So it is the new year, and we all know what that means.... New Year’s resolutions have been set, and as it is past the middle of the second month, they are starting to waiver.
Just keep in mind that progress is progress, whether you have improved by an inch or a mile, you have still improved. You have still become better than you were yesterday. Don’t give up! Here are a couple of things to keep in mind to keep you going. So you have started a diet and haven’t lost the 20 Kilograms in the first month like you were hoping? Or maybe your losses have gradually been decreasing over the last couple of weeks. That is normal. Keep in mind that a normal and healthy weight loss rate is 0.5 kg to 1 kg per week. To put that in perspective, you should only be able to lose roughly 26 kg to 52 kg per year. Which if you think about it is a lot of weight to lose, in a really reasonable amount of time.
Sustainable weight loss is only going to occur through a lifestyle change, and not through a band aid fix. A quick diet, cleans or a detox will cause you to gain the weight back, and more, the moment you decide to “go off the diet”. So remember it is a lifestyle change and not a quick fix, and if it becomes a lifestyle change there should be no time connected to it.
Something to remember is to trust in the process and the results will follow! Time is going to pass anyway; you might as well be doing something with it.
Find a healthy nutritional plan that doesn’t cut out anything, that doesn’t over restrict anything or calories and stick to it. Remember that if a nutritional plan has worked for someone you know, it doesn’t mean that it will work for you. Find what works for you and stick to it. I promise you, in a year from now, when it is time to write new, New Year’s resolutions you will be happy you didn’t give up today!
Adhering to physical training program, and a nutritional lifestyle change is difficult enough, don’t make it more difficult on yourself by doing something you don’t like, or you know doesn’t work for you.
Now stick to your guns, keep up with the New Year’s resolutions and look forward to a new you in a year from now. Start your change! Keep up with the change and enjoy the feeling of success and victory when you reach and surpass your goals.