Reach Your Weight Loss Goal With These 3 Mantras

Weight loss is a journey, and a journey takes time. In today's society, we are so fixated on getting things right now, that we often feel a sense of dissatisfaction and failure when we do not get what we want when we want it. Being able to have both patience to wait out the changes that unfold, as well as perseverance to stick with it when you often feel like you're stuck watching paint dry, are two of the most important parts of the journey. Equally as important is staying relaxed, both to ensure you don't overdo it or give up, as well as to avoid stress which can result in the release of the hormones cortisol and adrenaline, which can cause your body to store fat. But between changing the way you eat and upping your exercise routine, it can be hard to keep your mind in check, avoiding any and all obstacles that come your way. To ensure you reach your weight loss goals, try making these three mantras a part of your journey. reach your fitness goal 1. Keep it real. Crash diets, week-long diets and unreachable short-term expectations only set yourself up for failure. And while having an event coming up is a great way to kickstart your weight loss journey, it's important to see what you're doing as a long-term lifestyle change. 2. Slow and steady wins the race. The saying is popular for a reason. Don't bite off more than you can chew. Start with small goals, succeed at them, and then take on newer, bigger ones. 3. Patience is a virtue. As mentioned above, patience is one of the most important parts of succeeding at weight loss. When you've eaten clean and worked out hard consecutively and you still don't see that six pack, take a breath and remember that with all good things comes time. What mantras do you live by to help you when you need it most? Source: Muscle and Fitness  

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