Cheers. It's also fun this way. I don't know how you're inspired, and I think you should find your way, but I'm inspired by like, "I wanna do that!" I see someone doing things like handstand all the way to planche and I'm inspired. I wanna do that. But it's like a skill, you know like I'm not going to play piano for the first time I ever tried and play Chopin like a pro instantly. But I can work on that, practicing, scales, chords, rhythm, songs, and each time I get comfortable with something I make it harder until I get comfortable with that. Then it's like I barely notice the fat melting away as my calorie output goes higher and higher as a result (I just try to eat consistently, not less and less to break through plateaus -- that can start to become a deadend at some point).
I noticed when I noticed results I'm inspired. When I don't for a while I'm not that inspired
How do you measure results? Just purely from the scale? If so, that's an unhealthy mindset in my opinion, especially given how the numbers will fluctuate based on factors like water retention. I think a healthier way psychologically to motivate yourself with "results" is to take everything that ties into long-term progress into account... like being more energetic before, finding a new favorite low-calorie snack that's rich in micros, favoring darker chocolate than you used to, weening off sugary drinks, whatever progress of this sort that's independent of the numbers on the scale. Let the fat melt off in a way that sort of creeps up on you -- not constantly stare in the mirror and weigh yourself 3 times a day, or else you'll go mad and many people will be demotivated doing these hings.
From the scale and mirror. I can see a difference
My favorite way is to "feel" the difference and really surprise yourself the next time you weigh yourself or look in the mirror to see whatever is different whether it's simply a flat tummy or six-pack with veins popping out. You tie how you feel to how you look. If you feel miserable right now at plateau point, chances are that you tie how you look separately from how you feel. Reconcile the difference. Find a way to feel good (maybe even first) and look good (maybe even second). There are compatible strategies for making the two goals harmonious with each other. You burn more calories throughout the day when you feel good, well-rested, as opposed to feeling like a zombie (then you'll burn calories like a zombie which is the absolute minimum).
That's really good advice thank you
No problem. I only know because I ran into the same problem trying to cut weight for sports in high school and I was losing belt sizes but gaining weight because of muscle.
Oh that's makes since
User Secret6620 is probably spot on with yoga and/or kickboxing... Both are great for toning and not gaining.
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Wow thank you
You're welcome. Good luck to you!
Thank you I'll try that
No problem, I hope it works!
Well played... it goes hand in hand with my suggestion.
@wyzb_ondmyears awe shucks♥️
Lol... I'm just sayin', couldn't have said it better myself.
@wyzb_ondmyears You ROCK 👏
I know, right? You too @Secret6620
@wyzb_ondmyears YAY ♥️
I'm following the diet.
What kind of diet?
Well. I've been counting calories and not eating after 7. I also switched to majority plant base food
How is your energy level? How is your activity level?
Well I've been working out 5 to 6 times a week. But when I'm not working out I tend to sit a lot. My energy is ok tho.
Have you considered other diets?
Well. No I'm trying to work my way to becoming vegan
What is your BMI now?
22.4.. when I reach my goal it'll be 20.1
The CDC say "Normal" is 18.5 - 24.9. Maybe you should accept yourself as you presently are.
Maybe. But for me where I am feels out of shape
Maybe you need a trainer to help you work on muscle tone.
Yeah. That would help
I'm tracking my diet but I'll try and track my excercise more.
And thank you
very important you have to burn more calories than you take in. it's the most important thing to do.
Thank you. Imma get back on track!
was that a pun because i run track?🥴
Yes lmao 😂
That's true. I need to get back in the zone
You can do it you got this!
Im assuming you are calorie counting. If you are doing low carbs or keto id suggest instead to now also monitor calories for a deficit
Yes I'm counting calories. And I eat a majority plant base diet
Good idea. Thanks
You need a lifting partner? 😂
I'll let you know lol
I'll try that
I use to bodybuild