Weighing myself is not something I do a whole lot.
In other words, I am not overly fascinated with how much I weigh at any given time, but when the opportunity presents itself (example: a scale standing there – waiting to be used), I will step on the scale and see how much I weigh.
A few days ago I stepped on the scale again and realized I had lost 50 lbs (pounds) in the last 6 months. Crazy, no?
I knew I had lost some weight but 50 lbs? That sounds like a LOT of weight!
And it is a lot of weight. Going from 230 lbs to 180 lbs is quite a bit. I am sure you do not dissagree.
Doctors will tell you that it is unhealthy to lose that much weight that fast, but I will say this: it is even more unhealthy for you to keep excessive weight on you. Get rid of it as quickly as possible!
Anyways, I had a hard time believing I was really 50 lbs lighter, but then it dawned on me that it really was nothing extraordinary if looked at from a different perspective.
You see, technically speaking, I lost less then 10 lbs per month… and that is not a whole lot.
You think you could lose 10 lbs a month by cutting back on your food portions? How about by substituting one meal a day for a shake? How about by just eating more fruits and vegetables? How about by going for a 20 minute jog 5 times a week?
The answer is, YES you could lose 10 lbs a month EASILY using just one of the mentioned approaches. It really is not rocket science.
The key is to not look at it as a short term thing. If you want the results to last, a diet will not do.
Make it a change in lifestyle. Make it part of who you are.
Be determined to burn fat for the rest of your life and whatever vehicle you choose to do it with, make it a ritual: a habit you practice on a daily basis.
Remember, burning fat while feeding the muscles is not something you do once or twice a month. No, it needs to become a daily practice!