Fitness goals, does faster = better?
You have decided what you want, now you want to know how quickly you can get there. You’re dreaming about what it would feel like getting to your goal, thinking if I go above and beyond I will get there faster!
This thought process is troubling, and I will share why.
If you want to lose 25 pounds we need to have sustainable habits and a plan in order to get there.
Say if you are running a race. You really want to win this race. The gun goes off and you sprint. You sprint as fast as you can! But how long can you keep this pace up? You get half way and your body starts to fail you. Your lungs are burning, your legs are turning into jello and your pace starts to slow down. You are over half way but your pace has slowed to a crawl. You can’t quite see the finish line and don’t know how you will see this to the end.
What is my point?
You didn’t put that weight on in a few weeks, and its certainly not going to drop off in a few weeks.
If you set your pace too quickly in the beginning it is not sustainable. Our body can only give so much and when it reaches the brink, everything begins to fail.
This method of thinking will only lead you to failure.
You want to give yourself guidelines that you can keep up with. This means setting reasonable goals for how many times you will work out a week, and for how long. It also means you should never be crash dieting but thinking of your diet as something sustainable you could do forever.
If you push too hard, too fast, right out of the gate. You are only setting yourself up for failure.
You want to set up habits you could continue forever. Not habits you can do for a few weeks.
If you have any questions on what this would look like, or how to implement it – please let me know! I would love to explain how to do this!
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