Weight Loss can be a daunting task. Many folks like to dive right into a weight losing routine without laying out any ground work, or ground rules for that matter. Essentially that is what weight loss is all about. Laying down a solid foundation of rules, principles, and guidelines specifically designed for you and you alone.
If you’ve made the decision that you’re ready for Weight Loss but never have or tried too, this is a good thing. However, it’s good to set yourself up for success before actually getting involved. Weight loss has its obstacles and today I’d like to bring to your attention 4 of the more visible and common ones people run into. It’s always a good idea to see where others have failed and succeeded at something you desire to excel at.
Weight Loss- Fighting the Pain
Weight Loss can often times be accompanied by serious physical pains. Whether you’re pushing your body and muscles to burn calories from fat by exercising, or you’re on an extremely meager diet plan, pain will always be knocking on your door. This is okay because certain pains are signs or actual process. Pain relating to exercise usually means muscle development or muscle strains. Pain from dieting means improper nourishment.
Remember, you can still diet and lose weight efficiently without always going hungry or starving oneself. The pain can come in many forms so be sure you understand this concept, and that you should eventually learn to identify which types your experiencing. Never back down from your weight loss goal because of something as temporary as pain.
Weight Loss- Motivation
I’ll just briefly mention motivation because although it’s a top contender for weight loss failures, it’s also something that most don’t want to hear (I get it). But if you’re not motivated to a certain degree or extent, you’ll never get there. The simplest advice I can give here is trying to find certain influences that you know will help get you motivated. Anything from a lucky charm to a cool grandma, if it’s at your disposal, use it.
–No Immediate Return on Investments
Many people that desire to lose weight or get fit believe that if they do it their way they should be okay. This is just not the case. Especially for those who are new at this. They are simply deceiving themselves with this kind of logic. And I really hate to be the bearer of bad news but sometimes the truth hurts. But I like getting the truth out for those that this directly speaks too. If you’re not seeing the desired results as quickly as you had hoped, chances are your one of these people. Don’t get discouraged and throw in the towel! Maybe it just means you have to dig a little deeper into the research part of things some more. Also, maybe the effort side of things could use some extra digging as well. Remember the expression “dig deep”!
– Old Habits Die Hard
It’s time for you get past certain bad habits. No more excuses! Do any of these sound familiar, “maybe just one more”, “I’ll do it better tomorrow”, “just this once”, “next week will be better”, “I’ll make up for it”. Sound familiar? Whether you like to make excuses verbally or mentally aloud for yourself or not, we all have bad habits. The key to breaking them is by replacing them with good ones that counteract the old bad ones. Diverting your attention elsewhere to a more grounded and productive place is also important. Getting your mind in the right place first is hugely important. Remember, the mind comes first as the body will always follow its lead.
This is a Guest Post by Dan Petraglia from Fitness and Weight Loss Central