Friday, April 22, 2011

Your Worst Exercise Mistake

by Kris Pitcher

When you've been going to the same gym for a long time, you notice people. The same people, year after year. Some of them make slight changes, very few make transformative changes, and most just stay the same...Every. Year.

As I talk to people about making changes - about what their goals are - there usually looms an elephant in the room. It's an attitude really, and it's your worst exercise mistake.

It's the one thing holding you back from making progress toward your goals, toward actually fitting into those jeans you have in the back of your closet. The thing is, you think because you can eat whatever you want.

Working really hard in the gym is only half of the equation. Half isn't enough. You wouldn't try to drive your car without it's engine. But it has it's wheels you might argue? Well, that's just not enough is it? You've got to have all of the working parts.

Your nutrition is such a powerful component to your program, it can't be ignored. Not if you want to make progress anyway. So why don't people pay attention to this critical piece?

IT'S HARD! It's hard, that's why. It's difficult to be organized and prepared enough to make it happen. It's hard to be committed enough to control social situations. It's hard to be different. It's challenging to face our emotional issues, to discard our sense of entitlement, and to get honest about what's "eating us".

Continuing with a crippling attitude is a mistake. If you're wondering why you're not making the progress you want, take an attitude check. You might just be making your worst exercise mistake.


  1. Hi Kris- I emailed Team Pitcher over a week ago about training through the email on the website. Do you guys normally not get back to potential clients? I have to admit, I was really excited about training with you guys... but now I'm a little wary since no one got back to me.

  2. I'm sorry Lacey! Technology isn't perfect, and I guess neither are we. I will have Jacques email you today. Again, I'm sorry.