. Thirty or forty pounds may feel light for a bigger body part like your back, leg, and glutes and heavy for something like your arms or shoulders. The progression of upping your weights may come slower to your smaller muscle groups versus your stronger ones, so when you are not lifting the proper weights, that can become an issue.

#2 Basing Results On The Scale

If you are judging your progress based on the scale, that can actually hinder you from achieving your goals. Determine what that goal is. Are you looking to gain muscle? Build power and endurance? Lose fat? These are all separate goals and your measure of success can therefore not be based on one source.

#3 Retaining Water

If you are lifting weights then guess what? YOU ARE RETAINING WATER. Love it or hate it. That’s the reality and not a bad one at that. Think about it, what is meat without water?…. Jerky. That’s what it is. And who wants that?

Retaining water comes when you are actually doing things right! And in the podcast, I detail why this is.

#4 Not Doing Compound Movements

Lifting weights without doing compound movements could be hindering your results. Compound movements are exercises that work for multiple muscle groups at once, instead of just a single muscle. For example, doing biceps curls versus pull-ups. Bicep curls isolate just the bicep muscle and pull-ups work so much more. A lot of lifting newbies make this mistake.

#5 Not Hitting Entire Body Enough

Instead of doing certain body parts on certain days, focus on full-body workouts multiple times a week. This is going to allow you to see results at a faster pace. Then as you advance in lifting, things start changing and you can focus on certain muscle types.

#6 Comparison

I think everyone knows that comparison is the thief of joy. But we still do it! You have to make sure that you are setting goals that are going to be best for you. For example, if I am 5’3 on a good day and everyone I look up to are 5’8 fitness models. It can be hard to have realistic expectations for myself and how I look at my best!

#7 Not Consistent

Let’s face it, without consistency, you will not reach your goals. That’s just how it is. If you don’t take the time needed to have real and lasting results, then you won’t see them.

#8 Not Realistic or Patient

This one really ties together the reasons before. Good things take time. So be patient with your results. Fad Diets and Quick Fit Routines get you instant gratification that ends up hurting you in the long run. Patience builds something that is lasting. Be realistic with your goals and do the work. I promise it’s worth it.

Here’s a sneak peek into today’s episode…

> [0:41] How long is it gonna take for me to get results?
> [1:29] #1 Not lifting heavy enough
> [6:32] #2 Basing results on scale
> [13:33] #3 Retaining water
> [19:16] #4 Not doing compound movements
> [21:44] #5 Not hitting entire body enough
> [23:57] #6 Comparison
> [30:45] #7 Not Consistent
> [35:04] #8 Not Realistic or Patient

Click Here to Listen To This Week’s Podcast


About The Diet Rebel Podcast

This podcast is for you if you are a woman who hates having to choose between loving your body and changing it. In this podcast, we talk about everything from loving your body exactly as it is now to becoming the fittest, leanest. Most toned you’ve ever been – no matter HOW old you are, how many tiny humans you’ve birthed, or how many times you’ve lost & regained the same (15 or 50!) lbs! Seriously, you don’t want to miss it! So grab a snack, preferably protein based (lol), sit back, and enjoy the Diet Rebel podcast. Brought to you by Eat More 2 Weigh Less @

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