The Venus Factor Workout Tips
The Venus Factor Workout
So you want to lose weight (don't we all). And you want it to happen yesterday (again don't we all)
You've got high motivation and this time you're ready to get to your goal weight and never look back.
At the beginning of any diet or exercise program motivation is usually pretty high and you can ride a wave of motivation and positive energy for at least a few days.
That wave will get you through a few days no doubt...but as soon as life throws you a curve ball you'll face your first true test of mettle.
It's these days when things aren't going smoothly and when you're motivation is waning that you define yourself and make or break the diet.
Getting off to a strong start is easy...finishing strong is tough, but it's how you really make it to your goal. You've got to stay the course and stay in the game long enough to make it a habit and lifestyle that will stick.
In order to make things stick you must have a realistic view of how the weight loss process really happens...and in a word it's "sloppy".
In all the years I've done this and all the people I've coached to their weight loss goals I have never seen it happen in a perfectly straight line. ie: it's not just 2 pounds per week for 12 weeks for a total of 24 pounds lost and voila new venus!
Instead the process is more what I like to call a "controlled stumble forward"
You'll have good days and lousy days. You'll have great weeks and lousy weeks, but as long as you keep in the game you'll eventually get to your goal.
If you go to our website and listen to the interviews of our past venus index contest winners you'll hear dozens of real life stories of how each venus member experienced their own controlled stumble forward.
Some got sick right in the middle of their transformation and had to take a week or two off. Some simply fell right off the bandwagon, but got back up, dusted themselves off and got right back on a few days later.
The key thing is not to get down on yourself when a bad day, or even a bad couple weeks happen. It's totally normal and human to have bad days, and bad weeks. Nobody is perfect.
We all have our crappy days, they are to be expected, it's just part of life, and it's no different with dieting.
The difference between making it to your goal or not is how you react to these set backs. Accept them as part of the process, part of the controlled stumble forward.
Forgive yourself for any backwards or less than optimal days, and get back on track the following day.
As I've already written, "win the week" and aim to have more positive forward days each week compared to backward or neutral days.
Giving yourself the flexibility to be less than perfect is the only way to keep your sanity throughout the weight loss process.
Remember, every successful weight loss story is a "controlled stumble forward".
There are always going to be some crappy days, your job is to accept them as part of the process and move on as quickly as possible and continue moving towards your goal.
The general rule with cardio and movement is to get at least an hour of movement per day no matter what kind of movement it is. This could be a Venus Factor workout, going for a walk, playing some sort of recreational sport, doing some sort of physical activity around the house...just do something...anything to get moving.
Your body is built to move and you must move it. If you don't use it you lose it. And by that I mean you lose muscle tone, strength, balance, co-ordination and shape.
The more you move the better it will feel and the easier time you will have losing weight and keeping it off. If you don't do very much movement at work or otherwise then you probably want to start adding in some new movement and activity to your routine. Or in other words, pick up an active hobby or add in some cardio.
If this sounds like a tall order for you start small. Commit to adding just 5 minutes per day per week. By the end of a month you'll be up to an additional 20 mins per day, and after 2 months you'll be up to 40 mins per day. The goal should be to hit 60 minutes per day of activity every day.
Hint: most people who make this simple commitment get up to 60 minutes per day within the first two weeks! It's mostly just getting over the fear of getting out and starting.
Remember you were built to move so find activities/hobbies and styles of cardio you enjoy and start adding them into your routine.
You're body and mind will be better off for it.
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