We have become a society of immediate rewards. When we don’t see quick weight loss many people give up feeling losing weight is hard and impossible. It leads to trying different diets such as keto, paleo, carb cycling or whatever else is the end all of diets. Millions of women over 40 are doing searches every month trying to find the perfect weight loss challenge that will make a difference in their lives. It’s a fact weight loss challenges can help you lose weight.
In fact, you probably did a search on weight loss challenges a few minutes ago and found my site. I strongly support weight loss challenges, you can see that by the amount of different weight loss challenges on my site. However, the short term diets are not the way to create a long-term healthy lifestyle.
While 30 day challenges are great for setting goals and creating healthy habits, they should not end after 30 days.
What a lot of women over 40 don’t realize is once we reach this age, healthy eating and regular exercise habits need to be part of our lifestyle, not just a 30 day challenge.
Using a 30 Day Challenge to Jumpstart Your Weight Loss
Absolutely join a 30 day challenge! Look for a challenge that has some daily accountability and motivation along with it to keep your focused and energized after the first few days.
Anyone can commit to a few days of change. It’s days 7-9 where the rubber meets the road and changes begin to get a little harder. Cravings kick up and the newness of working out begins to take a toll on you.
Life is busy and we aren’t programmed to put ourselves first. We have so many other commitments that are important to us, it’s easy to skip a workout or walk out the door without our healthy snack.
By joining a 30 day challenge with Fit Found Me, you’ll get emails and accountability prompts to take action.
Sometimes you need a program that eases you into healthy habits slowly, allowing you time to adjust. I always found that if I tried to change everything on day 1, by day 3 I had messed up and therefore, it was time to give up.
For me, it was about making a few changes, adjusting, feeling confident and then adding the next component.
Fit Found Me has programs that help you with nutrition, motivation, and workouts. The biggest shift I see women making in our programs is nutrition. Too many women are not eating enough food. Tracking calories only is very misleading and can lead to other health problems such as adrenal failure and insulin resistance.
The other common mistake for losing weight is over exercising. When we overtrain, the hormone, cortisol kicks up too high which is actually an obstacle for weight loss.
Finding the right balance of workouts, and nutrition creates balanced hormones that facilitate weight loss and a healthier body.
If you are having trouble losing weight and don’t know what to do next, contact me at [email protected] so I can help you determine which challenge best fits your needs.