Losing Weight

Personal training can be sooo frustrating sometimes! People are always wanting a quick fix when it comes to weight loss. When they don't see they weight come off as fast as they want it to, they say 'what's the point?' and quit exercising. It just blows my mind.

ANYONE can lose weight. However, you cannot lose weight fast HEALTHILY! There is no way. Sorry to break it to you. If you are losing more than one or two pounds a week(yes, that is the MOST you should be losing a week), what you don't realize is that it is probably NOT fat-it is water and muscle-and you never want to lose muscle. If you go on some type of fad diet and lose weight fast, you will AlWAYS gain it back! That's how so many people get into a cycle of on and off dieting and up and down weight loss. No wonder they are so frustrated!

What it really comes down to is how bad you really want it. YOU are in control of your body and how it looks. Losing weight may not be EASY and it will not be FAST!!!!!!! It usually takes about 3 months to even start to see results. After that, you should gradually be getting results, but it may take many months or even years to achieve they body you want.

It's not what people want to hear, but it's the truth. Exercising and eating healthy should be a habit and a way of life. You would never think of not brushing your teeth everyday, but how come so many people don't exercise to take care of their bones, muscles, and heart everyday???

If you have been trying to lose weight and can't, remember that it is not always about the actual weight-it's more about losing body fat while gaining muscle. Building muscle will help you keep the fat off in the long run, but it may cause you to not see the results on the scale that you want. But that's okay, because who cares what you weigh if you look awesome?! You are going to be losing body fat, even if your weight doesn't change much, and that is what really counts.

So just stick with it, keep working hard, don't get frustrated, and you WILL see results. It's all up to you. It may take awhile, but exercise is something that you should continue for the rest of your life anyway! You're in this for the long haul, and the hard work will pay off and be worth it in the end!

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