Weight loss principles

Posted by Strive on November 14, 2012  /   Posted in Personal Training, Strive

Sounds simple right? Well no, not for a lot of us. Sometimes frustration sets in and positivity goes out the window and sometimes work and life gets in the way and consistency and commitment wane and sometimes, especially at this time of year, we consume heaps more and exercise if we get to it.

Whether you have lots to lose or that last 2kgs…it is a hard slog! Try as hard as you can to be realistic and surround yourself with people that are supportive of what you are trying to achieve.

Move more and think before you consume. In order to lose weight you need a deficit between energy in (calories) and energy out (energy you burn). If you aren’t sure what you are consuming, try using an app such as My Fitness Pal. It is easy to use and free and will educate you on how much you are consuming. Alot of my clients are angels Monday to Friday and then things go pear-shaped on the weekend. Sometimes a big weekend can undo all the hard work. For some 8 glasses of wine over a weekend seems like nothing, but what you might not realise is that it equates to almost the equivalent calories recommended daily for a woman trying to lose weight.  Monitor your intake as it might just explain why you aren’t getting results.

Exercise wise, find something you can commit to regularly. For some of my clients, they love the social aspect of my bootcamps and they look forward to seeing friends…I just happen to make them workout while they catch up! For one of my clients she has found that 30 minutes every day is realistic and achievable versus trying to find 3 x 1hour training times in a week. Look for options that are convenient or fun or fit into your schedule, or if you can, look for all of the above. This will help minimise coming up with great excuses to get out of it.

There are lots of quick solutions on the market but if you want to lose weight in a healthy way and keep it off then you need to take charge and make some changes. Sometimes we struggle to change alone, contact me if you would like help. Consistency is key. Consistently exercise and eat well and above all, keep at it and stay positive!

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