• Cherise & Owen

Magic Weight loss Pill

I often get inboxed by women asking me how I lost the weight. It gives me the feeling that they are waiting for me to tell them about some magic little pill that makes weight fall off.

Think about it this way, the weight didn’t magically just accumulate onto your hips, it came from the food that you put into your body. You can say that it isn’t so and say that the ‘”pill” made you gain weight or some form of medication and I will strongly disagree with you; yes there are pills out there that increase water retention, slow down metabolism, play around with your hormones blah blah blah, but do they make you gain fat…. No

Fat gain comes from consuming a higher calorie intake than what our bodies can burn (Total energy expenditure), it is that simple. So if you are struggling to lose weight, it is most likely due to your nutrition plan being incorrect. On the rare occasion, people may develop thyroid problems, which may also be something constituting to weight gain. This is something that you may want to get checked out with your general practitioner.

So how did I do it? I worked for it, once again it was just that simple. I started to learn more about what I put on my plate and what I put into my body. I went to gym, I started slow and built up my level of fitness from there.

I literally started with walking on the treadmill for 20 minutes every day. It was still more than I had previously been doing, therefore it didn’t matter what I was doing in the gym as long as I got my butt there.

I didn’t give up, I didn’t complain. I shut up and I pushed myself, because there was nothing in the world that I wanted more than to feel happy again. I didn’t “kind of” want it, I wanted it more than I wanted to breathe.

Now, my days roughly go something like this: My alarm goes off at 4:30am, I get to gym for fasted cardio, I’m done at 6:30am, I shower and I’m done by 6:45am, I have my first meal at 7:30am which I prepare in advance. I start working at 7:45am. I work and eat meals in between, multitasking. I’m back in the gym at 6:00pm or somewhere in the afternoon depending on the days schedule for another hour of rigorous weight training. My plate is really full at the moment I’m studying for my BA degree in multimedia, personal training diploma, specialized nutrition, life coaching qualification, attending class on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for photography on top of working as a photographer, I make the time for diet and training because I am going to achieve my goals, I am willing to work for what I want, no matter what it takes.

How many of you will tell me that you don’t have the time, but you are only getting up at 6:30 or watching tv in the evenings? Do I get tired yes, some days I feel utterly exhausted, but do I quit? No, I don’t, I give myself a pep talk and keep going, that is what it takes, continuous HARD work, not some magic diet pill.

I have had people tell me that they don’t like weighing their food, or that they like to go to social events and drink but that they still want to lose weight. Guess what else, I quit the drinking and partying party life, mostly because alcohol has caused a tremendous amount of havoc in my life, with family, and has caused me a lot of emotional stress and heartbreak.

Personal life problems are beside the point, my point is that you need to decide what means more to you, becoming a person who feels good about themselves, or someone who just wants to continue their life as is, keep doing what you are doing and you will keep getting what you are getting.

There are many people out there going through hellish hard times, but so is the next person. The truth about today’s life is, we are all fighting our own battles, many people around us do not even know about. It is up to you to decide if you are going to beat it or get beat. Survive those hard times, strive from them, use them to drive you, motivate you and thrive to become the best version of yourself.

I’m sure you are familiar with the phrase “you can’t have your cake and eat it too”. You either change your lifestyle TODAY or you don’t, I do not want to hear the ever so famous line “I’ll start my diet on Monday”, TODAY is the time to start. Time is the most valuable commodity, and time waits for no woman.

The excuse of not having time has become outdated and doesn’t work anymore, there are plenty of single working parents managing the busy schedule whilst keeping fit and healthy, so why can’t you?

Do not tell me that you don’t have the time, because that is just an excuse that you have built up in your mind, to make yourself believe it, and to make yourself feel adequate about not achieving your goals. Tell yourself you can and you are already half way there.

We make time for the things that mean the most to us and the things that we want the most. I honestly believe that if you are not willing to put in the effort you do not deserve the results, for instance how would you feel if tomorrow you were fired and replaced with a kid that had no credentials and no experience to do your job? Would you feel like he deserved it? Same goes for weight loss, if you don’t work for it, you won’t get it.

Yes, this articles was harsh, but I’m not here to pat you on the back and tell you “don’t worry you will magically be thin tomorrow”, I’m here to give you some tough love, the kind you need to hear if you’re going to succeed.

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