The number one New Year’s resolutions every year is to – loose weight and get in shape. Millions of people commit to making lifestyle changes as of January 1st when in all actuality only about 12% of those people keep their commitment and accomplish their goals. Everyone wants sustainable weight loss yet not many are willing to stay committed to accomplish their goals. Now, almost to the end of February they gyms have dwindled back down to almost what they were before the resolution boom. Here are 6 ways to have sustainable weight loss.
1. Make a commitment and stay committed!
Making the commitment is the easiest part, staying committed is the hard part. 40% of people who don’t stay committed to their goal to loose weight is because they are too busy and have too much going on. Making time to get a workout in is huge. in business you block out time for appointments, it is the same concept for a workout. Block out some time in your day weather morning, afternoon or evening to get active!
2. Find your “why”
Without a why a goal is meaningless. having a big why is really what will get you to reach your goals.
3. Set realistic goals
“I want to loose 20 pounds this month” is NOT a realistic goal. If you want sustainable weight loss, it is a gradual yet steady process. it does NOT happen over night. Yes, there are many diet pills out there that promise you immediate results, however, they can do long term damage to your organs. The best way to have sustainable weight loss is to do it the all-natural way with supplements, which help with recovery and muscle growth.
4. Eat healthier foods
Have you ever heard the saying “70% nutrition 30% workout”? Some would even argue it is a 80/20 split. Nutrition is by far the most important element when it comes to sustainable weight loss. You can work your butt off in the gym and do hours of cardio but if you are not fueling your body with the right food you will see no results. It is important to change your perception of eating clean from being “on a diet” to living a lifestyle. Learning how to cook food in a healthy way without feeling like you are going without.
5. Make it a team effort
It has been shown people who worked out with a partner work out 160% longer than working out alone. Encourage friends and family to make the change with you. Keep each other accountable for workouts and nutrition, check in phone calls and meeting to walks, runs or weight training can be all the difference.
6. Do the work
DON’T BE LAZY! You are not going to get fit by sitting on the couch watching TV or even working out once or twice every other week. Be consistent with your workouts. Start with 3 days a week and work your way up. Sustainable weight loss comes from putting in the work and giving it your all. For beginners I would recommend starting with 20 min of cardio followed by 40 min of weight training – in and out in an hour, we are all busy people and have a million things to do. No need to be in the gym for hours on end.
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Recipe for the week:
1/2 cup quick oats, dry
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
3 egg whites
1 tablespoon brown rice protein powder, vanilla
Nonstick cooking spray
Fresh blueberries, optional
Top with Walden Farms 0 calorie syrup