I’ve made a disheartening observation at my local gym which I imagine happens at gyms all over. I’ve been going to this great little spot called FitFromTheGroundUp for over two years now and time and time again I see groups of people energetically sign up and start attending classes with their new workout clothes and shoes but sadly one by one they drop out over the course of only a month or two.
Apparently folks decide it’s time to work out and lose weight, but for some reason as they start actually working out their motivation sadly waivers and they eventually quit.
Granted it’s not known if they are quitting exercising altogether or if they just did not prefer the Crossfit/Bootcamp style workout, however most likely it’s due to not being willing enough to stick with the get-in-shape process.
The First Months of Exercising
Starting to exercise again is going to be difficult especially if you have not worked out for quite some time. This needs to be expected. It will be uncomfortable for someone who has not exercised for a long time, and naturally getting sore afterwards is a whole other issue that will need to be dealt with.
Another popular reason why folks quit an exercise commitment after a month or two is because they aren’t seeing results on the bathroom scale like they thought they’d get.
What most fail to realize is that true weight loss success is not going to come from the gym but actually from your kitchen. 70% of weight loss success will be determined by what goes on the end of your fork. If you continue to put too much into your body on a daily basis, then naturally you will not achieve the weight loss results you desire even with exercising.
Let’s face it, there will be days when you are tired at the end of work, or after dealing with your children all day, and you may be tempted to eat unhealthy and just lay down. It’s these specific thoughts and instances when your determination and willpower will be tested.
Someone who quits the gym likely gave into the easy choices and once that happens repeatedly, that’s when folks give up their exercise efforts altogether.
Those who start an exercise routine are taking an extremely important step towards developing a healthy life. This all-important step should not be casually cast aside just for not getting the assumed results after only a month or two. Instead, focus should be put on nutrition for real weight loss success while at the same time maintaining a consistent exercise routine.
In addition to maintaining a consistent workout routine, tie in healthy meals and snacks in appropriate portions sizes and that is when the weight will really start to come off. Consistent weight loss will come when healthy nutrition and an exercise routine are both maintained for a prolonged period of time.
If you haven’t start cooking meals at home on a regular basis, get in the habit of trying out a new healthy meal every week. Eating healthy food along with getting a regular form of cardio exercise will be your true tickets to weight loss success.
These are healthy living habits that are now being included in your weekly routine, not just a temporary fix like a band-aid that’s just needed for a brief period of time. Once you break the old bad habits and stick with the healthy new ones, you will realize how important they are to achieve your weight loss goals.
Once you get past the first months of exercising regularly and eating nutritiously, the temptation to quit and go back to your old ways will subside and you will be left with an entirely new outlook on how to live your daily life.
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