Weight loss (Fat loss) can feel like an impossible goal. With a never-ending supply of quick fixes, 21 day challenges, and cleverly marketed gimmicks, you may not be sure which direction to go. It’s easy to become discouraged and even easier to stray from your plan. This doesn’t have to be the case. I’ve used many tools and programs in my time working as a trainer and I’ve pulled out what I’ve identified as the best parts of each to make your success an simpler process. You shouldn’t have to feel confused and overwhelmed and you don’t deserve to. Here are a few ideas to keep you on track.
First and foremost you need to recognize that the cornerstone of any weight loss program is nutrition. Losing fat without changing your nutrition is unlikely. Losing fat without a calorie deficit is highly unlikely.
The most important step is figuring out how much you should be eating. Finding your calorie balance – how many calories you should be taking in per day – gives us a starting point. Don’t worry you won’t need to count calories for the rest of your life…that stuff is boring and I’d rather spend the time fixing your squat than worrying about it. First thing we’ll do is have you journal everything that you consume. From there we can take some baseline measurements and make adjustments as we go.
I recommend figuring out which foods work for you. You need to keep in mind that there is no one-size-fits-all, but you’ll find certain foods will make you feel good and others will make you feel not so good. There are a bunch of different ways to address this – the simplest in our opinion is to cut certain foods out and after a set amount of time reintroduce them systematically.
The next piece to achieving your weight loss goal is consistency. I can’t stress this enough. Too often people want the quick fix and any setback at all no matter how minor has them jumping ship. Don’t do it! Stay with me! If you mess things up I want you to move on. There’s an emotional component to food. A relationship that we need to address. I want you to enjoy your life and be as successful as you want to be. Stressing out about slipping up isn’t worth it. We’re humans and we make mistakes. Move on. By no means am I excusing laziness, lack of preparation, or surrendering. This is your life and you need to stay focused but, if you’re at a BBQ and decide to enjoy a beverage I don’t want you laying awake at night contemplating “Was it worth it?” Move on.
The last thing I want to mention is accountability. This may seem silly but the right accountability partner can bring massive success! Fortunately we’ve got a gym full of people who truly care about the fortune of others. Our coaching staff wants to see you succeed and they’re ready to show you how to be strong. Our members are also excited to watch you succeed. Some will be more than happy to share their own personal weight loss journey with you. Then there is me, I act as the last line of defense for whatever you need. For our members my phone is always on. Day and night. Whether it’s a quick text, an email, or a private chat after a class, I’m here for you. 603 is here for you.
The first step is the most difficult. You need to set long term goals and then break them up into manageable pieces. Take that first step now. Don’t wait until next week or after vacation. You can do this. Contact us for a free consultation.