It's HUMPDAAAY, I know I'm not the only one that's gotten a chuckle out of seeing that old commercial resurface recently. Today I have a quick post to answer a frequently asked question by many, especially around this time of year with everyone setting new goals and so forth.
The question, if you missed the title of the post, is "How Much Weight Should I Be Losing Each Week?"
This is a touchy subject for many, I'm not one that wants to get people locked into a numbers spit out by a scale.
To answer this question as directly as I can; It depends on who you are and how much body fat (read weight), you have to lose. Some folks will lose 7 pounds in a week, some will lose a pound, it entirely depends on the individual. Metabolism is a real pain in the ass sometimes, because of this people tend to get frustrated when they don't see the number on the scale plummeting like an anvil from a Looney Tunes cartoon.
Here's the thing I want everyone to remember from this post, so listen up and put your latte down for just a second, please. The important thing to remember is that the number on the scale doesn't mean a damn thing about who you are as a person and gives no one a right to put you down. No one is perfect, some people are jerks though, that's life. Recognize them, ship them out of your prevue and keep trudging forward. Things will get difficult, but if you keep at it, and keep trying, even if takes longer than the next person, their story is not YOUR story, so keep getting after it, you'll start to feel better.
A tip I like to give my clients is, and many have probably heard me say this before, set a performance goal, like doing X number of push-ups or doing your first bodyweight chin-up. Focus on that while cleaning up the food choices a bit, and it'll make your brain hurt a bit less.
Thanks for your time guys, hope everyone has success with their goals in 2019! Go out there and get after it!
Jarrod Dyke, CSCS