Weight loss is a common goal for many people for a number of different reasons. One of the best parts about personal fitness is that it shows people what they can do, what they're truly capable of. If you're looking to lose weight and get in shape, TPC can help. We want to see you at your best.
Weight loss works differently for everyone. Some people prefer a private, one-on-one setting, while others enjoy being part of a group setting that holds them accountable in their goals. You can learn more about both by clicking the buttons below.
The first step toward weight loss is deciding you want to pursue it. Weight loss isn't easy, and it's not always fast. There will be days you don't always see results, but you have to stay committed and stick it out for the long term. With that said, the earlier you join a gym in Bloomington IL or speak with a personal trainer, the more likely you are to see the results you want.
Once I've started weight loss, how do I stay committed?
Remind yourself why you're doing it. You started pursuing weight loss for a reason, and you have to keep it in mind even on days when you're frustrated. We have resources available for you to help in crafting a diet and exercise plan, both to help you take the first step and so you can learn more once you've gotten the ball rolling.
Track your progress. Lots of people will take a picture before they've started their weight loss program and use it as a reference as time goes on. It's easy to forget where you started, where you've come from. Keeping track of your progress will help remind you of the work you've put in, the change you've made.
Keep it simple. It's easy to feel overwhelmed with all the different weight loss programs (such as Herbalife, Medi, Thrive, HCG, VLCC, Isagenix, to name a few), as well as the different components of fitness programs (such as food delivery, nutrilbullet, meal planning, weight loss shakes and supplements) and the different exercises (including stationary bikes, ellipticals, treadmills, stair-climbers), but taking it one day at a time will help.
Once I've started weight loss, what do I do?
The best things you can for yourself once you've embarked on a weight loss program: keep a stable diet, maintain your overall health, keep yourself hydrated, and be sure to get enough sleep. No matter how good your fitness plan is, you'll be working against yourself if you don't maintain your health outside the gym.
Worry about weight loss first, muscle tone second. Especially if you're looking to lose a large amount of weight, adding muscle tone and mass too soon will make it seem as though you aren't hitting your goals, even if you are healthier. Protein and good fats are healthy, but too much too soon may be deceiving because you won't lose as much weight.
Effects/Benefits of Weight Loss
There is a lot of benefits to healthy weight loss and weight management, even in small increments (five percent of your total body weight). We've listed some below, but you may notice additional effects and benefits that aren't included.
• Better sleep
• Hormonal Balance
• Improved mood
• Reduced joint pain
• Clearer skin & hair
• Stress relief
• Save money (less spent on junk food, alcohol, etc)
• Improved immune system
• Improved memory
• Reduced desire for junk food
• Less prescription meds
• Self-esteem, respect, etc
• Live longer
• More energized
• Healthier appetite
Shedding just five percent of your body weight does a lot. It’s enough to decrease total body fat, visceral fat (the dangerous kind that hugs your organs), and liver fat. Losing that five percent can help you sleep better and longer through the night, as well as alleviate sleep apnea and snoring. Plus, that small tip of the scale can also lower your blood pressure and improve your insulin sensitivity.
Working out also makes daily tasks easier. You'll quickly notice improved core strength and increased joint flexibility. Click here to read about lifts that improve functional strength.
Common Weight Loss Mistakes
Not eating enough: important to have a regular eating schedule to stabilize your metabolism (starving self causes metabolism to slow and body to store fat)
Wrong kind of calories: You need to make sure the vast majority of your calories are coming from lean protein, fresh veggies and good fats
Not adjusting workout: over time, your body adapts to whatever workout you’ve been doing. As you become more efficient, you burn fewer calories. So, the 15-mile ride that helped you lose your first five pounds probably won’t help you lose your last five.
Using progress as an excuse to eat: If you use a hard ride to justify eating a few extra slices of pizza, you may end up actually taking in more calories than if you’d just taken the night off from riding and had a salad for dinner.
Ignoring overall health: Eating well and working out are huge elements of wellness. But other things (like proper hydration and quality sleep) matter, too, if not just as much.
Trying too hard: The biggest mistake I see people making is dieting during the day. They restrict calories as much as possible early on and then get so hungry, they overeat later in the day
Not being realistic: Your body type (an ectomorph versus a mesomorph or endomorph) will determine how fast and how much weight you can (and should) lose.
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