On the one hand you have fitness experts who say the general public is clueless about health and fitness. The other half says people know what to do, they are just lazy and don't want to work hard.
Which is it?
If I was trying to sell you a program I would choose one side and cherry-pick some studies to back that program up (there would be plenty on both sides) and voila, here's the answer for you.
But I don't work that way.
I know that life isn't so black and white. There's plenty of grey area.
But for the sake of this post let's talk about the person who knows what to do. Generally speaking.
Let's say you have a decent grasp on eating right for your body, what kind of exercises to do, how to structure a workout, a week/month of workouts etc.. you have a basic understanding of supplements and which ones are a waste of money and the ones that may help a bit.
But you don't do it.
Are you just lazy? Can't find the time? Have too much fat to lose and you know how long it can take?
Maybe it's just your MINDSET.
You don't take your fitness seriously. It's not a priority.
So what will it take to get you on track? For good..
Find a friend that you can go to the gym with. Drive together if that helps. Pick days/times and stick to them. Hold each other accountable.
If that doesn't work for you, try an online forum.
Check in daily to post about your workouts, meals, progress, struggles etc.. it doesn't take as long as you may think.
You're already on a computer anyway aren't you? Make a few internet friends and comment on their training logs. They will comment on yours. When you don't post, they will ask where you are.
This is huge. And it's often overlooked.
I've done each of these three methods and they all work.
Try one. Any of them! They are better options than what you're doing now aren't they?
You can search the internet all day long for new diets, workout ideas and fun things to do but until you actually starting taking action CONSISTENTLY, you will stay stuck where you are and it will only get worse.
So start today.
When you start taking action on this, you will learn new ideas and make much faster progress.
It's a whole new level when you have someone there to check your form, assess your movement, and push you beyond the level you'd push yourself.
The best online forum I have found is Starting Strength