Why you are not losing weight…
Every day I am in contact with Women who are unhappy with their current physical appearance. They come to me for my expert weight loss advice, and of course I do everything within my power to share my knowledge with them through healthy lifestyle examples. These include nutrition plans, daily workout routines, cardio workouts, and email support in addition to one-on-one Personal Training sessions, most of which are conducted in their homes.
The frustrating part is that despite all of the help and guidance I provide, there are some who still fail to achieve the goals they set out to accomplish when we first met. The following is a list of common mistakes and ways to prevent them from happening. You wouldn’t want to sabotage a weight loss plan you just spent hard earned money on!
Mistake #1: You get out of it what you put in- I know this sounds very cliche, but it is true. If you are not waking up 100% committed to the program your trainer has you on, you will not be successful in achieving your weight loss goals. Some think that just working out with their trainer three times a week is enough…it’s not. The clients who get results are those who are putting in extra work. This sometimes means working out twice a day! It truly comes down to how bad you want it.
Mistake #2: Not following Meal Plans- Following the Diet/ Meal Plan that your trainer designs for you is crucial to your weight loss. In fact, it’s even more important than the workouts. Meal Plans take your Trainer or Nutritionist hours to design. This is why they are so costly. A common mistake that clients make is thinking that if they workout, they don’t have to diet. Put the Krispy Kreme’s away…you are what you eat.
Mistake #3: Canceling Sessions- You’re not hiding from anyone but yourself. I’ve heard every excuse in the book from “I have to stay late at work” to “I’m hungover,” which is by far the worst thing you could ever say to your trainer. Do yourself a favor and don’t even think of canceling, and if you absolutely must cancel, give advance notice. Remember, everyone involved in Health charges for less than 24 hour notice…this includes Personal Trainer and Nutritionists!
Mistake #4: Not Doing Cardio- In addition to strength training with a trainer 3 times per week, you should also be performing a cardiovascular activity for at least 30 minutes per day. This is essential to any weight loss program.
Mistake #5: Not keeping a Journal- To most of my clients, I suggest that they use a journal to write down everything they eat…every day. Successful clients are bringing these journals to their workout sessions for me to review and critique. These are the clients who are making changes to their diets and feeling confident in their new healthy choices.
I hope that you are able to identify some of these mistakes within yourself and correct them for a successful weight loss program! Stay committed to the program you have bought into and you will reach your goals!
See you at the gym!
Nikol Klein, ISSA CPT/SPN