Hey, guys. It’s your buddy, Nelson, here. Confession time: Weighing my self is not something I do a whole lot. Even when I am trying to lose weight, I try hard not to do it.
Put it simply, 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. This is more to satisfy my curiosity than anything.
In relation to that, I stepped on the scale again a few days ago. It was then that I realized I had lost 50 lbs (pounds) in the last 6 months. Crazy, right? That is a lot of weight, by any measure!
I knew I had lost some weight, but I never thought it would be even close to 50 lbs!
Lose Weight Without Thought
Going from 230 lbs. to 180 lbs. is quite a bit. I am sure you do not disagree. It is a noteworthy accomplishment, to be sure.
Doctors will tell you that it is unhealthy to lose that much weight that fast. Now, there is some merit to that, if it’s not done properly. But I will say this: it is even unhealthier for you to keep excessive weight. The longer the body has additional weight it doesn’t need, the more it adversely it affects your health. So the best recourse is to get rid of it as quickly as possible!
Anyway, 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 you looked at it from a different perspective.
You see, it is unusual. On the average, I lose less than 10 lbs. per month. And honestly, 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? Or how about by just eating more fruits and vegetables? And how about 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. That is assuming these are done constantly and consistently. 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. Again, consistency and regularity are the keys to accomplishing your physique goals.
Stick to a Regimen
Do you want to lose weight, as much as 50 lbs. as I did? Then 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! That is the only way to accomplish your fitness goals!