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Health Over Weight Loss

Updated: Jan 15


health over weight loss

Working out in your 20's usually has a different goal in mind than those who workout in their 40's


Most people's focus is to lose weight and as a result, to change their body shape


And with this goal comes a lot of failure for a lot of people


The sole focus on weight loss is detrimental


If you have a week where the scales do not move, or you gain (which is possible through time of the month) then this can cause people to lose their motivation and stop with their goal


Why HEALTH Over Weight Loss


Weight loss gives an end goal, 'I want to lose 2 stone'....


It is a full stop and gives a destination to your fitness journey


It also dictates how you feel as well


If you use the scales and do not lose weight or gain weight, then most people will write that week down as a failure


When in truth


Better Eating Habits

Regular Training

Improved Energy

Greater Concentration


If you factored in the whole week and it's achievements then the week as a whole is a positive, but the focus is weight loss... so you write of the other achievements


If you turned the focus on weight loss to HEALTH


Then you will always see benefits


The way of training and reasons for training improves as your focus moves to everything you are doing as a whole


It also keeps you motivated long term because of your focus on always doing things to improve your health


And this is why health should be your priority over weight loss


You Have Two Lives And The Second One Starts When You Realise You Only Have One


This is such a powerful saying and so true


Unfortunately people usually focus on HEALTH when theirs is in decline


Until this happens most people do not think about their health


Your health must always be your priority


And this is both Physical and Mental health


You cannot have good physical health without good mental health and you cannot have good mental health without good physical health


How To Focus On Health and Not Weight Loss


Losing weight is a product of improving your health - they go hand in hand


If you focus on the daily improvements and habits you need to make, rather than focus on the scales you will be much more productive and appreciate of the results you have achieved


But first you must define what 'Health' means to you;


Is it focused around blood test results? (Hormones, cholesterol....)

Improved Sleep

More Energy

More Mobile

Cardiovascular Health

Increased Activity

Better Eating Habits

Staying Hydrated (water)


These are all elements that determine health and this is something that you need to sit down and think on what you would want to improve


And if your focus switches to this then I can promise you it makes the whole weight loss journey a lot easier


You may plateaux on the scales occasionally, or even gain in some instances (time of the month)


But the day to day improvements you are making and keeping a log of this will help you to stay motivated and embrace your new healthy lifestyle


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This is why so many people lose weight and then put it back on again - the diet they followed is only focused on scales and not on their overall health


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