Weight loss is a magic phrase. Everyone wants it, but so few of us find it. Or maybe we find it for a little bit, but then we inevitably lose it.
I’m sure you want to eat better because … well, you want to lose weight.
If we’re being really honest … we’d love to be able to eat donuts, fries, and chocolate and not gain a single pound.
So our desire to eat well is really driven by the desire to lose weight.
And working out?
I haven’t met many people who love to sweat, get out of breath, and push themselves beyond their normal physical limits … unless they are dedicated to losing weight.
In other words, most people workout because they want to lose weight, not because they love to workout.
So what if we turned this around a little?
Here’s what I mean …
So many of us want weight loss … but what if we changed the goal to another “W” word instead?
That word is “wellness.”
Don’t roll your eyes at me.
Hear me out.
One of the biggest reasons people yo-yo diet, or start/stop their workout routine is because it’s not easily integrated into their lifestyle.
Who has time to cook a healthy meal that takes an hour every night? And add to that another 3 – 5 hours per week to workout.
But if we focus on wellness instead, a very subtle shift starts to occur.
Suddenly the intensity of changing our lifestyle doesn’t feel like it needs to be so dramatic.
I’ve been doing this a long time and I can promise you that in order to achieve permanent weight loss there has to be an element of understanding the process of taking care of ourselves – and that is what wellness means.
Weight loss is more than just eating a lot of cardboard-tasting rice cakes. It’s more than just spending an hour on the treadmill.
Permanent weight loss is the result of taking care of ourselves.
It’s about drinking water, limiting sugars, getting enough sleep, smiling and laughing more, moving more, de-stressing, and feeling positive.
If losing fat was as simple as eating a salad every day or doing 3 sets of bicep curls … well, I think our society would be healthy. That’s easy enough to do, right?
But we all know that weight loss is about wellness.
It’s about taking each component of our lives and making better, consistent, and healthier decisions.
Visit SiouxFallsCompleteFitness.com to schedule your free 30-minute consultation with us. We’ll work out a plan to reach your goals and ensure that you’re focusing on what matters and leaving the rest of the confusing stuff behind.