Summer is here and you’re still not where you want to be…  SO KEEP GOING!  Giving up is not going to get you any closer!!!!

So how do you lose fat AND keep it off??

In SOME cases, losing weight is the easy part. Your diet is structured, your motivation is high, and the feedback is immediate. Each time the scale flashes a smaller number, or your clothes feel bigger, or someone who hasn’t seen you in a while mentions how great you look, you feel better about yourself.

BUT THEN, eventually, your body starts fighting back.  The weight loss plateaus after a few months, your appetite increases and you become less satisfied after meals.  You start eating more even though you’re trying just as hard to eat less.

  1.  First & foremost, EXERCISE has to be part of your lifestyle.  No matter what you’re doing, just keep moving, consistently!  The great thing about Women Only Fitness Bootcamp is that we do it all… weight-training for strength, running and HIIT workouts for cardiovascular gains, agility drills, plyometrics, stretching, core workouts.  And the best part is that you can move at your own pace.  However, JUST MOVE and KEEP MOVING!  You have to adopt exercise into your lifestyle!
  2. Weigh yourself regularly, OR don’t.  But most people on a quest to lose fat and keep it off always have a good idea of where they stand in terms of their weight.  Don’t get caught up in it, but the majority of research shows that the more often you weigh yourself, the easier it is to maintain, whether you’re trying to avoid packing on pounds or prevent lost pounds from coming back.
  3. Establish ROUTINE.  It’s not always a good thing to be a “creature of habit”, but in this case, it helps.  If you’ve noticed, people who resist weight gain (Coach Lorraine, for example) are very much defined by daily routines.  Aside from daily exercise, they try to maintain:
  • Daily scheduled meal times
  • Prepared meals, either home cooked or meal service
  • Limited variety

It may sound plain and monotonous, but it gets RESULTS!  And that’s not saying it has to be that was everyday either.  If you adopt the 80/20 rule, you can be a little less “routine” 1-2 days per week.

The best news about weight management is that it gets somewhat easier over time.

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