I always hear “Sarah, why am I not seeing results?”
There is a lot of different information put out through the internet in the fitness world. I know it gets overwhelming. It can even be overwhelming for me and I am a professional in the field! But, listen, I am here to keep it simple for you.
There are five components to getting results – five components that if done consistently, and long-term, will help change your lifestyle to see results. If you are looking to lose fat, gain muscles, tone up, or improve overall health, this goes for you.
- Are you drinking enough water? The general guideline is 100-120 ounces of water per day, which will help flush toxins out of the body.
- Are you getting enough sleep every night? The general rule of thumb is six to eight hours of good, quality sleep. You can sleep for 12 hours and not be getting good, quality sleep, but it’s going to do you no good. Six to eight hours of quality sleep will let your body recover.
- Are you implementing the proper supplements? This one gets tricky. I know there’s a lot of information out there on supplements in this world. Just because someone looks good and they say this is what I take doesn’t mean that it’s a good fit for you. You need to be on the right supplements for your body, for your goals, for your fitness level. So getting on the right supplementation is the first part of that. The second part of that is taking them consistently. You need to be taking supplements consistently for them to work!
- Are you following a nutrition plan? Do you have a nutrition plan? If you’re not eating healthy, you’re not going to see results. If you’re not tracking what you’re eating, if you’re not tracking your macros, if you’re not making healthy decisions, if you’re not eating five to six meals a day, you’re not going to see long-lasting results. You’re not going to lose fat; you’re not going to gain muscle. You need to be eating properly. Starving your body is doing you absolutely no good and will actually make your body store fat. You need to be on the right amount of calories, the right amount of macros for your fitness goals. If you are unsure of what these are for you, I can help you with that, please reach out to me. As a rule, women should never go under 1200 calories per day and men should never go under 1500 calories per day.
- Are you on a workout regimen? You need to be in the gym working out, and you need to be physically active. To be healthy, your body needs to move. A lot of Americans sit sedentary all day and then come home from work and sit on the couch. It’s not good for our bodies or our muscles or our joints and it’s not good for our fat loss. You don’t need to be a bodybuilder, but you need to get active!