How to lose that first 5kg’s!
Get moving to lose that first 5kg's.
One thing we've noticed from discussions with clients is that how hard it seems to lose weight the older we get. Where to start? What do you need to be doing? How often should we be doing it? All very valid questions, but unfortunately the answer will be different depending on the person and the situation. However there is a couple of things that potentially give the similar answers.
Losing weight comes down to what you're in control of. Can you control how much you choose to exercise? Is controlling your diet and food intake something you're able to do? Simply put, the answer to both of these questions is yes. So let's break it down into our 5 top tips on how you can achieve losing that first 5kg's.
1. Be responsible
It seems like a pretty easy tip to give, but you would be surprised at how many clients let other's influence their decisions. If you make a choice to skip a workout, or have a blowout weekend there is only one person you can blame. Take a look in that mirror. How badly do you want to lose that 5kg? Then it's time to 'get real' with yourself. If you want it that badly you need to drop the excuses and just get on with the task at hand.
2. Clean up your diet
If you're going to eat chips, chocolates, take away, junk food and drink soft drink and alcohol there isn't anything you can do with fitness that will provide you the outcome you want. As the saying goes "you can't out train a bad diet". The older we get the more important it is to ensure we are fuelling our bodies with the correct nutrition. Lots of vegetables, a couple of pieces of fruit, a little bit of protein and there you have the ultimate diet. You can make meals fun that aren't bland and boring!
3. You MUST train and move more
As we age, more and more of us have niggles, pains and soreness that could stop us from wanting to move. However, for the majority of people that have injuries or other issues, you can still train! There are options available for you to still look after your body and your overall health. Finding exercises that you can do pain free is the key. Don't let an injury derail you. Moving more (even if it's just 1x30min walk a day) can assist you in losing weight which will be beneficial to your overall health, joints and even mentally. So quit the excuses and just get to training and moving more.
4. Calories in Vs calories out
If losing weight is the key, then your calories really do count. You need to be successfully burning/using more calories in a day than what you're consuming. This doesn't mean you need to starve yourself! You shouldn't feel hungry when you're losing weight and doing it safely. If you're eating the right foods, you will find your meals will be more than sufficient throughout the day to keep you energised and not feeling hungry. You should still be able to enjoy your weight loss journey and not be scathing it.
5. Don't get disheartened if you don't get results straight away
People want quick fixes all the time! If long sustainable weight loss is what you're after then don't head down the quick fix road. Quick fixes don't teach you HOW to live your new life sustainably and long term. Therefor you may not see changes straight away whether that's visually or on the scales. (To be honest we hate scales anyway) people become so fixated on a number rather than just enjoying their new healthier body! Changes will happen even if your weight hasn't shifted. So DON'T get disheartened and fall off the train. Every change you put in place will eventually lead you to the happy outcome that you want.
There is no doubt anyone of any age can lose 5kg. It comes down to how much are you prepared to change to make it reality. The power truely is in your hands and we know you can do it!
So stay motivated, clean up your diet and start reaping the rewards of living a healthier, lighter and more happy life.
Until next time,
Be Inspired | Be Inspirational | Never Give Up