As a trainer and nutrition coach, I teach my clients how to create new habits to reach their health and fitness goals. Most of my client's goals center around reducing body fat, gaining muscle and creating healthier habits. No matter what your goals are, changing your body composition is downright hard. Everyone struggles, but here are some hard truths that I share with my clients that can be eye opening and may just help nudge you in the right direction towards your goals.
1. It will take longer than you think
No matter what your goals are, it will take longer than you think. There is no shortcut, there is no quick fix. Building new habits that serve your health goals takes time and consistency. You will need to manage your timeline expectations.
2. no one can make the changes you need but you
You and only you are responsible for your own choices everyday. Whether it be a workout or food choices, it is all on you to make the choice that best serves your goals. This is a good thing because it also means that you are in total control!
3. the only road to fat loss is a calorie deficit
The science is clear, the only road to fat loss is a calorie deficit, the only road to maintaining your current weight is to eat at your maintenance calories and the only road to weight gain is to eat in a calorie surplus. Read that again.
It all comes down to calories in/calories out. You must burn more calories than you take in.
Most people underestimate how many calories they eat in a day and overestimate how many calories they burn in a day. It can be an easy trap to fall into. A great tool to assess how much you are eating for a period of time, is to keep an accurate and honest food journal.
4. you must be consistent
If you are not seeing the results you want, then you are not being as consistent as you need to be over time. Not being consistent will stall your progress. Building healthy habits that last and are consistent is key.
5. You cannot rush it
The more you try to speed up the process the more you are setting yourself back. Again, there are no shortcuts that are lasting. You must change your overall daily habits for long term success.
6. you must make sacrifices
Last but certainly not least, you will have to make sacrifices to see the changes that you want. You cannot keep doing the same thing over and over and expect different results. Changing your daily health habits must become a priority in your life. You don't have to make huge changes fast, but you can slowly make small changes that add up over time. Making sacrifices and changes are inevitable if you want to see the results you seek.
If you are interested in exploring your health and fitness goals with me, I am happy to chat with you for a free consultation about what you are seeking and my coaching process.
Some of my clients are in other cities and I coach them remotely, so you don't need to live near me. You can visit my client testimonial page and see before and after pics on my nutritional coaching page. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text or call 210-332-7253
Amy has spent her career helping others reach their health and fitness goals. "I hope sharing my knowledge and experience with others can help someone to live a healthier and more joyous life."