Why Weight Loss Should Not Be Your #1 Priority
Before I even begin to write on the topic I want to tell you my story on weight loss, or rather weigh gain.
Until not long ago I was about 10 kg heavier than how you see me now. That’s almost 2 stones and I am sure at some points I was 2 stones heavier than what I am now.
And let me tell you something. After you are an athlete training 6 days a week and eating whatever you wanted and whenever, drinking soft drinks , eating fast food and never putting any weight on, not even knowing what cellulite it, putting 10kg on brings you down like a rock in a lake. It’s really a shock.
Ok, so now you know I had to lose weight myself. Busted!
How gained weight in the first place
I took a break from Karate and for almost 2 years my physical activity went from 6 training session a week to 1….. maybe!
However my food intake was the same AND I started eating fast food and eating out with my friends as well as drinking soft drinks more than before.
#1 mistake: lack of physical activity
#2 mistake: junk food and eating out
#3 mistake: stressed out because of the extra weight and quality of food intake
How I got back to my normal weight
stop eating out, junk food, soft drinks, even sauces with my food.
My mother put me on a diet of grilled meat, salads, fruit and whatever else she thought I needed to nourish my body. Rice and potatoes once a week, maybe twice. Bread …..not really. Pasta never, we are not pasta lovers.
My mother is a diet genius I tell ya! She helped me lose the weight and keep it off. Would you like a consultation with her ? :)) Ah, sorry to disappoint you but you are stuck with me.
Stop spending time with friends so often and start training and running. That’s when I fell in love with running, 7-8 years ago I think.
Stop thinking about losing weight. And this is THE SECRET. Allow me to elaborate on this idea.
Focus on losing weight and it will become the most difficult thing in the world. That’s because it takes time.
You have ups and downs and it’s so easy to get demoralized when you see the scale showing you lost weight today and next week you are 1kg heavier. Drove me nuts!
This is why you should not make weight loss your #1 priority. Rather than making weight loss your priority focus on the process:
1. Eat healthy, unprocessed food. Find foods that are simple and grilled meat with fresh vegetable salads are a great starting point. Eat….more……salads!
2. Find a sport or type of exercise you like and can get better at. Where you learn something rather than just burn calories for the sake of burning calories.
Where you feel fantastic that today you managed to do that exercise you worked on for weeks. It’s exciting! And accomplishment.
Where you come with a smile on your face knowing you have no idea what you’ll be doing. It’s always a surprise.
Doing the same routine you did yesterday, the day before and last week will just make you feel like you’re not going anywhere. There’s nothing new, nothing exciting.
That’s why I love the outdoors and my clients love it as well, because every time you go out there you find something different.
Nature is never ever the same. And they learn what to do, why they do it and how to do it by themselves, they become their own mini coaches.
Of course training with me takes them out of their comfort zone, they learn more and so they make much more progress when coached.
And finally I spark creativity in them. I encourage them to allow their body to flow and be creative rather than just go from 10 press-ups to 20 and then 30.
3. Have patience
It took me over 2 years to lose the weight I put on in less than 2. How long did it take you to put the weight on?
It may not take 10 years to lose weight you put on in 9 but it will not take 3 months either. That’s is if you want to keep it off.
Lose weight without trying
Awesome isn’t it? Losing weight without actually trying. Just by giving your body the nutrients and the fuel it needs through good nutrition and movement.
That’s what our body needs to function properly. And when it functions properly then it goes back to its original weight and shape. You weren’t born overweight.
Weight loss is easy, it really is, when you stop trying to lose it and just look after your body from the inside first. And have patience
As usual I am here to give you free motivation and inspiration through my blogs. But I know how difficult it is to take the first step alone. Even I had a coach, my mother that is. Believe me, it was like in the military. No love and cuddles, I was on a serious journey to re-gaining my balance.
How serious are you about your journey? Are you committed enough? Do you do what you are told to get the results you seek? Do you focus on the process?
Let me show you the path you need to follow to get from where you are to where you want to be. And I will show you this for FREE when you book a call with me.
We will go through you initial weight loss goal. Then we will talk about your diet and finally we will see what activity you can take on to stop you thinking about weight loss and just focus on the process. This takes less than 45 min. Book that FREE call with me and let’s go.