Standing in the grocery line checkout, you are bombarded with weight loss “tips” on the magazine covers. Glossy pictures of skinny celebrities in a bikini that lost all their baby weight in a month. Promises that inside that magazine, are her “secret” tricks and promises that you can lose that weight too! “Easy weight loss tricks”, it says. “Lose 10 lbs this week”, it exclaims. Seems easy enough right?
The truth is that weight loss is hard. That’s right, I said it. We have been conditioned by the magazine covers and late night infomercials to think that there must be an easy solution out there! There must be some quick fix to our weight problem. As a matter of fact, the “weight loss” industry spent 60 BILLION dollars last year trying to convince you of this. Once you accept this and are serious about getting out what you put in, and working hard to reach that toned, sexy body you have been searching for, only then can you truly begin your journey.
The hard truth is that you get out what you put in. To truly lose the weight, you must put in hard work, self- restraint, commitment, and sweat. However, there are a few things you can do to lighten the load and keep yourself motivated to keep it up.
First of all, find a workout system that is fun and motivating! Exercise should not be a boring monotonous chore. Finding a program that is exciting a confidence building. You should leave your workout feeling stronger, more confident, and looking forward to coming back. Fitness boot camps have become all the rage lately because many people find them stimulating and encouraging. They also produce amazing results, which certainly boosts everyone’s motivation!
Secondly, don’t even attempt to do it alone. Only 10% of people can actually lose weight all by themselves. For the rest of us, we need that accountability and camaraderie that comes with exercising with a friend, or a group of friends. It is also almost impossible to know the correct exercises for your body type all by yourself. By joining a fitness boot camp, you get the instruction of an expert, with the motivation of working out with your friends.
It’s not about just having the right diet and joining the gym. Weight loss is much more than that. It’s hard work, and making a few extra steps to make sure that you stick with is more than worth it in the end. Don’t fall for the “easy” solutions. By putting in the effort and hard work, you will finally to be able to achieve that celebrity fit body.