The Last 10 Pounds One of the hardest times in a weight loss journey is losing the last 10 pounds. Often times this is what most peoples bodies feels comfortable at. You are maintaining that weight without much effort. You go out to dinner without scouring the menu and enjoy a glass or two of wine when you want. You also may have a little extra ‘love’ around the middle and rear sections of your body. For women these are usually the last to go…the first often being your B cup is now barely pushing an A cup. You say hello push-up padded bra and goodbye to your extra boob around your armpit and bra strap. It’s a trade off…albeit an unfair one! So there you are. You’ve worked so hard, you get up early every day and get your workouts in. You enjoy your food but no longer have to count every calorie or pass on girls night out. You’ve hit your sweet spot but you still have that little extra love on your body. Well the way I see it you have two options. Both being completely doable and both taking support and emotional effort. Option 1. You buckle down and get serious about tracking your food. You cut out the unnecessary calories the majority of the time (majority meaning 90% or greater and unnecessary meaning wine and lattes or whatever your go-to indulgence is). This will likely get you to losing the last 5 or 10 pounds. With dedication to your goal this is 100% achievable baring any health issues you may be dealing with. Option 2. You take all your clothes off, look in the mirror and look straight into the eyes of the person looking back at you. You decide that the extra few pounds are worth the chocolate, beer or bread and you just leave it at that. You make this choice every time you get dressed. Every time you start to compare yourself with another woman. Every time you start to tear yourself down for not having your ‘perfect’ body you make this choice to love your body. Either route you decide to take is going to take commitment and dedication. They both will challenge you to shift your ways of thinking and your way of living. Both are perfectly good ways of living. Both are great ways to live! There may be times where you really want to be diligent and deliberate in your diet and so you go with option 1 and you feel so good every time you slip into your jeans and they zip…with no effort at all! There may be a time a few years later when you have put in that work and you are now ok with a different body and this is ok too! Let me help you with whichever option you choose! As a trainer and coach I can help you with your workout plan and nutrition goals. You can do this in your own home or in a gym. You get personalized workouts and full access to my online coaching group. If you choose to be just where you are but need the support and guidance of a coach to help you see that who you are right now is beautiful and ok just as you are I’m your coach for that too!
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