Change; that’s what we look for when we start working out.
Initially, things won’t happen the way you envision. You workout and expect to see change, but the main problem with people’s expectations is expecting too rapid of a result. “I’ve been working out for months, but I haven’t seen any difference.” The fitness industry is filled with crazy promises. For example, “lose 10 pounds in a week.” For me this is not realistic, and most importantly, not sustainable. The problem is, this is what people see and expect.
They come in with this ridiculous expectation and get discouraged when they don’t achieve what they hoped for. In my opinion, the rebounding (gaining the weight you lost) process is higher for those that lost weight too fast too soon. Mainly because changing people’s habit is not a quick process. This is why I always tell my clients to trust the process.
Secondly, your body is unique. What works for some may not work for you; it’s not a one-size-fits-all. That’s why there’s so many diets and workout programs out there. If there was one, I would be out of a job. Figuring out what works for you takes time and most importantly, trial and error.
Lastly, if you really want change there is going to be a lot of sacrifice. I mean, A LOT. Limiting the amount of times you go out to eat and splurge on those delicious drinks. The people that you see on TV, social media, and magazines are those that made a lot of changes to be where they are at. We really don’t see how strict their eating habits are or the hard work involved to achieve these fitness bodies. Takes intense discipline to be where they are at. To be honest, it may be too much for the most of us. So we just have to figure out what we are willing to sacrifice for our “change.”
Hope you liked this week’s blog, stay tuned for more next Wed………….Kei