Person: I worked out all week but I haven’t loss any weight
My TOUGH LOVE: You worked out all week but what the heck did you eat? You can workout for hours but if you ate all junk for the whole week you will probably just maintain or worst gain.
Person: I ate a salad today
My TOUGH LOVE: Yeah you ate a salad but you went overboard on the RANCH dressing which negates the entire idea of eating a suitable salad with a minimal to descent amount of dressing.
Person: I walk everyday why don’t I look thinner yet
My TOUGH LOVE: Walking is always a great starting place but you may have to add some jog/run intervals before results will start to show. Give it time you can’t walk for only 1 week but expect drastic results.
Person: I go to zumba 3 days a week but I don’t have rock hard abs yet.
My TOUGH LOVE: Okay this one is my favorite. YOU HAVE TO DO hardcore shit to get hardcore results. No disrespect to zumba but you will not get the same results from zumba 3 times a week like you would if you did HIIT or T25 or Bodycombat( yes I am guilty I am a beachbody believer) My point is you have to step up your workouts to get the results you want and again give it time even most programs tell you it will take 30 to 60 even 90 days to see a transformation and you have to follow the program and commit
Person: I had soy milk with my frappe, that’s a good alternative
My TOUGH LOVE: I’m glad you choose a alternative to regular milk but what was the point when you got the largest cup Starbucks has and added extra extra caramel to your drink. That defeated the whole purpose of choosing your alternative.
Person: I know I shouldn’t eat the baked treats my co-worker brought into the office
My TOUGH LOVE: I too have fallen victim to the work potlucks, birthday, holiday or appreciation treats but YOU don’t have to accept everything offered to you and you also don’t have to take a large amount of anything. Want the doughnut cut it in half, want some cake cut a thin slice,want the bagel share it with a coworker and go light on the cream cheese, making a coffee run get the smallest cup they have not the largest.Not saying you can’t join in on the treats at work just be mindful of what you eat and how much.
These are things that different people have shared with me but I had to be honest. Why because I was once there with my excuses or reasons why thing weren’t changing . But when we become serious about our weight loss these things start to make more sense.
Lets sum this up
- Drink water nothing else
- Workout 2 days beast 3 days regular
- Eat 80% clean and 20% dirty (no body is perfect)