Do you still remember last New Year’s resolution that you made?
How about the year before that?
And the year before?
We’ve got to admit to ourselves that losing weight is a HUGE goal.
It isn’t as easy as turning on a switch in your brain and instantly you’ll turn a new leaf right away.
Making the decision is part of the achieving the goal.
But it’s exactly that.
Making the decision to lose weight doesn’t mean that you’ll succeed already.
And that’s why we see so many people hit the gym every January to February. These are the same people, which did include us, who decided to make changes but fell short.
And that’s why the FitFil community is here.
We would love to help you achieve the goal that you set, whether it’s 10 pounds or 30 pounds, we’re here.
But if you were to take away something from this post, I’d like to tell you that no matter how big your goal is, the best way to hit the number that you’ve set is slow and steady growth.
Let’s take it as realistic as possible.
Today, you pledged to lose 10 pounds.
You announced it to the world.
People in the office.
Everyone’s cheering for you.
So you’re all pumped up.
(You even start posting motivational quotes like this)
You get yourself new workout clothes, a pair of sneakers and of course, a 6-month gym membership!
Oh, and let’s not forget all the googling that we’ll do about meal plans, calorie counting, cheat days, best stretches and a thousand other tiny details that will keep us preoccupied for the next 3 weeks.
We’ll soon start debating with people in the office and in the forums about the best workouts.
But after 3 weeks or even less…..
The excitement starts to wane down.
You look in the mirror and don’t see any changes.
You get on the scale and you haven’t lost a fraction of a pound.
You wait for people to compliment you but no one seems to notice any changes.
Not even your significant other.
You meet your classmate back in high school whom you’ve never seen since 1997 and he tells you
“Ang laki ng tinaba mo ah!”
And 21 days after, thousands of pesos spent, countless motivational quotes posted, you’re 2 cups of rice to giving up!!!
Don’t give up!
You are at the very tipping point of changes that are soon going to happen.
But you have to push through.
People in the fitness world would say, “It took you 15 years get where your weight’s at right now. Be a little more patient about getting that weight off.”
Now that you’re reading up to this part, I have to commend you for making the decision.
Regardless if this is the 23rd time that you announced it to the world.
What matters is that you’re here.
You know that consistency isn’t your strong suit.
And we’re here to help you with that.
Join our Facebook group where we help each other especially when we’re again, 2 cups of rice away to giving up.
We keep each other accountable and the community is available to answer questions like how to overcome cravings, eating healthy without killing the budget, and fitness related hacks.
Again, JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP and this time, let;s hit that goal of yours!