Gateway Health News

It takes 12 weeks - don't quit!

2016-02-16

For most people ,12 weeks seems like forever to see the changes you want to see. Why is it we all want overnight results? Many beginners are easily frustrated and resort back to their old lifestyle of convenience and unhealthy choices if they aren’t seeing some sort of change quickly. What they don’t realize is that the body IS changing even though they don’t see physical results right away. Increased energy, decreasing body fat (which doesn’t necessarily mean drop on the scale), lowering cholesterol, balancing insulin levels are all examples of the body changing for the better.   

The reason I am writing about this is because I want people to realize that no one just gets in shape for a show or photo shoot but rather, they try to live a healthy clean lifestyle year round. The consistency of eating healthy year round results in your body staying fit for the long haul versus up and down yo-yo dieting which most women are all too familiar with. Show season is over for the year but that doesn’t mean competitors are pigging out every chance they get…yes they're more relaxed and have a little more wiggle room to enjoy different foods but for the most part they enjoy healthy food year round.

So DON’T QUIT!! If you are trying to lose weight or tone up or just feel better overall realize that it doesn’t happen overnight and the key to success is a lifestyle change for life!