Focusing on Weight Loss | Janine Personal Trainer

So instead of focusing on weight loss, shift your attention to these 3 principal factors, so you can make your journey to a healthier, leaner and fitter body a successful one.

  • Focus on keeping your lean muscle mass so you can burn more fat in the long run.  That means don’t concern yourself with body weight since it’s not representative of what kind of progress you’re actually making.
  • Take measurements of your body.  This is a much more accurate way to keep track of your progress.  Although muscle weighs more than fat, it also takes up less space than fat.  Therefore burning off fat and replacing it with lean muscle mass will reduce the overall size of your body. NOTE: For men, getting lean and fit may mean reduce overall size BUT not in appearance.  Losing fat and gaining lean muscle will make you look more defined and muscular.
  • Focus on improving your overall fitness – strength, speed and stamina.  If you’re able to lift more, move faster and increase your endurance, it’s a sure sign that you’ve improved your overall fitness.  And it will also be reflected in how you feel. Since getting fitter means your body is more efficient, it requires less energy than before, enabling you to do more work or just have more energy in general to enjoy your daily life!

Keeping your focus on these 3 principle factors will help you make consistent progress while avoiding the most common traps and pitfalls of overexercising and chronic dieting that leads to eventual failure.