6/2/2016 0 Comments
The number on a scale is not a definition of you as a person, you don’t carry around a sign that says I weigh blank. However, that same number should not hinder your pursuit in your health goals. It should not be a dictation of what you do, and should definitely not inhibit your pursuit for fat loss or muscle gain just because you don’t want your “weight to change”.
You will lose weight when you are dropping fat, because your losing fat and water retention. The one way to somewhat counteract it, is weight training. Weight training will help you build muscle and muscle weighs more than fat. The problem is muscle takes much longer to build than it does to lose fat. That’s why yes you will lose weight first, to reach your body fat goal. Accept it, don’t fight it. The nice thing though, is that while you cut down fat you will be adding on some muscle. It’s not impossible to build muscle and lose fat simultaneously it’s only completely possible when your either new to weight lifting or your on drugs. Accept that you will lose some weight in the short run. Accept the short term loss for the long term happiness. I promise in the end it will play out as long as you stay committed and disciplined.
The process of gaining that muscle won’t be quick. It doesn't happen in 3-6 months, but that’s where the average person quits. I say all the time, be in for the long game not the short. In life choose most of your choices to benefit the long run, that being said there are some things such as live your life today, be present today, live for today. What I mean is don’t quit because it gets hard or your not seeing the results you want yet, its a process.
The whole point is for you to look better in the mirror not on a scale. Remember no one knows your weight, you don’t hold a sign around saying I weigh blank. So why focus on that number like its attached to you, because it isn’t. You can not, and will not lose body fat without losing some weight to start. However you have the choice to gain that weight back and maybe a little more by weight training. That’s why I dislike when people talk about weight, because your health has very little to do with weight and a lot more to do with your body composition.
It is more about the fat held on your body and the muscle you have as well. Focus on fitness and decide whether you want to get more defined, and get more fat off your body. Or if you’re fine with your fat and you just want to build muscle. When you gain muscle there is a chance you will begin gaining a little fat, if done right you might not. What you need to decide though is which is more important, and focus on that first. I will say, it is easier to lose fat first then gain the muscle, but both work. It doesn't take 5 hours a day in the gym to, and 3 hours a day in the kitchen to hit your goals. Stop saying you don’t have time, or enough money. Stop making excuses and begin asking how can I make time for exercise and eating healthy. How can I afford to eat healthier. You don’t have to eat salads all the time and cut out enjoyable food, eating healthy is easier, and tastier than you think.
Go to a mirror, ask yourself what do you want to improve ? (everything in life you can always get better, be happy with where you are but never satisfied, strive to be extraordinary)
Do I need to get healthier or Do I want to be healthier ?
Have I been living healthy lately?
30 years from now will I be happy with the decisions I'm making now ?
What do I need to change ?
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