May 16, 2022
We want to share some advice that will make a BIG impact on your fitness journey. We’ve heard this same struggle over and over, from clients, Instagram DM's, and friends and family. You’ve probably dealt with it too at some point! And the mistake is this:
Giving up on your workout routine after 1 month because you haven't seen any results.
How many times have you started a workout plan, committed 150%, revamped your entire diet, and SLAVED AWAY at your workouts, only to see absolutely no change in the scale? The frustration of seeing minimal results starts to mess with your head, and you believe you must be doing something WRONG. So instead of continuing, you decide to give up (because... why would you eat Brussel sprouts for dinner every night if it's not getting rid of that stubborn belly pooch?).
Today, we want you to break free from this mistake that SO. MANY. PEOPLE. MAKE. Here's what you don’t realize when you give up after a mere few weeks into your new routine:
It takes a significant amount of time to build muscle naturally in your body.
It is not easy to change your body composition. Muscle takes time to build, and you have to work at it consistently. The only thing that you’re doing wrong is expecting your beautiful body to change way quicker than it's supposed to.
Fat loss and water retention may cancel each other out.
Your weight WILL FLUCTUATE anywhere between 5-10 lbs a day! You have to remind yourself that many things can affect your weight. For example, the amount of water you drink, how much salt you use in your meals and your hormones all affect your weight on a daily basis.
Say you lost 4-5 lbs of fat in your first month of training, but at the time of day you weighed yourself, your water weight was up 5 lbs. It's going to LOOK like you didn't lose any weight at all (when in reality, you lost 5 lbs of fat).
You're building a STRONG FOUNDATION.
Sure, you could go on a fad diet and drop 20 lbs in a month. You could kill yourself with hours of cardio, eat next to nothing, and see immediate changes. BUT WE PROMISE YOU THIS: that weight would come back in a matter of weeks. It's unsustainable, messes up your metabolism and hormones, and can be extremely dangerous. When you go slow, trust the process, and refuse to give up on yourself, you're building a foundation for BIG RESULTS.
So, please, the next time you start a new fitness program or hire a fitness coach, don't make the same mistake as the old you. Be patient and show some love for your body. And remember that GOOD THINGS TAKE TIME.
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