Happiness can help with your fat loss goals but weight loss won’t necessarily make you happier
I want to dive straight into the last two points of the key ingredients for our recipe:
Stress management and happiness.
Because we all know that eating junk food and drinking a lot of alcohol both don’t help when trying to achieve fitness and health goals. We all know training is essential if you want to change the shape of your body and that training twice a week only won’t bring you closer to getting big results either.
We all heard about how important mindset is when it comes to adhering to our exercise routine, keeping up motivation and feeling a “drive” to push towards our goals.
We could talk about mindset all day today but I want to put the focus on stress management and happiness and how they counteract each other.
I’ve seen countless women who tell me that they want to lose weight.
But what is the true reason behind that? What do they truly want to achieve?
One of the current trends for a lot of women is to get shredded in 3 months to go on stage.
Competing has it’s place in the world of fitness but it is a “sport” and not a “fun run” you can just dive straight into. Personally I think a lot of women compete because they feel “unhappy”.
When the day comes that the fitness competition is over and real life takes place again a lot of these women still don’t feel any happier although they now walk around with a shredded body.
Why? Because they haven’t worked on their self-esteem or self-confidence but were looking for something that makes them feel a certain way over a short period of time.
Old food habits creep back in because the goal that has just been achieved doesn’t hold them in “their restrictive box of how much to eat and how much to exercise” anymore.
A lot of the time these women put on more weight than before and feel even unhappier.
How does this relate to women generally trying to “lose weight” and “tone up”?
If you lead a happy life you have come half way through the battle of long term fat loss.
A weight loss or fat loss journey is not just about losing weight but about self discovery and self development.
If you are happy you are going to:
The more you work on yourself as a person and all areas of your life such as your relationships but most importantly the relationship with yourself and following your dreams, ambitions and pursuing all necessary changes to get there the easier your fat loss journey becomes because you are going to be less stressed and make better choices on a daily basis.
What I want to encourage today is to pursue a happy life in oder to pursue a healthy and lean body because it goes hand in hand.
Whatever the hurdles are that you are facing as an individual take action to make changes.
Identify patterns and behaviours that don’t bring you forward in life and work on them.
All in all: