19 Jun 30 Day Fat Loss Transformation- What To Really Expect
You’ve probably come across plenty of 30 day fat loss transformation challenges and their results. You might be wondering will it work for you?
This article I’ll be discussing what you can really expect in a 30 day fat loss transformation. In other words, this is what you should expect in your first month of a fat loss plan- if you’re doing things right.
Obviously every body is different. Depending on your:
- starting point,
- dieting history,
- a bunch of other factors relating to your environment,
you will respond differently when you start your fat loss transformation journey to anyone else.
I intend to give a general overview of what you can expect but all results will vary!
30 Day Fat Loss Transformation- What To Really Expect
I’m a dreamer but I’m a realist too.
It’s important to go into a fat loss journey with realistic expectations. Or better yet, none at all.
Then you won’t get disappointed when things don’t go to plan.
They hardly ever do.
One of the reasons for this is life happens.
It’s really hard to stay consistent with new habits and deal with your regular life at the same time.
Integration of new habits is a process that takes time, a lot longer than 30 days.
In other words, it’s very normal to struggle with consistency in some aspect of your plan when you start.
You need to factor this into your timeline.
The less consistent you are the slower it’ll take.
You might think it’s a great time to start and you’ll have heaps of time to manage everything.
But you can’t predict the unexpected.
You might get sick, you might get asked to stay behind at work more than usual, you might have something come up with your kids, you might just have a rough month where each day is a mental struggle to do anything.
Things alway come up.
Which is why you may as well just start now and learn how to deal with the unexpected.
You’re going to have to learn how to work through these things at some stage or another.
You also shouldn’t feel guilty when they do. If you aren’t as consistent as you intended to be, there’s no point punishing yourself for it.
It’s all part of the process.
Move on and aim to do a bit better next month.
Even if you are 100% consistent, your results in a 30 day fat loss transformation are going to be different to what you think they should be.
- Your measurements might not change
- You might not lose weight
- Your progress pics might not look that different
- You might not change at all physically
This is NOT abnormal.
There is nothing wrong with you if this happens!
Of course, it could happen the way you want it to too. You might have noticeable changes and lose an inch from your waist.
It does’t always happen like that. You may still be doing things right which is why you need to learn how to assess your progress using realistic expectations.
Often the worst thing you can do is give up or look for another plan.
What You Should Expect in a 30 day Fat Loss Transformation:
There’s so much to learn and so many other forms of progress to be made that are not physical. If you want sustainable fat loss results this is even more applicable.
These forms of progress often happen in your first month or in some cases it might be your first year. But they have to happen first.
You can accept this, and be grateful for the very important lessons, or you can go back to rushing your fat loss and end up where you started in another month or so.
What are some of these things you should expect?
You might feel overwhelmed at times because there’s so much learning to do and a lot to integrate into your life. But you don’t have to do it all at once.
Your perfectionist tendencies will need to be let go of over and over again.
You don’t have to be perfect ever. Instead, keep aiming for continuous improvements over time.
You’re probably going to feel like a failure at times.
It’s so helpful to make sure you have someone keeping you accountable and pointing out what you’re doing well. There’s always something!
You’ll lose motivation after the initial excitement of starting goes away.
You may want to give up when this happens but you can’t let yourself.
You have to start aiming to rely on your self integrity and discipline to do things rather than motivation.
In the first month or so, one of the key metrics you should be measuring is your strength in the gym.
Whilst your measurements or weight might not change, you should be getting stronger in your lifting in some way.
So long as you’re doing this and working on your consistency with steps/food, you’re doing great and you need to keep going.
Consistency is great progress. Strength gain is great progress.
If you’re doing things right these should happen at the start of your transformation.
Both of these things, alongside the mindset shifts you’re going to have, are what will lead to that fat loss you want to see in your body. It will be long term sustainable fat loss and not just a quick burst of weight loss (they’re very different things).
It’s hard not to compare your progress to someone else’s.
Remember a lot of the 30 day fat loss transformations you see online are manipulated to make the coach look good.
They don’t show whether the person kept the results, they often have better lighting and angles in the second photo (these alone can make a huge difference as can whether or not you’re flexing your muscles).
You might be thinking if you stay really consistent for a month then you’ll achieve a huge change in your body in 30 days. I’m not saying that doesn’t happen for some people. But the reality is you might not notice much change and that’s ok.
Make sure you zoom out and see the whole picture of your progress.
You don’t want to give up too soon when you were just another month from having a big breakthrough in your journey (and that big breakthrough moment will come for you at some point, just not when you expect).
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