Weight Loss Motivation: Refocus
I recently asked for some feedback on my Weight Loss & Training Facebook page about what is challenging everyone the most when it comes to their weight loss and training plan and I got some great insight on the most common issues facing us all today.
The main thing that really stood out for me is that we are all human and we are all going to have moments of failure when it comes to our motivation levels. This can be particularly challenging for those of us who are extremely busy and have so many different obstacles to overcome on a daily basis.
If this article can help you even slightly and make a difference with one day of your week then I will consider it a success, because the reality of it all is that tomorrow it will be a new obstacle that will get in your way. With that said though, keeping this article in the back of your mind will provide change and allow you to succeed if you keep it steady and constant.
Let’s get right into it…
Weight Loss Motivation: Refocus Strategy 1
The first step we’re going to look at is your eating habits during the weekend. This one tip will be an eye opener, and can have quite a cataclysmic effect which will touch you with quite a real look in the mirror.
You know it, and I know it, the weekends are generally the days which can really set you back and cause you to restart everything on Monday. This is even true for those of us who are right on top of things during the all the week days.
The biggest problem usually stems for eating out or ordering in as portion sizes in these cases are always more than we can handle. I’ve seen a lot of media on health tips talking about ordering appetizers for your meal since the portions are smaller, but I see a huge problem with this. For the most part appetizers in restaurants are the exact items you want to stay away from (either deep fried, or lots of carbs with a lack of the good stuff).
What will provide you much better results is to go ahead and order one of your favorite appetizers, but order one main dish and split that as well. If that doesn’t seem enough, get a side salad with dressing on the side and now you are going to hit a much better chance of not going overboard on the bad items on the menu.
This always works too – have a protein shake an hour before you go out for dinner. The protein will feed your muscles and also stop you from overdoing it with your meal. Think whey protein tastes gross? Try this awesome blend – half a glass of skim milk, 3 or 4 ice cubes, 1/4 cup water, and a scoop of milk chocolate Myofusion. It tastes like a chocolate frap but minus all the unnecessary calories and other bad fillers.
Weight Loss Motivation: Refocus Strategy 2
I want you to continue taking your training to the next level and nothing is more encouraging than seeing results as quickly as the next day. As far as I’ve seen there is only one simple and highly effective method of seeing your belly shrink the next day.
Did you guess it?
Well it’s actually a combination of two strategies. At least a 20 minute session of High Intensity Interval Training such as this treadmill workout routine along with a night which includes a smaller dinner than usual.
When it comes to fat busting this technique is worth gold and you’ll wake up with a smile on your face once you see your waist in the mirror.
Keep this strategy in check by focusing on having larger breakfasts (such as a couple eggs, a protein shake and a small banana or cup of oatmeal). This will fuel you for the rest of the day and allow you to train your hardest in the gym.
If you need a boost to accomplish your high intensity interval training nothing works better than a pre-workout energy matrix such as Muscle Pharm Assault or Gaspari Nutrition SuperPump MAX, both which are highly effective for both men and women.
Weight Loss Motivation: Refocus Strategy 3
This next tip may surprise you, especially if you are trying your hardest and getting to your workouts regularly and eating pretty healthy but still not seeing results.
Take one FULL week off from your training routine. Seems counter-intuitive doesn’t it? Well I see it time and time again, the burn out and over-training syndrome is quite common especially for those who get into a routine and want to see results too fast.
Having this one week off will allow your body time to recover and will also serve a purpose to relax your mind and body from always stressing out about working out.
Try it and see for yourself how this tip can revolutionize your training results. Just keep one thing in mind during this time, your diet will be integral to keeping you on track so eat as healthy as you can (a good idea to stay away from junk food all together during this entire week).
I’d love to hear your feedback on this article, please leave me a comment below…
Its amazing how i can actually see the difference in my belly the next day after 20 minutes of HIIT, hard to believe!
It’s amazing isn’t it?! Anytime I have a day of foods that I wasn’t intending on then I follow up with HIIT and it kills it!