Why You Pretty Much Have to be a Tightrope Walker to Lose Weight

Why You Pretty Much Have to be a Tightrope Walker to Lose Weight

Think of yourself as a tightrope walker… You are balancing precariously on that rope, suspended in midair, placing one foot in front of the other. This is the tightrope you walk as you try to lose weight, ever balancing your food choices with your movement to continue to move forward to the other end of the rope.

And it is about balance. It’s about finding enough for your body to function optimally, but not so much that you are filling up fat cells. It’s about exercising enough so that it benefits and heals your body, but not so much that you are breaking it down, and not so little that you aren’t getting the benefit.

And honestly, that can take time. There really isn’t a magic pill I can give you to make this easier. Sure, you can take a caffeine pill, or one of those diet pills they advertise “thermogenic!” Read the fine print. “Results not typical”. “Diet modification recommended for best results”. “For best results, a good diet and exercise program should be used in conjunction with this supplement.” And my personal favorite, “To be used in conjunction with the diet and exercise program included inside this package.”

Ohhh now I see how those things "work"

Ohhh now I see how those things “work”

It’s going to take time and effort. It’s going to take commitment. It’s going to require you to struggle a bit. But you can do this. If I can do it, you can do it. Talk to my mom. She’ll tell you the following: “You know, Melissa was the laziest person you would ever want to know. A total underachiever.” Have I turned that around? Do I have oodles of energy? You can too!

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If you haven’t been seeing results, it might be time to take a look at that balance between diet and exercise. Start by tracking and evaluating your current plan, then think about getting an adjusted plan from a trainer for optimal results!

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Written by Melissa Abramovich, ACE CPT, NASM CGT, AAHFRP Medical Exercise Specialist at Elite Sports Club-River Glen

Melissa Abramovich went into Personal Training and Group Exercise instruction after successfully losing 140 pounds through healthy diet and exercise. Her desire to help others drove her forward into a career helping others to make healthier choices. She is an ACE certified personal trainer and now also a Medical Exercise Specialist (AAHFRP), helping clients with a myriad of health issues at Elite Sports Clubs. She holds a Bachelor’s degree, and many group exercise related certifications as well.

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