Chino Hills Boot Camp, Chino Hills Personal Trainer, Chino Hills Weight Loss

July 19, 2012




TRICK #78: Step on the scale every morning.

The point isn’t to make you obsessive but studies have shown that those who weigh themselves daily lose more weight.

If the scale reveals that you’ve lost a little weight, it will be a great motivator that your hard work is paying off.

If it shows that you’ve gained a little weight, then it allows you to quickly adjust your upcoming day to be more vigilant in what you eat and make sure you get your exercise in to get back on track.

Just be sure to weigh yourself first thing in the morning before you eat breakfast and preferably after you’ve used the bathroom so you’re as consistent as possible.


Once you’ve decided to lose weight, it can be difficult to determine where exactly you should get started.

What I always tell my clients is that the best place to start is with your “motivational why”.

In other words, what was it that FINALLY made you decide that this was the time to drop the weight?

Only you can answer that question, but it’s the most important one.

Your answer is what you’ll turn to when times get tough.

If it was a bad doctor’s report, print out your prognosis and put it on your refrigerator as a reminder of why it’s not stocked with pudding.

If it’s because you realize that if you don’t lose weight, you may not live long enough to see your kids get married and have their own children…put THEIR picture on your desk at work and look at their smiling faces when someone comes around offering donuts.

This will serve you well during even the hardest times.

Now it’s important to point out that as you begin, understand that everybody is different.

You’re not going to find another person who has the same metabolism as you or who burns fat the same way as you.

You may weigh exactly the same as a person next to you, but if you both were to start an exercise and diet program you both might not have the same results two weeks or even a month later, even if you did everything the same exact way each day.

In saying this, it’s important to realize that not everybody utilizes food in the same way either.

What may cause one person to gain a pound may not do the same to another.

The same is true in losing weight.

If you’re a married woman and you and your husband are working out together and let’s say he gives up soda and loses five pounds but you don’t lose one pound.

That shows you that you and your husband are not necessarily going to see the same results, even if you’re eating and exercising in the exact same way.

The bottom line is that today’s society has to work a lot harder than societies of the past.

Sixty years ago women and men were thin because they had to work.

Manual labor was a requirement or you wouldn’t be able to eat.

You had to go gather eggs from the hen house if you want eggs, you had to go milk the cows for fresh milk and you had to plow the fields to grow your vegetables.

That’s the way life was back then and technology has taken away all of this manual work.

Now we can simply throw a plastic tray in a microwave and within 3.5 minutes, we have a 1,000 calorie, greasy, salty, hip expander sitting on our lap as we zone out in front of the television.

You know it’s time to make some changes, but in fact, “getting started” is usually the easy part for people.

They go shopping, get some workout clothes, buy some running shoes and maybe a gym membership.

Then, they go and workout pretty steadily for a week or two.

But it’s CONSISTENCY that becomes the problem and consistency is the most important aspect of any weight loss program.

You have your “motivational why”…but now you need to steadily work towards that goal in order to achieve it.

Unfortunately as people progress after a few weeks, they find it harder to keep up their routine.

Their lives become more demanding and they begin to go to the gym less and less until eventually they just give up and stop going.

So here are some great tips for staying motivated and on track with your weight loss program…

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