5 Tools for Fat Loss, Abundance Mindset & Self Love
In todays world there are so many promises when it comes to weight loss or fat loss virtually guaranteeing rapid results. But at what cost? Sure you can lose a bunch of weight in a few weeks but what is left will not be the muscular and fat free body which you are looking for.
The first thing we will point out is the fact that we have been instructing clients for over fifteen years and we always aim for a sustainable .5-2lb per week weight loss. Any more then that is virtually unsustainable.
Where do I start Mike?
I’m going to give you the five tools that we give the clients of F.F.T for free! If you miss any one of these five tools; you will be shortchanging your results drastically.
1. Stress Management
2. Sleep Quality
Stress management is the area where a majority of people need the most improvement. If you hate your job and you are stressed out with your relationships and home life, getting results from your fitness pursuits will be difficult. Work on improving your stress and decreasing it.
Sleep quality starts with aiming for seven to nine hours of sleep per night and creating an appropriate sleep environment (quiet, no bright lights, no electronics) and a solid before bedtime routine. What you do all day long and before bed will drastically alter the quality and quantity of the sleep you get.
Nutrition is probably fairly obvious, if you are not consuming high quality foods or you are over consuming carbohydrates, saturated fats, sugars or salt you may struggle with results.
Hydration is an area where 90% of the people we work with at F.F.T struggle. You need half your bodyweight in ounces as a minimum per day. If you are exercising vigorously; you need more than that. This does not need to be difficult. Drink twenty gulps every time you drink and make sure you drink seven times per day and you should be fairly close to your hydration goal!
Fitness to us requires three things; daily stretching, daily step count of 7-12k, and a minimum of two days per week of weight training (Compound movements preferred).
Use these tools and you will be well on your way to health and fitness success!
The second thing I want to touch on in this blog is the idea of having an abundance mindset and practicing self-love. These items will go a long way in allowing you to get your mindset correct to improve your life and improve the five areas previously discussed.
There is an overarching thought which runs rampant through peoples minds that there isn’t enough to go around and that if they miss out on one opportunity another one may be very far behind it. That is known as “scarcity mindset”. Scarcity mindset is a terrible way to think. Instead the belief that there is more than enough to go around is much better & knowing that continually building relationships, collaborating and helping other people will inevitably continue your personal growth and reaching your goals.
Of course none of these principles or ideas matter if you don’t love yourself and practice self-love or self care. When was the last time you did something just for you? We recommend massage, meditation and music as the first three M’s for mindset improvement and self love. From there look at your relationships, your hobbies & your ability to surround yourself with non-toxic things, people and places.
Lastly remember; your dreams and goals won’t happen or work if you don’t do the work!
Keep moving forward! Onward and Upward Always