|We all have those days where you just feel like giving up. It’s too cold for Bootcamp, you’re too tired or you just really needed to break your diet and eat that cupcake. Whatever excuse or reason you give yourself to give up, you need to overcome it.|
The feelings might be quite strong especially if you’ve given up certain foods, you haven’t seen any improvements or changes in your body or you think you haven’t lost any weight.
The truth is, these things take time. It can take weeks, sometimes even months, to see the results of your hard work. You need to build a routine, eat well and work out regularly, as well as giving your body enough time to rest up. So don’t give up!
You should also remember that the way you measure your results is also part of your perception.
When you jump on the scales you’re measuring absolutely everything in your body – including your blood volume, fat, muscle and water retention. So when you’re feeling disheartened because the scales aren’t showing the numbers you want, it might not be that you’ve put fat on.
Why not measure your progress using a tape instead? This can help you see where you’re losing inches and gaining definition. If your goal is to fit into a certain item of clothing you can use that to see how you’re getting on or take regular photos of yourself – the camera never lies!
The most important thing is to stick to the same time of the day to measure or take photos – first thing in the morning before you eat or drink is ideal.
It’s also vital to keep your goals at the front of your mind. Just imagine yourself slimmer, more toned or fitting into clothes you never thought that you would. This should give you the motivation to keep going and make that thought a reality!
We completely understand that it can be hard to motivate yourself at this time of year and incredibly easy to give up – but there’s no reason that slipping up means giving up forever.
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