Everybody wants to lose a couple or a lot of pounds in their lifetime. Women go on these crash diets where we put our bodies in starvation mode thinking if we deprive it of food we will lose weight. We always forget one main thing….it did not take 7 days to gain 30 pounds so why the hell would it take ONLY 7 days to lose it permanently?!??
It’s a question I must ask myself constantly when I want to lose weight quickly. Whether it’s an event coming up or just the new year, I have to continue to be….wait for it….PATIENT. Oooh yes, the whole patience makes the weight move farther approach. Listen I’m going to tell you right now, there is not any magic diet pills, surgery, or even fasting that will help you keep the weight OFF. You have to work very hard at eating cleaner, cut out bad carbs, working out, and being consistent.
The goal is not just to lose the weight but to keep it off. Trust me when I say I have tried everything under the sun except surgery, to lose these pesky lbs. I have finally found what works for me and it’s a slow but very steady progression to my goal. I have listed below a couple of reasons why I was not seeing any results before.
1. You are impatient.
Wanting to look or be at your goal in a hurry is not how you are going to lose weight. As I previously stated, you didn’t gain the weight fast. So please be patient with your body. Take it one day at a time. Cut back on little things, trying to elimination a whole unhealthy lifestyle in a day is bound to fail. When you take your time with cutting back on sweets, bread, or whatever it is contributing to that belly fat you will see how slowly but surely the pounds drop.
2. Not drinking enough water.
Water is a very important factor in weight loss. I’m no doctor, but I know the more I sweat, the more water I need to intake. It’s that simple. Start replacing beverages you love to drink throughout your day with H2O. Before you know it, you will only want water. Your body will surely thank you for it.
3. You Are Not Happy.
Yup, I said it!! You are not happy with the person you are NOW. One of the “tricks” to losing weight is being confident in who you are. Do not forget to tell the body you are in now how beautiful it is on a daily. Make sure you are not putting yourself down during this process. I had a HUGE problem with that before. I would get compliments on how nice I looked and instead of saying thank you, I would go into “but when I lose weight I’m going to look like…”. Once I started embracing the woman I am in this moment, I also started loving every fat roll I have now.
4. Your workout clothes are wiggy wack
Last but not least, you have to look good working out baby!! Now I know workout clothes are becoming a part of people daily wardrobe so they can be a little on the pricey side. After doing a little research of my own, I found some cute and very affordable workout clothes at places such as Rainbow Shops & Target. It’s something about getting cute for the gym that motivates my workout a little more.
If you start following these 4 steps I promise you will not only feel better but you will start seeing results. Consistency is key. Please do not be hard on yourself if you fall off your workout regiment. You can just pick back up where you left off. As long as you never quit, you will always stay in the race.