Happy Thursday! So, we are just two short days away from our 8-mile trail run on Saturday morning, and I’m already looking forward to the post-race suds.
It’s supposed to rain tomorrow, so the trail should be nice and sloppy by the time we get going.
Let’s get into it.
Yesterday, I shared the tale of me continuously falling into the start-stop trap. The fitness roller coaster as we’ve called it in the past.
You know the one. The one where you see a shiny new training program on YouTube or an infomercial. You are inspired by the before and after pictures after 90 days, so you buy the thing. You do it for a couple weeks, see some success, then quit because it’s an impossible program to stick to long-term.
Been there. Done that…A lot.
Here’s the thing: the reason we get stuck in the cycle is because we’re trying to do too much too fast. I get it. Losing 30 lbs in 90 days sounds a lot better than 10 lbs in 30 days.
You may not like what I’m about to say because it’s not sexy, and it won’t sell a lot of fitness programs, but if you want to lose fat, this needs to be your goal:
Lose 1-2 pounds every week.
It’s the sweet spot for two reasons. 1) It’s a healthy amount of weight to lose. When you start to lose too much weight, you starve yourself and lose muscle along with it.
2) And this is more important…it’s SUSTAINABLE. You don’t need to be perfect with your diet. You can miss a workout here and there. In other words, you can live your life.
The formula is simple:
Burn more calories than you consume.
The best way to facilitate that caloric deficit is to exercise. Not only do you burn calories while you’re working out, but you instinctively consume less calories because you don’t want your work to be wasted.
It’s a very healthy cycle, as opposed to the fitness roller coaster.
The more you exercise. The better you eat. The better you feel. The more you exercise…you get it.
Today? Start thinking about what you’re going to do to get off the roller coaster.
Are you going to buy the next shiny weight-loss program.
Or, are you going to shift your mind to long-term success.
Stay tuned as we dig a little deeper into this throughout the weekend.
You’ve got this.
Your #1 Fan,
BTW: 1-2 pounds a week is a lot of fat to lose and a huge WIN. Think about how your pants will fit in 30 days if you’re down 4-8 pounds…
If you’re looking for a training program specifically designed for fat loss to help get you into a caloric deficit, then I would check out Golf Body Blueprint – Fat Loss.
You get all the fat loss benefits of the program with the bonus of improving your mobility, power, speed, strength – all those things we need to play our best golf.
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