It’s frustrating isn’t it? You know that you have been consistent with your diet. You have gotten all your cardio and weight training sessions in. You have been diligent about drinking your water and doing everything right.
It feels like you are losing weight. Your clothes are fitting loser and you have had to tighten your belt up a little. The measuring tape even shows that you are losing inches, but the scale is just not cooperating. It is not moving in the right direction.
Don’t get upset and pull your hair out. It may sound strange, but it’s possible to get thinner without actually seeing a change in your weight. This happens when you lose body fat while gaining muscle.
Now, a lot of people will try to tell you that muscle weighs more than fat. That is simply not true. We learned in first grade that a pound of feathers and a pound of steel both weigh the same. It is just as true with muscle and fat; a pound is a pound.
However, muscle is less dense and therefore takes up less space. So it is feasible that while you are losing fat and gaining lean muscle, you may gain a little more muscle than you lose fat at some points on your transformation journey.
See this as a victory. You are headed in the right direction. Just stay consistent with your nutrition, hydration, training and “Make it Happen”.
Have you ever heard that saying? Let me put it into perspective when it comes to achieving your weight loss goals.
It means that you can not expect to achieve a long term goal in a short amount of time. It means that you have to prepare to run the whole race and push through to the finish line. In other words, you can not expect to lose one hundred pounds in just a few short weeks and get frustrated and quit if that unrealistic goal is not achieved. You have to finish the race and be willing to push through the grueling process all the way to the end.
But, it does not mean that you should just jog through this journey. Instead, you should set short term goals and pursue those with a sprinter like mentality. Taking off with intensity, blocking out everything around you and pushing with all you got to that short term finish line.
Let’s use a one pound weight loss goal as an example. You plan to lose one hundred pounds in a year. You short term goal would be to lose two pounds per week. Focusing on the two pound a week goal with a sprinter type mentality is going to lead to your long term goal success.
Getting complacent and comfortable by thinking you have a year to achieve your goal will only lead to disappointment. Allowing yourself to think you have plenty of enough time to achieve your goal and procrastinating will only set you up to fail.
Pursuing short term goals with intensity and purpose will lead to you finishing your marathon with a victory. So, bust those short term goals and MAKE IT HAPPEN!
I am happy to announce that I have completed my first book, “Make it Happen” and it is now available for pre-sale at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NX31ZWT?ref_=pe_3052080_276849420 in eBook form. It will be available in paperback soon as well.
The book is about how I lost 100 pounds and transformed my body, mind and spirit in just 6 months. I am transparent with the issues I faced, the measures I took, obstacles I overcame, workouts and even recipes of great tasting healthy foods.
My prayer is that the book helps anyone that is dealing with low self-esteem, depression or negative body image to get started on their own transformation journey and regain their life. If I can do it, anyone can.
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Posted by GetRight! Personal Training on Tuesday, October 23, 2018