Losing weight and getting fit can happen with the right tools and it doesn’t have to be complicated.
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I wish I could say that I just made up these claims, but I didn’t. They aren’t made up. These are actual claims from products that landed in my inbox over the last week.
No wonder people are so confused about what to do to become more fit and more healthy and why they feel like a failure when it doesn’t happen so “easily.” After all, isn’t everyone capable of losing 20 pounds in 12 days?!?!
All the hype is total BS!
The Reality of Weight Loss
Losing weight isn’t complicated. It’s really not.
It’s a simple formula, but simple does not necessarily mean easy. Does losing weight take effort? Absolutely. Does it have to be complicated and turn your life upside down? Absolutely NOT.
And you shouldn’t feel like a failure if you’re losing weight at a slow, steady, healthy pace. Forget these shows that tell us losing 5, 10, or even 15 pounds in one week is “reality.”
The mindset and expectation around weight loss have become very distorted.
If you were 15-20+ pounds lighter in 6 months (and it was actual fat and inches that you lost, not just water manipulation) and you did it without eating Frankenfood from a box, or cooking entirely different meals for yourself than for your family, would that be a win?
And if you learned how to shift your thinking, and create plans of action that you could use for the rest of your life, would that be a good thing?
And if that was the last time that you ever had to start “over” on weight loss again, would that make you happy?
These three statements above are actually true. This is reality. This is how permanent, sensible change happens. No magic. No BS.
How to Get Started with Healthy Weight Loss and Fitness
Here are 3 quick tips to help get you out of the 3 Ring Fitness Circus:
1) Eat like you love yourself.
Here’s a quick hack to implementing this in your life. If your 5-year-old child, or grandchild asked, “Can I eat the whole pint of Ben and Jerry’s?”, you’d most likely tell them why that is a bad idea. We also wouldn’t let them eat a bag of chips, three Twinkies, and four fun size Snickers while washing it down with half a bottle of wine! We place limits on them because we want the best. Aren’t you worth the best, too?
2) Stop following social media sites that make you feel “less than.”
Consider this to be a mental closet purge if you will. Let’s face it, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat have all created a lot of fitness- and beauty-obsessed “stars.” Reality check: don’t compare their highlight reel to your everyday reality. It’s marketing, smoke and mirrors, more BS. From my time in the fitness world, I know how hyped this can get. My pictures from the stage as a figure competitor do not represent how I looked the other 364 days of the year, or how I looked a mere week after a competition. I lost myself for a time in this game of comparison. Unfollow, delete, hide … whatever you need to do to remove anything that currently makes you feel like you aren’t good enough. Don’t fall into the trap of calling it “motivation,” because that’s a slippery slope. And, it ISN’T motivating.
3) Only do exercise that is FUN!
Let’s face it, if it isn’t fun and enjoyable on some level you aren’t going to keep doing it. That’s the reality of human psychology. Consistency is the way to win the game. Find what you like and just start doing it consistently. It’s a way of training your brain and forming a new lifestyle. Lifestyles take much longer to shift so you have to do something that you won’t be bored with 30 days from now.
Guidance + Effort + Commitment = Success
You’ve been searching for a solution. I was, too. Now, I serve others looking for the reality in all the fitness, get-healthy craze and 3 ring circuses. I help clients with a custom-tailored, prescribed-specifically-for-them advice they need. And I can do this for you! If you’re ready to commit to making a change that will last, click HERE to schedule a 30-minute complimentary consultation with me so we can explore what’s possible for you.