With so much focus on ‘weight loss’ people tend to forget there are many areas of health and fitness and they all come hand in hand. Very rarely is one really optimal or ideal without the other, or as a result of achieving the ‘ideal’ weight (for example) the other areas suffer as a result.
In my personal and professional experience most people who can’t achieve their physical goals, don’t have either the: lifestyle, education or headspace to do so. Getting educated is easy! All you have to do is see a good nutritionist (like myself) to get educated on how to eat right. It Is the people that ‘think’ they are educated but in actual fact aren’t that worry me! I have so many clients that start training with me and tell me that they know how to eat right and don’t need help with their diet. Now, as a trainer who has been training clients for 14 years I know when I have been training someone for 4 weeks if they aren’t eating right. Remember, there is always someone that knows more than you- even I still learn from other people in my industry more on the fundamentals of weight loss! If you are exercising and you aren’t losing weight- then its simple! You aren’t eating accordingly. Get educated!!!
Lifestyle- this is a huge one for stopping people from achieving their goals! They start bootcamp, follow ‘some’ of the eating plan, but continue to go out for dinner every night, drink wine by the bottle and binge all weekend. Sound familiar?? In order to get the weight off (particularly the last 5 kilo’s) it is essential to change these lifestyle habits that you have slowly implemented over the years. I have a friend who has been doing bootcamp for the last 6 months now, but was sticking to these sorts of lifestyle patterns and wasn’t getting too far in the way of results. In the last 2 weeks she has reduced her dinking and eating out and has lost 1.5 kilo’s each week in the last 2 weeks! She has finally decided that my bootcamp classes are ‘the best thing ever’. Create goals and think of ways to change these lifestyle habits and watch the weight fall off!!
Lastly, let’s address your headspace. This is a big topic! And 80% of the time (in my opinion) this is what prevents girls from getting to their ideal body shape. The negative voice that tells you, you can’t do it. Sound familiar? Or, the negative attitude that is zapping all of your positive energy? Or, the insult you copped when you were 12 coming back to haunt you?
Change your attitude! Change your belief systems! Focus on positive thinking! Ignore the negative voices (laugh at them!) and surround yourself with positivity! For me, I do at least 3 things every day that I know makes me feel good. I also see a kinesiologist once per week who helps me to change and conquer old belief patterns. Please know, that anyone including you can achieve both your goals and your ideal body. ANYONE! So go out and so do what every it is that YOU need to do to achieve your goals. What is setting you back?
My book Lighten Up (which will be out soon) addresses this in far more detail and will help you if this is what is setting you back. Please follow me on facebook hayleyroperlovemybody so that you are kept up to date with the release.
Lots of love