If you’re trying to lose weight, or you’re try to get in better shape, sometimes when you don’t see results fast enough it can be discouraging. But it’s also important to remember that you didn’t get out of shape or put on all of that weight over night. It accumulated over time, and it will take time to lose it.
There are plenty of sayings and things out there that can help get you motivated for fitness, but there are some things that might be a detriment to your weight loss as well. The most important thing to remember is to never give up! You can make your goals, you just have to keep pushing forward.
Weigh Yourself Less
If you are getting on the scale on a daily basis, or even every other day, you are not going to be seeing much for results. Cut down how often you weigh in and you’ll have a better chance of seeing something change. Try simply weighing in only once a week, at most.
Keep a diary of your weigh ins, and you should also be doing measurements, and least of target areas. Even when you’re not losing weight, you could be losing inches. Plus, it’s always important to remember that even though muscles weigh the same as fat, you could be adding a little weight as your body transitions from fatty to muscular.
See The Results Differently
You need to learn to look at the results you are getting in a more healthy light. Maybe you haven’t lost any pounds of weight this week, but you noticed that your pants are fitting a bit looser, noticeably looser. That’s a good thing and means that your weight loss is working, even if the scale doesn’t reflect it.
You also want to look at the fact that you have been staying more active, which can do great things for your mood and your attitude. Plus, regular physical activity helps give you more energy. Eating healthier does too.
Remember Your Goals
If you keep focused on your goals it can help you a lot when it comes to staying motivated and not worrying about what’s happened to your body on a daily basis. Set monthly goals, and do your best to achieve them. Don’t let a missed goal set you back, instead let it push you harder.
Depending on the time of year, you may also need to alter your goals from time to time. In the summer you may get in more fitness time, so you can up your goals accordingly. However, in winter with holidays you may find you need to be a little more lax on your goals in order to enjoy family time.