Step It Up
"To get something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done."-Craig Ballantyne
So I've had heard people say things like, "I just can't lose weight", and,"I've tried everything", or, "I try to watch what I eat, but I'm just not getting results"!
It's like, really? You've tried everything? Yeah...probably NOT. And you watch what you eat? What does that even mean? You can't lose weight? Um, yes you can.
Have you ever really gotten your nutrition under control? Have you ever really pushed yourself in your workouts? Have you ever lifted heavy weights? Have you been consistent?
Upon closer inspection, I find that most people have only done the things that they WANT to do to lose weight. I find that when I take a look at what they're eating, it's not that great, even though they would say they "eat good". I find that they haven't been doing the right things, or that they haven't been consistent, or that they have always given up too soon to ever see results.
If you've been struggling to lose weight or to lose body fat for years, then it's probably time to step it up. Doing Weight Watchers, counting calories, walking a few times a week, and lifting light weights at the gym may have worked in the beginning....but it's defininitely NOT going to take you to the next level.
*"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." -Albert Einstein*
So in this new year, I challenge you to STEP. IT. UP. If what you have been doing is no longer working, then it's time to take it to the next level!
If you've been going to the gym 2 or 3 days a week, then it's time to step it up and add in another day or two. I mean, you don't even need another day in the gym-you could just add in a bodyweight workout at home once or twice a week.
If you are a cardio junkie and haven't been lifting weights, then it's time to step it up and start lifting! Heavy.
If you've been doing the same routine for months and months now, then it's time to step it up and switch up your routine. Lift a little heavier, try some new exercises. Up the intensity by adding in some interval training or metabolic finishers at the end of your weight training workouts, instead of your traditional boring cardio.
If you've never gotten your nutrition under control, then it's time to step it up and start tracking what you eat and taking a good close look at what needs to be changed. Just counting calories may have worked in the beginning, but now it's time to start focusing on the quality of your food.
Need to cut back on the sugar, the carbs, the processed foods? It's time to step it up and make that change. More protein, more vegetables, more fat-LESS SUGAR.
STEP IT UP. Are you ready?