Tuesday, March 2, 2021

What do Fat Loss and the Bank have in common?

"I don't know, I was just expecting it to happen... faster..." 

One of the biggest struggles we have as women trying to get in the best shape possible is how long of a time it takes.

I won't lie, it is a long, long process. And it is frustrating. That's why many women give up so quickly.

There's definitely a faster route and a slower route. But you have to do an honest deep dive and ask yourself what you're willing to sacrifice to get results faster.

It's exactly the same mentality as saving money in the bank for a vacation.

Let's say you know your vacation is going to cost $5,000, just like you know that your goal is to lose 30 lbs. of body fat.

There are two ways to get to that vacation goal by saving your money. You can do it quickly with a lot of sacrifice and cutting back on luxuries and the things that you enjoy, like daily gourmet coffees, dinners out on the weekends, expensive hobbies, etc.

Or you can build in more time to reach the goal and save much more slowly in smaller amounts. Yes, it will take longer, but the path to getting there is going to be much more tolerable and much less full of sacrifice.

The same is true for your weight loss goals.

You can lose weight very quickly, but you're often going to be missing out on a lot of things you love, like free time with your family and loved ones by fitting in twice as many workouts each week, and cheat meals or some of your favorite foods because you really have to cut back on nutrition to make your results happen quickly.

Or, you can take the longer way and cut back a little less aggressively. Work out 3 days a week instead of 7.  Eat healthy 80% of the time and eat for fun 20% of the time rather than cutting out your favorite foods entirely.

Yes, the results are going to come a little more slowly. But honestly ask yourself, which one is more sustainable?  Which one can you stick with without giving up after 2-3 weeks?

Some people can flip on their focus like a switch and stay super dedicated to working out every single day and 100% clean eating. But unfortunately what happens after they reach their goal is they really haven't taught themselves any kind of moderation. And they slowly start to slide backwards into old habits because their extreme lifestyle can't be maintained long-term.

However, the people who learn moderation and are willing to practice the patience to get there over a longer period of time.  And they can continue this type of lifestyle for weeks, months, and even years.  Meaning, yes, the results are slower, but they will keep coming indefinitely.

You can absolutely get fast results, but what good are they if you can't keep them?

Just like saving your money aggressively, how long can you eat ramen noodles and drink instant coffee before that lifestyle gets weary?

If you're interested in sustainable change, definitely check out our website here: https://girlfightfit.com.

Have an amazing day!