Losing Weight | Losing Body | Getting Fitness Results
All of us at The Art of Personal Training in Portland, Oregon just want to make it clear that it is going to take hard work, dedication, commitment and consistency to obtain realistic health & fitness goals. There is no magic pill or piece of amazing fitness equipment that is going to get you from A to Z faster. What we can say, is that there are ways to program your fitness routines, food intake, rest days and goals so that you stay motivated, the body keeps improving towards those goals, and the mind stays excited about moving forward with consistentency and commitment. I know this sounds very new age or like a life coach, but it is always in the beginning and the end where individuals lose steam, and those are the most important aspects of achieving any goal. You must make a plan by yourself, with a Portland personal trainer , fitness coach or your medical provider, and stick with it (being consistent).These rules apply with eating healthy, losing weight and losing body fat. In the beginning, especially if you have not embarked on a lifestyle change for many years, your body will go through many changes. In addition, the mind will also go through these changes too. The body is going to decrease in inches, but it may increase on some days too. This is all based on recovery, hydration, environment, food intake, etc. But, the body will get back on track quickly. Yes, ideally, the body will start to lose weight quickly in the beginning, especially if you have a significant amount of weight to lose. What gets people disappointed is when they lose weight, lose body fat, but increase inches during the initial 4 weeks of doing a health, fitness and lifestyle change. This is totally okay, because the body is just adjusting to this new stimuli. People need to give it time and surrender to the process. People want the quick fix, but they do not realize the hard work and dedication it takes to create those amazing bodies we see in the movies, etc.What we recommend is give yourself at least 8 to 10 weeks for you to visually see the results in the mirror. Other individuals, friends, colleagues will probably notice the changes that are happening to your body, but since you see yourself every day, it will take some time. The clothes should be the first noticeable difference.When someone starts a journey, you want you to ask yourself some questions and her are a few examples:
- What do you want to fee like when you reach your goal?
- How do you want to see your body? What size of clothes do you want to fit it in? Some may want to stay in their same size and have muscular goals, so what will this look like?
- How is your food intake going to improve? What are you willing to give up or substitute in order to make your entire health and fitness goal a true reality?