The New Year has come and gone, and as usual, the number one resolution is weight loss. All the gyms across the world will see the highest number of visitors of the year! By the fourth or fifth week of the New Year many people start to give up on their goal to lose weight. This is mainly because during this time, they haven’t seen enough of a change to encourage them to continue. The biggest reason people don’t get the results they are looking for is lack of preparation. Sound familiar? Read on to find out how you can successfully achieve your goal to lose weight.
Before you even start training you have to have a goal to work for! You have to be as specific as possible and realistic, i.e. I want to lose 5kg of body fat by mid April by training 4 times a week, making sure my diet is correct, sleep 7 hours a night and mange my stress. Once you have your goal, break it down into smaller check points so you can track your progress. Do not tell anybody you final goal, only what your journey will be to get you there! It is always a good idea to speak to a professional to help you set realistic goals. Don’t hesitate to ask for help form a professional, or even spending some money to make sure you know exactly what your journey will be like!
How committed are you to achieve your goals? Let’s be honest, despite what you read in magazines and online it is not easy to work fulltime and lose weight! You have to be willing to give up certain things you have done up to now and make sacrifices to achieve your goal. Before you start make sure you are willing to do what is needed to achieve your goal! Get someone to train with you to whom you are accountable to, there is a reason why even Personal Trainers train with a partner.
Before you hit the gym know what you are going to do, know what you are going to do for the specific session and the next couple of months. If you go to the gym without a specific plan of what you are going to train you might get an initial weight loss but then you will stop loosing get bored of the training.
It is important to keep track of your training, progress and what you eat. By keeping track of what you eat, you know when you have over eaten or are not eating enough. We can eat a lot more than we think, especially when work and personal stress kicks in! Tracking your training and especially your weight and fat percentage keeps you motivated when you see the result you are after happening.
Consistency every day
Make sure you do something every day and get into the habit of doing it! Getting into a habit takes away the issue of will power, we lose willpower when we try and do all our new year’s resolutions at the same time. If we form healthy habits we don’t need to dip into our energy stores to achieve our goals!
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