Sooooo, it’s the last day of January. How are we doing with those new year’s resolutions? Have you already given up?
Do you feel that…my foot kicking you in the butt? I’m sorry but I won’t let you give up that easy.
You most likely have lost the motivation to exercise and eat right because you were not seeing results. Let me help you.
~Did you set unrealistic goals? The Biggest Loser IS NOT REAL. You don’t live in an isolated bubble so let’s get real. It is realistic to lose 1-2lbs per week max. There will be times where you lose less or more but this is the safe and realistic average.
~If you use the word diet, I suggest you wash your filthy mouth out. The word has a horrible stress trigger in most of us so change your thinking. Do not think of it as giving anything up. Rather, you are properly fueling your body so that you can live a long, healthy life. You CAN have the foods you love, you just need to get it under control. Moderation, portion control, etc. (I can help you if you need me, contact me directly)
~Lose weight not muscle. If you are only focusing on cutting calories, you might be losing muscle tissue. Muscle keeps your metabolism going. Muscle tissue burns many more calories than fat. So drop and give me 20.
~You think its only worth it if you can spend over an hour at the gym. I am busting this excuse wide open. If you have 10 minutes, make the most of it. You can do 10 minutes of a workout at home or wherever you are which is better than none at all. If you can find 10 minutes 3 times per day, that’s a 30 minute workout. Research shows that working out as I just described is just as effective as exercising 30 minutes straight. Do what you can when you can.
~You are not pushing yourself. To see success and avoid plateaus you have to push yourself out of your comfort zone. You can’t stick with the 3lb weights if you can do endless reps. Try a heavier weight and do less reps.
~You are bored. So change it up. Try a class, change up what machines you use. Do 10 minutes on the treadmill, 10 minutes on the elliptical and 10 minutes on the bike to break up the monotony. On the treadmill, try speed and incline intervals to make it more challenging and interesting.
Bottom line, find something you can stand doing and find the time to do it. You do not have to take hours and hours each day. Just do what you can as often as you can. It may take a little longer but in the end you will reach your goals rather than giving up.