If it’s not “New Year’s Resolutions” it’s the “Summer Shred” or something else, the peer pressure and body shaming can be unrelenting. I do notice how the media and companies promote their products to ignite a desire within people. I’m a part of that just by stepping into the fitness arena be it by what I wear in the gym or the things I post on the internet, it all goes to shape how other people choose to live their lives and what they think of themselves.
So, you want to lose weight and you’ve tried exercise videos, YouTuber products, cooked a few new meals and bought meal prep containers, you even bought some gym equipment! Why aren’t you where you want to be? Listen, you need to have a clear vision for what you want to achieve because your weight-loss goals are unique.
Yes, your weight-loss goals aren’t the same as the next mans’ although the core may be similar. Some men want to reduce body visceral fat (the dangerous fat that sits around organs) which is linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Other men want to move, look and feel better because they have to sit on a chair to tie their shoes. Some guys used to be very active until an injury, work and family commitments came along. They just want to reignite that healthy lifestyle and on and on, the reasons don’t stop.
You must reflect upon your own goals for weight loss, what you want to achieve and why. This will make the task easier, clearer and faster because you can articulate exactly what you want to achieve to anyone who asks. When you know what you want we’ll be able to design a plan to achieve it.
Smart goal setting is what we do at Criterion Fit because it provides a clear vision for our clients to build upon as time progresses and smaller goals are achieved. Your goals are unique and important. The way to success will vary depending on your lifestyle, time available, equipment at your disposal and so on. Yes, you’ll likely need to do some cardiovascular training but that could be in the form of circuits with kettlebells, not necessarily a treadmill or recumbent cycle.
If you have the goal of losing weight and would like the help of a certified nutrition coach such as myself, click [Here] to learn about our programme ‘The Old Medicine.’ If you’ve found this article enlightening and you’ve benefited, leave a comment and share it with family or friends. Thanks for reading and all the best on your weight-loss journey.