I’ve seen it hundreds of times. Someone doesn’t commit to a workout plan or a “diet”, and then they give up, claiming it doesn’t work.
I’ve seen people workout once or twice a week, or whenever they “feel” like it, and then claim that program didn’t work for them. I’ve seen people eat healthy all week, and then once the weekend comes, they throw their diet completely out the window and wonder why they aren’t losing weight. I’ve seen people come to an exercise class, give little to no effort, and then give up, claiming the class doesn’t work.
As a health and wellness professional, I am here to tell you that almost anything has the capability of working for you, BUT you have to put in the work that it requires.
Sorry, but it is not possible to see the results you are looking for unless you commit and dedicate yourself.
I am also here to give you the harsh truth (#sorrynotsorry).
Far too much of the time, we complain about our bodies and our health because we are not happy, but truthfully we don’t care enough to give the amount of effort it takes to make the necessary changes.
You are not going to see the results you want by working out only when you “feel” like it. You are not going to see the results you want by eating an unhealthy diet most of the time. You are not going to see the results you want by “partying” every weekend. You are not going to see the results you want by “treating yo’ self” every two days. You are not going to see the results you want by eating junk because you’re “allowed to” after a workout. You are not going to see the results you want by giving little to no effort in a workout.
Bottom line: you are not going to see the results you want by not giving the effort that is required.
That is not to say that you cannot have treat days or lazy days every now and then, BUT your days of commitment have to far outweigh the days that you take off.
A good rule of thumb is the 80-20 rule. Eighty percent of the time dedicate yourself and commit to your healthy lifestyle. This rule leaves twenty percent to have a little leeway.
I get it. Commitment is hard. Living a healthy lifestyle can be hard. But it is so necessary when it comes to seeing the results we want.
Trust me, almost anything can work if you do!