The Biggest Loser show inspires people to lose weight, yes, but in doing so it also creates a lot of annoying frustrated folks. Before and After pictures in ads encourage people to lose the bulge too, but in some unexplainable way they forget that there were 12 weeks between “before” and “after”, not just 10 days crash dieting.
You spend most years as a “fatty”, then you get frustrated cause the scale is not showing improvement every week? You have a rapid weight loss the first week, then half a pound the next, and you’re “stuck” at a weight loss plateau you say? Pissed cause your skin is not as tight as a 15 year old’s but you did enjoy all the candy, cookies and cokes for a long time which stretched that skin out, didn’t you?
So you go to the gym and you do your cardio. And every day you’re expecting miracle change. Size 14 one day, size 2 the next? And you wonder what you are doing wrong or how you can improve…. Listen, you know what it takes? P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E. You need to stop thinking about it day in and day out like you’re running some short distance race and consider it to be more of a very, very long marathon. You need to get in to the flow, choose the right choices and work out efficiently not only for a few days but for months.
Now, there will not be changes every week in your body. You won’t lift more weights and complete more reps every workout. You will be hungrier some days. Some days you don’t want to go work out at all. There will be days when all you want is to stuff yourself with your favorite foods. And there will be times when you feel all your hard work has not paid off at all.
What do you have to do? STAY CONSISTENT. Keep doing what you do.
You can not expect Biggest Loser weight loss if you’re living a regular life. You are NOT working out 6 hours a day, are you? But, don’t feel envy, cause most of them don’t learn anything about changing their lifestyles so they regain it all when they return to their homes.
Getting lean takes dedication. You are doing this one time and for all. It’s never going to be a waste of time cause you’re doing this for the rest of your life. Give your body a chance to prove itself to you. Give it what it needs. Be consistent. Be patient. Learn to love what you do and even though it’s hard not to feel frustrated, try to look at it from the bright side: every day you stick to your program it gets easier. We are all creatures of habit and what you do day in and day out becomes automatic. And that’s what you need for it to become your true lifestyle.