It’s hard to believe that we are already one month into 2013! You made those changes to your diet and are exercising more than ever. Are you getting the results you expected? Are your expectations realistic? Are you ready to give up???
Don’t give up just yet! If you haven’t already, this may be the time to consult with a personal trainer to talk about those goals and what you have been doing to reach them. Here are some quick points that may help for now.
Realize that you have to do extra to lose weight. I am a firm believer that exercise should fit into your life and not take over your life. Once you get the weight off, maintaining is easier. However, if you are finding that the 7 days a week that you thought you could do to lose weight is too much, don’t just quit, simply cut back. Remember, exercise is something we all have to do for the rest of our lives so you don’t have to reach those goals in 30 days. It is much more important what you do for the next 10 months.
Lift those weights. We sometimes fall into the trap of cardio, cardio, cardio to lose weight. This is important but strength training is also key here. The stronger our muscles are the more calories we will burn when not exercising. This will also help to maintain weight loss. Get those bigger muscle groups strong!
Don’t go on a diet! Fad diets don’t work, changing eating habits make the difference. Fad diets are for 30 days and typically when people stop the fad they put more weight on than when they started. Eating habits are for a lifetime.
There may be other things that are keeping you from your successes. I would be happy to help you any way that I can so feel free to ask!
Until next time….