I’m back with some fitness tips! Have you read my weight loss journey? I share some of the struggles I embarked when losing 50 lbs, and this blog relates to it. You can read it here.
Have you ever wondered how some people lose the weight and keep it off but some don’t? For some, it’s genetics. I’m not talking about that portion of it. I’m talking about the ones where we go on diet after diet in hopes that one will stick.
I bet you’ve been on a diet, cut out a food group or macronutrient (protein, carbs, and fats), or restricting your calories. I mean….the media tells us to do the things that I listed in order to lose weight.
But here’s the thing….
Can you imagine dieting for the rest of your life? Probably not! You don’t have to do any of that to lose the weight and keep it off. In fact, myself and my clients are living proof that losing the weight is possible.
So here’s are 3 things I want you to do to lose the weight while keeping it off (no more weight gain)!
1. Your mind has to be in the right place.
If you don’t have a good mindset, you’re making things harder on yourself. For instance, if you don’t believe you can lose the weight and keep it off, then you won’t try. But if you tell yourself day in and day out that “YOU’VE GOT THIS,” then you’ll keep trying until you reach your goal.
Having a healthy mindset doesn’t happen overnight. Just like with anything, we have to work at it. It’s kinda like a muscle. If you want to grow your booty, you have to work at it.
2. Stop using the scale to measure progress.
I get it. You want to see the number on the scale to go down, but what if I told you that that didn’t matter? Because it doesn’t…wanna know what matters?
How you feel. Do you have more energy? Do you feel less anxious or less depressed?
How your current clothes are fitting on you. I say current because the clothes you buy at the store can range in sizes.
If you feel crappy about yourself almost every time you step off of the scale, then it’s time to throw it out!
3. Do it for you, not for anyone else.
I say this with love. There are times when my client has said she wanted to lose weight because she wanted her husband/boyfriend to be more attracted to her. While yes, this is a plus, it shouldn’t be the main reason you want to live a healthy lifestyle.
You’re more likely to keep pushing through the hard times when you do it for YOU. You’re the one that looks at yourself more often, hear the thoughts you’re saying to yourself, and how you truly feel about yourself (inside & out).