Whatever your fitness goals might be—physical strength, weight loss, balance, that stubborn pistol squat—every one of us hits that point when it feels like you're not getting there fast enough. You’re willing to put in the time to create the body and state of mind you really want, but something’s not clicking. And that can be frustrating and discouraging.
The good news is that just because it’s not working now doesn’t mean it won’t ever work. In fact, some of my most successful moments were the result of many, many training sessions—not just one or two random hours. The truth is that it’s different for everyone: A pistol squat took me three months, a pull-up took me eight months, then five pull-ups came only two months later. My black belt in Jeet Kune Do took 11 years, while my brown belt in Brazilian JiuJitsu took 10 years.
But one thing is for sure: It took a program—a REAL system of training—to get me the results I wanted. A scientific regimen, not just random exercises. So, here are a few simple steps that might help you defeat that ugh moment and get you back on track and excited about your journey.