You aren't making it up. It isn't just in your head. There IS a reason you can't lose that last 5 pounds. Celebrity trainer, Holly Perkins, calls this fat (often found in the 'trouble' areas) "the final frontier." Your lack of results isn't due to lack of effort but is a result of homeostasis.
Every single system in your body, every part of your body, works to maintain a happy, level, cozy environment. Your body is hard wired to keep this status quo so if you are making major lifestyle changes, be prepared to be uncomfortable for a period of time because your body is definitely going to fight you on it. Even after you've adopted your new lifestyle and have started to reap the benefits of being fit, a weight loss plateau is inevitable.
According to metabolism investigator at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Deborah Clegg, it is more difficult for women to lose weight in certain areas due to evolutionary causes that are no longer advantageous. "[Women] fight against losing weight in our hips and thighs. And the reason we're programmed that way is that we rely on the calories in our hips and thighs evolutionarily to provide us with calories for breastfeeding or to help sustain a potential famine while we're pregnant." Interesting, no?
For many women, these trouble areas are found in the hips, thighs, glutes, and abs. There are all areas that are biologically predisposed to reserving fat while having a lot of muscle that goes unused. Strength training amps up your metabolic rate and as you build muscle underneath, your fat on top starts to look leaner. For over 80 hours of on demand workouts that incorporate strength training, check out SweatFlix℠.
You won't be able to quickly spot reduce these areas but strengthening the area makes will definitely make you feel better about being in your skin. Use that pair of jeans that now fits as a sign of your success, not the number on the scale.
Due to COVID-19, shipping systems the world over are experiencing abnormal delays. While health and wellness companies are essential services, there is simply an enormous demand on postal and delivery services as individuals and hospitals need more supplies than ever before. This is an unprecedented situation, and we are working around the clock to fulfill your orders as quickly as possible. To be clear, we are filling orders in 4-5 days, and we are shipping immediately after that. Once shipped, our shipping partner, UPS, will get your order out to you as quickly as possible. You will receive the tools you need to stay safe and strong at home through this difficult time. Thanks for your support and understanding.
We want you to start your fitness journey with us as quickly as possible, that’s why we send every package to the USA & Canada via expedited or standard shipping with our partners at UPS. Once your order is received and processed, it typically takes 2-4 days to get to you once it leaves our warehouse. That’s our commitment and we stand by it.
We ship within Canada and the United States via UPS with Standard & Expedited shipping (whichever is faster)
For locations outside of the US and Canada, we ship using FedEx International (EUROPE and Other Nations), which is usually in transit for 7-10 business days, depending on location.
We ship all of our physical products with UPS, from our warehouse location in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Delays caused due to custom withholds are not included in these estimated delivery times.
We offer a 30-day return policy, as long as: it is not more than 30 days past the date of delivery; and your item is in its original condition and packaging with the original order number. Refunds will be issued when the equipment is received back to the BodyRock warehouse, minus the original cost of shipping, and the customer is responsible for the costs of return shipping. To request a refund on physical product purchases, please contact us.
We cannot issue refunds on digital goods such as e-books or videos, as these are non-tangible goods that are irrevocable once the order is placed.
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