It’s A Struggle Losing Weight after 40! Don’t Get Discouraged & Don’t Give Up!

I know how difficult it is to lose weight after 40 especially BELLY FAT!!! It can be discouraging especially when you’re almost there and you have that little annoying pooch that won’t seem to disappear.  You want to give up and throw in the towel and allow yourself to say “I’m over 40 and this is what’s supposed to happen to my body”. Or “I’m just too busy with work, getting my degree, family commitments and just plain old tired so I really don’t have time to devote to this fitness thing”. Trust me it happens to the best of us including me and working out is a part of my day.  DO NOT let that little voice in your head tell you that you cannot do this. DO NOT let that little voice in your head tell you this is for those other ladies over 40. DO NOT let that little voice in your head tell you you’re too tired to workout.

Yes, the road does get a little tough and yes, sometimes life gets in the way but if losing weight after 40 and getting rid of that belly fat was easy then we’d all have a super mom six packs.  So when the road gets a little tough and you think losing weight and getting fit after 40 is only for superstars in Hollywood with their personal chefs and trainers, here are a few things I want you to do to get yourself and your mindset back on track.  Forget about yesterday or this morning. It’s in the past and you can’t change the past but you can control the future and your success. Look at where you might be falling short. Is it diet, fitness, or motivation?

Is it Your Diet?

Losing weight after 40 is difficult if you’re not eating a clean diet.  If it’s diet that you’re having trouble with then start a food journal. For three days, write down everything you eat and after three days review your journal.  Are you eating enough food each day? If you’re working out and not eating enough calories you will not lose weight.  Are drinking enough water? Are you eating too late in the evening? Are you eating too many “bad” or simple carbs? Are you getting enough “good” or complex carbs from fruits and vegetables? If you find diet is a major factor in your inability to lose weight and you need help then I recommend reading The Eat Clean Diet book by Tosca Reno. This book will provide you with the guidance and foundation for eating a clean diet.  I also recommend Shakeology. It will control your cravings, help you lose weight and provide your body with the nutrients it needs to perform at its optimal best.  Request your free sample today!

Is It Your Fitness Program?

If failure to stick to your fitness program or finding an effective program is hindering your ability to lose weight after 40 then consider one of many Beachbody home fitness programs. Beachbody has many fitness programs that have produced some of the best results in the home fitness industry.  Regardless of your fitness level, Beachbody has a program for you. If you’re starting out Beachbody has beginner programs like Slim in 6, Power90, or Body Gospel.  If your fitness level is intermediate to advanced then choose P90X, Insanity, TurboFire or ChaLEAN Extreme. Regardless of your goals Beachbody has a program for you.

Need Motivation?

If you’re looking for a little motivation and accountability to stay on track and meet your health and fitness goals then join my Beachbody Challenge group. A Beachbody Challenge group consists of people who have the same goals and need accountability to reach their fitness goals.

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2 Responses to “It’s A Struggle Losing Weight after 40! Don’t Get Discouraged & Don’t Give Up!”

  1. September 26, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    AWESOME post Angela! I’m not quite 40 but I’m getting closer and I can already tell it’s more difficult. Thank you for this inspiration!

    • September 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

      I think the earlier you start living a healthier lifestyle or at least working out the less difficult it will be after 40. If you’re already working out and incorporating resistance training then you’re not going to have a difficult time losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight after 40. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

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