Why You Are Not Losing, Part 1
by Kayla Howard
The more people I meet, the more often I hear this phrase, “I’m not losing” or “I’m gaining”…. Help! We definitely do not set out on a fitness program to not lose weight, and especially did not plan to gain more inches. “Oh let’s see… I think I’ll work my butt off today so I can be bigger tomorrow!” said no one — ever.
This is not a subject that I enjoy because honestly, I feel like I don’t have your answers. The reason you are not losing is one among an almost infinite number. Even so, this is the question burning in a lot of minds today so let’s ponder some of the possible causes that you are not getting the results you wanted….
You have poor form or aren’t working out enough
Come, come now, you know going through the motions is not going to produce results. Yes, that includes draping yourself over the front of your treadmill while you walk. It is kind of a “duh” suggestion, but still valid, especially when it comes to form. Poor form or lack of trying to push your form is very common in most workouts, even T-Tapp. Form is so critical for great results. Don’t let that scare you though, just doing your best to have good form will produce results.
You are working out too often
This sneaky culprit gets people by the dozens. More is better, right? Well, not always. Again and again I explain that more is not better. There is a special way that God made our bodies to work, and no amount of ignoring this fact will change it. Muscles need time to rest and rebuild. If you don’t allow time for that, you will create a constant state of breakdown and inflammation. We usually suggest one full day off between total body workouts.
Your goals are unreasonable
Simply put, you will never be the same size you were in junior high. Did you know that you grow until you are 26? That’s what my chiropractor told me. So it makes sense that your skeletal set point is not the same now as it was back in high school. Are you wondering what a skeletal set point is? Basically, it’s the set size that you can possibly be. It makes no sense to try and reach a size 4 when your set point is an 8.
You eat too much trash
Diet coke, Twinkies, fries and big fluffy muffins are loaded with empty calories and anti-nutrients. I really don’t think we need to go over this anymore, you know what I mean. I have Real Food recipes compiled here.
Monday I will complete this list that just scratches the surface. Are you one of the slower losers? Tell me your frustrations and successes!
Kayla Howard is a stay at home wife and homeschooling mom who loves to teach the T-Tapp method of staying fit in 15 minutes a day from the comfort of your own home. She is a Biblical Health Coach and Senior T-Tapp Trainer, certified to teach all forms of T-Tapp. If you’d like to know more about becoming and staying fit and healthy, Kayla is happy to answer your questions! Visit her website: www.kaylahoward.com or Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org