***WARNING*** -> This post may contain things that you don’t want to hear/read.
The things listed below are the main reasons why you’re NOT seeing results.
1 – You’re not trying hard enough –> Sounds harsh, but true!
As a coaching team, we know that specificity is the best thing to have when it comes to getting results.
This means things like tracking Macros (protein, fats & carbs) and tracking calories is the best way to get results. My Fitness Pal is a great app to use to track your calories & Free to download.
Are you Training / exercising regularly? Are you pushing your body as much as you can? Are you still in that lovely place full of sunshine & rainbows called your comfort zone?
^ Create a workout routine, be specific & enjoy your workouts. An hour on the treadmill at the local gym will burn calories, but theres sooooo much more you could be doing to benefit from!
Yes ladies, that means you! Weight training will not make you big and bulky, you won’t turn into the next Arnie! Unless your using a hell of a lot of testosterone & steroids!
2 – You’re not in a Calorie Deficit –> The most important thing.
The body only needs a certain amount of calories in order to maintain the way you look right now, if you consume more calories than what the body needs… you guessed it! You’ll Gain weight!
Give the body less calories than what it needs, Via nutrition or exercise & you’ll lose weight, simple.
Get out and move more!
To find out how many calories your body needs, you need to find your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) – Personally, i believe the best equation to use is the Harris Benedict Equation, this can be found on google.
Create a deficit –> lose weight.
3 – You’re not committed enough –> Don’t be a part timer!
You’ll decide on week 1 that your motivated and really really want your summer bod, you end up going to the gym 5X that week & eat every Green Leaf you can find. the weekend comes and you decide you’ve worked enough for a takeaway and bottle of red.
Week 2, you decide that last week was actually difficult to comply with & only going to go to the gym 3 times this week because, well you know, you’ve been 5 times last week. –> take away, bottle of red.
Week 3, you have a week off because you deserve it, the green leafy veggies have been thrown out because they’re mouldy and haven’t been touched for a while. Your now feeling pretty crappy and decide that you need to binge on rubbish to help you get over the fact that you’re not where you want to be with your summer bod and the holiday is coming up in a few weeks.
Week 4 – you haven’t even bothered thinking about going to the gym because, well nothing’s worked & you feel rubbish, motivation is at an all time low and that holiday now seems like it will be awful. Takeaway –> Bottle of red –> Out on he karaoke on the Saturday –> feeling even worse the next day.
Week 5 – you search for a slimming club. –> we’ll leave that right there! haha.
Set a goal, create an action plan of when, where and what time you’ll go exercise, be accountable, follow steps 1&2 and you’ll start seeing results –> motivation goes up!
These are some of the biggest reasons why you’re not losing weight.
If you can relate to any of the above, invest into your own health.
If you want to achieve something, read up, learn, listen.
If you need guidance, invest in getting Personal Training (PT).
The money that you invest in a PT will be more beneficial than the time & emotion that you would’ve spent, AGAIN.
Thanks for reading.
Taylor Wilson – Head Coach At LPT