So, you are doing everything right, you eat right, you exercise, you drink your water, you drink less alcohol, yet, after all of that, your weight doesn’t budge. Sound familiar? It does to most of us that are yet again trying to lose some weight.
There are actually a whole lot of reasons why you are not losing. And after all, is said and done, you may never know the whole truth or real reason. I know, that sucks. But, it does not mean that you should throw in the towel. It means that you might want to shake things up a bit.
So, here are a few things to try to reboot your weight loss plan.
1. Take a good hard look at your food.
- Be honest, if you need to track again, do it.
2. Change up your exercise routine.
- Your muscles get bored and stop trying hard. Teach them something new.
3. Lift some weights.
- The more you lift weights, the more energy you will use, which means the more calories you will burn.
4. Drink more water
- Water is so important to your body. It is the quickest way to get rid of waste, including fat.
5. Find a new or renew your accountability partner.
- Venting about your frustrations actually is very healthy, so do it, just not online.
6. Get your sleep
- Do everything within your power to get enough sleep.
7. Talk to your healthcare practitioner.
- Whether it's a doctor or naturopath, make sure that your body is actually healthy enough for this journey.
8. Make sure you really want this.
- Sounds silly, but we all sabotage ourselves to some degree, make sure you are really ready to take this journey on. Continuing on when you are not ready can do more harm than good.
9. Remove the negative.
- Look at the obstacles in your way. Eliminate all you can, people, temptations, whatever makes it harder.
10. Relax and get ready for the journey.
- Taking time to meditate, have a bath, read a novel, light a candle, some real YOU time will go a long way when the journey gets tough. Because it will.
Make sure that your timeline is also an achievable one. You should remember that you are in for the long haul, not just that holiday in a couple of months. Being healthier with a lower weight may take way longer than you plan, but in the end, it is always worth it.
The other thing to keep in mind is that a healthier you may not necessarily mean a lighter you. If your heart is healthy, your organs to what they are supposed to do, and your lungs can keep you breathing, you are already way ahead. You are healthier. And remember that muscles weigh more than fat. Healthy is always the goal.
What's so fascinating and frustrating and great about life is that you're constantly starting over, all the time, and I love that. – Billy Crystal