I read a quote recently attributed to Ashley Horner (Fitness model & mum of three), apologies if mis-attributed;
“A well-built physique is a status symbol. It reflects the hard work you’ve put in … You can’t steal it, you can’t borrow it and cannot hold on to it without constant work.”
I might not use the phrasing , status symbol, but I agree with the sentiment in this quote. With everything in modern society being about instant gratification, the cutting truth of this quote cannot be denied.
I know those with the appropriate funding behind them may scream liposuction and many other forms of body augmentation to achieve instant results. However, there is a certain physiological element to putting in hard work to consistently hold and develop your body, yourself.
One key thing that is important to achieving your own results is having a goal.
The successful achievement of any weight reduction or body transformation is having a clearly defined goal. Underpinning these goals should be a series of behaviours that are addressed (these may be deep seated) and require constant attention to retrain you toward your goal. You may also want to read my other blog post “Are you ready?”.
Goals should always be SMART;
S = Specific, not just to lose weight > Lose 15lbs predominantly of bodyfat
M = Measurable > Specifically weight in this case
A = Attainable > 1-2 lbs per week is reasonable, safe and not fad/binge dieting
R = Realistic > Maintaining weight may be an initial realistic goal, while behaviours are addressed
T = Timebound > If you had to lose 15lbs to catch a plane to save your life in 10 weeks, you’d focus!
Top tips takeaway – Goal Setting for weight loss
If weight loss is one of your goals, use the above criteria to set out your goals and have a think about these top tips;
1) Identify your calorie number and work to hit it each day.
2) Exercise a minimum of three times per week for 60 minutes.
3) Drink a minimum of 2 litres of water per day.
4) Sleep – get your 8 hours.
5) Eat breakfast – you can do it.
Get in touch if you need help with setting or achieving your health & fitness goals.
StrengthRocks and so do you!