FITNESS: Incorporate small steps into your lifestyle in order to lose weight or be healthy
They think they have to make massive changes in order to get massive results.
Take weight loss for example, people think they have to exercise for hours every day, cut out all carbohydrates and sugar, cut calories, don’t eat after 8 p.m., swallow magic pills for lose weight and not consume alcohol.
But in reality, the biggest mistake people make is that they try to change too much, too quickly.
Big changes are not sustainable. Yes, you might be able to make big changes and lose a lot of weight fast, but after a few weeks it all falls apart.
No matter what your goal or what you are trying to accomplish in life, actions become second nature, faster and easier when they are simple.
This is why we have so many successful clients with our 14 Day Shred (our online weight loss program).
We don’t ask them to starve, we don’t ask them to exercise for hours every day, we just give them little chores to do consistently over the two weeks of class.
We provide them with a meal plan to follow that gives them structure and to record their calories in MyFitnessPal. We encourage them to aim for 10,000 steps and drink at least 2-3 liters of water per day. That’s it!
These little tasks can be easily incorporated into their lifestyle. They don’t take too long and are easy to follow, but these little steps lead to great progress when done consistently. You can see some of the results below…
“I’m really happy that I adopted this plan, I didn’t always complete every task every day but I really wanted to focus on my relationship with food. I have a lot of stuff to do in my life and have just adopted the ‘grab something fast’ method and these are usually empty calories, which still leaves me feeling hungry. So planning the meals and cooking something was fantastic and I didn’t go hungry. I didn’t always eat the plan meals, but I had something from one of the cookbooks and loved the variety. I will continue to plan and use some of the recipes in the future and aim to hit more milestones which I struggled with with a desk job some days. On the scale, I lost 11 pounds but I feel much better and more energized and even more important, motivated to continue ”- Deb N.
“This shot was tough, especially at the start, but I’m so glad I did. I lost 8 pounds on the moon and proved to myself that I can make changes that will benefit my health and mental well-being. I was able to take steps, calories and water so now I just need to factor in more workouts to move forward, I feel great! – Diane M.
“I lost 2.5 inches from my waist and an inch from my arms. The legs are the same and I’m down a dress size, but most importantly my mind has been reset. Meal plans already made for the coming week and my portions are under control again !! ” – Jill C
So the next time you want to lose weight or achieve health goals, start with small steps and be consistent. It’s amazing what you can achieve in a short time!
Our next 14 Day Shred will start in November. Details will be posted soon on www.eastcoast-fitness.com