Fort Worth Personal Trainers: 3 Most Common Beginner Weight Loss Mistakes (Video)
“Eventually you’re going to have to admit that it just takes time.
As long as it fucking takes is how much.
Are you in, or are you out?”
Getting started right is probably one of the MOST critical parts of getting in shape, and building healthy habits.
It’s like a rocket launch if you never make it off the take off pad or you blow up on launch you’re never going to get to your destination.
After 15 years and thousands of clients, I’ve seen some common mistakes that cause a “failure to launch” for a lot of people.
You may expect me to tell you not cutting out junk food, or working out too often or something like that.
But failures start in your head.
Most of this ESPECIALLY in the beginning centers around overcoming your INTERNAL resistance.
Here are the 3 Most Common Beginner Weight Loss mistakes.
-Expecting Instant Results
This is the big daddy of all the mental trash that can and will cause you to fail.
If you’ve spent 5 years gaining 30 or 40 pounds, and you get on the scale after a week of “eating right and exercising” you’re NOT going to be happy.
Results take time. Sometimes a LOT of time.
What you DO need and should look for in the first month of your program is “small wins”.
During your first month focus on consistent behaviors…
-Did I show up to every workout
-Did I stick to my eating plan everyday
-Did I drink enough water each day
-Did I get enough sleep
Your behaviors will determine your results.
Measure those and the scale will take care of itself.
Giving up is the number one fatal mistake you can make when you’re kicking off a program.
Here’s the deal.
WHO is successful with their weight loss and fitness programs.
Those people who showed up and never gave up.
Yes, you can change your program
Yes, you can change the way you exercise
Yes, you can make adjustments
No, you can’t stop.
You must show up.
And show up, and keep showing
And you WILL eventually see the results you’re looking for.
I remind myself of this one thing all the time on the really shitty days.
“The time will pass anyway. You may as well have something to show for it.”
I was doing an orientation with 2 new clients just yesterday.
Client 1 said “I’m doing everything right. The last 3 weeks I’ve been eating perfectly, and I cut out alcohol but I’m not seeing any results”
Her training partner Client 2 said “WHAT?! Saturday we were out drinking you had 2 Margaritas!”
Client 1 says “And I had Tacos and chips!”
If you’re NOT seeing the results you want.
Especially in the beginning, your consistency may not quite be what you think it is.
As people using memory alone, we always underestimate out calorie intake and overestimate our activity and exercise.
This is normal but it can get us into trouble.
When you “think” you’ve been doing everything right, but there are all kinds of cheating going on.
If you can’t log your food, most people can’t.
You can much more easily stay or track by eating the same thing every day, boring but EXTREMELY effective for getting results.
Training journals, myfitnesspal.com , food journals, workout calendars
all go a LONG way towards keeping you on track and keeping your thinking accurate.
So those are the BIG 3 mistakes I see beginners make and some easy solutions for you to avoid these fatal mistakes.
And never ever give up.
I believe in you.
P.s. Don’t wait until it’s too late to get your body back.