If there is one thing that over the last 13 years that has been my biggest challenge hands down its the argument that scale weight means nothing! On a daily basis I have to remind clients that when you step on that scale the number you see is relative and therefore not an accurate measure of results.
The simple fact of the matter is if you are doing everything right your scale weight will not change much, at least in the beginning of your weight loss journey. What I mean is, as you begin taking steps to improve your health and increase metabolism by weight training and eating 6 small meals throughout the day you will begin gaining muscle. This is a necessary process if you want results!
So what occurs is as you are losing inches and body fat you are also gaining necessary muscle mass which offsets your losses on the scale giving the appearance that you are not getting results! Remember that muscle weighs more than fat and that in fact is what you see when you step on that scale. The problem is as human beings we are neurotic about what the scale or tape measure says!
I ask everyone the same question when they come to me with concerns regarding scale weight. Do you feel better..? Has your strength and endurance improved….? Has your clothing become looser..? Have others been commenting about how good you look…?
In almost every case the answers to all of those questions are “Yes”, however they always are followed by the word “BUT”. No but…if you answered yes to the above questions then you are doing exactly what you need to do in order to achieve results! Yes the weight will come down eventually as long as your doing everything correct but it takes some time.
The key to getting the weight off and keeping it off is a safe slow loss in body fat as you gain new lean body mass to stimulate metabolism and give you that “tone” everyone wants. The problem is that we as Americans have been brain washed by what we see everyday on TV and in magazines. Everywhere you look the word “fast” is associated with weight loss and unfortunately the result has been a culture that wants instant gratification without putting in the work.
It is because of this that 90 percent of people who attempt to lose weight and get in shape will give up and quit after the first 30 days because they don’t see the drastic results thay have been programmed to believe is reality.
The average safe weight loss if you have committed yourself to a complete fitness program is 1-2 pounds per week, now simply do the math based on how much weight you would like to lose and you will have an honest look at how long it will take you to reach your goals.
Remember…more than likely you didn’t put the weight on in 30 days so what makes you think you will take the weight off in just 30 days or less? Its the people who want a quick weight loss taking shortcuts using some fad diet program or diet pills that lose all that weight very quickly then before you know it gain it all back!
Its those who dedicate themselves to a lifestyle change and are willing to put in the hard work and long term commitment that will succeed every time and enjoy their new body for the rest of their lives.
It’s when you completely eliminate the numbers game from your thoughts and goals focusing on what steps you are taking each day to change your life that you will finally achieve your goals. Until that day…you will struggle to find your way.
If you want a quick fix weight loss program then Punch Kettlebell Gym is not for you, I assure you from experience that what we teach here is the correct way to lose weight and get in shape which is why many of our clients now have the lean fit bodies they have always wanted and the quality of life they deserve!
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