Gyms are closed. Workout classes are cancelled. Can you still lose weight?
Yes, it’s possible.
In fact, it’s how I teach my clients to lose their weight. WITHOUT exercise.
Don’t get me wrong, I love working out and I think there are so many benefits to moving your body every day, but it’s not the most important part of weightloss.
There are 2 different mindsets i’ve had about exercising throughout my weightloss journey:
- I hate where I am/who I am right now and need to change as fast as possible. I need to do 6 week intense program so I can get the results and finally feel happy. At least 45 minutes a day so I can feel like I’m really making a difference. If it’s too easy, it wont work.
- I feel good when I move my body every day, even if it’s just a walk. I love lifting weights and seeing how strong I can become and what my body is capable of doing. I am working out because I love myself not to get away from myself.
Only one of them has been long lasting and gotten me to show up consistently for myself
If you want to workout, find something you love and do it FOR you. When you picture your healthiest self at her goal weight, what is she doing? Is she a runner? Does she love yoga? Find movement activities that you know you can do for the rest of your life. You love them THAT much.
I started with lifting weights 3x a week for 15 minutes. That was all I could commit to consistently. Then I moved that up to 4x a week and then 5 x a week. Now I go to the gym to lift 6 days a week. I love it. I have tried HIIT programs, running, kickboxing, etc. None of them stick with me like weight training does.
Now that gyms are closed and we are in quarantine, I’m still moving my body in ways I love. I do body resistance training at home, go for long walks, or dance! It’s something that I look forward to every day.
Find your thing. Do it for yourself. Work on your mindset around food and life to lose your weight. Sign up for a free session with me if you want to get started on losing your weight now.