December is too late...

Something I see a lot on social media is people stating that they're going to get fit or lose some weight for summer.  This is a perfectly reasonable goal.  Except I often hear it in late November or early December.

That might work out fine if you're living in the United States, but here in New Zealand, that time frame is cutting it pretty fine, especially if you want to lose a significant amount of weight/fat.  These things take time.

It's generally considered a sustainable goal to reduce your weight by 500 grams per week.  This means that if you want to lose 5kg for summer, then it will take you about10 weeks.  Using this formula, if you start in November you won't have enough time.

You also need to take into account that this is a best-case scenario.  You won't hit your nutrition plan and training program perfectly each week.  Some weeks will be better than others.  So this timeline is likely to be stretched out even more.  Especially when you take into account the approach of Christmas and the festivities and food that comes with that period of time.

So, what does all this mean?  Well, instead of starting in November when it's already a little bit too late to reach your goals without crash dieting.  Start now.  Start today.  You'll give yourself plenty of time to reach your weight loss goals comfortably without resorting to crash dieting.

It will give you time to embed good healthy habits into your training and nutrition before the onslaught of Christmas and New Year festivities.  It will also give you the best chance of actually reaching your goals without giving up because you made it too difficult for yourself.

So take the easy way out! Start working towards your goals for summer now!  If you would like some help in reaching your weight loss goals then get in touch and see how I can help you achieve them.

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