Tame Your Motivation
Are you frustrated with your fitness progress? Are you doing more and more cardio, and you still look the same, and your current clothes aren’t fitting any better?
Are you lifting weights, regularly, and you feel as though you’re becoming a larger version of the same amount of body fat?
First of all, did you know that a competitive bodybuilder, standing on stage at 5% body fat, may easily be 20% body fat in the off season, and the only thing that has changed dramatically is his/her eating protocol.
Yes, they could do the same weight training program and the same cardio, and the nutrition program is what changes everything.
Personally, I remember my bodybuilding days in the early to mid 1980s, when I began, once, at a body weight of 255#, sporting a 38”+ waistline, and, then 20 weeks later, walking onstage at 190 pounds and 3% body fat.
The only real change in my daily protocol was my eating. That’s why competitive bodybuilders will tell you that 80% of the way they look onstage is due to their diet!
One of my rockstar clients, Charlotte, whom I began to train in the early 90’s was exercising her butt off, and she couldn’t out exercise the negative results that she was experiencing from her poor eating.
Once she and I connected, and she got her eating “tamed”, she dropped from dress size 14 to dress size 6 in 4.5 months. Interestingly, she moved to the country, and I hadn’t seen her for many years, and now she drives an hour and a half each way to train with me once a week. But, she doesn’t really need me, because she knows what to do, and she knows how to do it. Now, it’s more a case of getting her back into serious muscle building, appropriate cardio, and “sensible” eating.
The emphasis is on sensible eating, creating a small calorie deficit, predicated on using her basal metabolic rate with activity factored in, so that she can gain muscle and slowly lose body fat. No magic pills, no magic workout protocols, no potions, no “snake oil” fad of the day.
She is drinking 3 quarts to 1 gallon of water a day, and she’s eating a calorie level that she tracks on a phone app, factoring in a 300-500 calorie deficit each day, which will allow her to lose body fat slowly, which is the ONLY way it can be done without compromising lean muscle mass.
Remember, your lean muscle is the engine that burns the fat, if you can be patient, doing it correctly. There is no way you can lose more than .5-1.5 pounds of body fat in a week, consistently.
First 10 days of weight loss is mostly water. After that anything greater than .5-1.5 pounds is going to be muscle.
So, yes, you can lose weight faster, but you’ll comprise muscle, and you’ll become a smaller version of the same amount of body fat.
The point of all of this is that we must all reach a crossroads, where we decide that we are the reason for our own personal frustration.
We would all love to take a magic pill or potion, or try the newest fad exercise program(they all come with suggested eating instructions), but until we tweak our eating, frustration and disappointment will always be present!
TAME YOUR MOTIVATION;
GAIN SATISFACTION AND LONGEVITY!!