Why Consistency Beats Perfection For Weight Reduction

 

Don’t Ever Quit! | Importance Of CONSISTENCY

Video taken from the channel: Jessica Odermatt


 

Carb Fear, Weight Gain, Consistency over Perfection

Video taken from the channel: Josie Mai


 

THE BEST WEIGHTLOSS ADVICE HOW DO I STAY CONSISTENT YOU WILL NEED TO DO THIS

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Fat Loss Is Easy; Consistency Is Hard

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DietConsistency beats perfection… Perfection doesn’t exist

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Consistency Crisis: The Importance of Diet Consistency

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5 TIPS FOR FITNESS CONSISTENCY *game changer*

Video taken from the channel: Brix Fitness


 

Don’t Ever Quit! | Importance Of CONSISTENCY

Video taken from the channel: Jessica Odermatt


 

Carb Fear, Weight Gain, Consistency over Perfection

Video taken from the channel: Josie Mai


 

THE BEST WEIGHTLOSS ADVICE HOW DO I STAY CONSISTENT YOU WILL NEED TO DO THIS

Video taken from the channel: BeautyCutrightFitness


 

Fat Loss Is Easy; Consistency Is Hard

Video taken from the channel: Brandon Wadas


 

DietConsistency beats perfection… Perfection doesn’t exist

Video taken from the channel: MCFuturefitness


 

Consistency Crisis: The Importance of Diet Consistency

Video taken from the channel: BeyondMacros


 

5 TIPS FOR FITNESS CONSISTENCY *game changer*

Video taken from the channel: Brix Fitness


“As a dietitian, my experience is that when a client makes one healthy change, they start to make more and more because they are fueled by feeling good instead of getting dragged down by the overwhelm of chasing perfection.” Aiming for consistency also allows you to eat foods that wouldn’t fit into a “perfect” framework. And, research shows that consistency beats perfection when it comes to your fitness routine and weight loss goals. We’re breaking down why perfection isn’t the answer and some hacks on how to get into the right headspace to get into that consistent workout routine to take your results to the next level.

Why Consistency Beats Perfection. You cannot win the race without at least getting to the end. So, during my last weight-loss phase, I endeavoured to start interval training 2x per week. In most areas of our lives, we’re able to understand that perfection doesn’t exist.

So why do we treat our diets differently?WHY CONSISTENCY BEATS PERFECTION In other words, successful weight loss requires a long-term commitment. “Weight loss is so challenging because people want quick fixes and aren’t ready to stick to something long enough to see results,” says Chelsea Cross, RD. Instead, aiming for consistency over perfection can help you stay motivated.

When it comes to weight loss, consistency may be key to success. By Ashley Welch “In my work with patients trying to lose weight, focusing too. If you’re desperate to lose weight, it can be hard to resist the allure of supposed quick fixes and crash diets that could see you losing half a stone in a.

Consistency beats perfection over time! Whatever is your goal, get rid of sweet cravings, improving your sleep hygiene, increasing your energy, stabilizing your mood, losing weight, gaining muscle mass, etc., you will only see results if you stay consistent with the habit. That’s part of the reason why, when bariatric patients undergo programs designed for faster weight loss (like, 12 to 18 pounds lost per month.

Unexplained weight loss, or losing weight without trying — particularly if it’s significant or persistent — may be a sign of an underlying medical disorder. The point at which unexplained weight loss becomes a medical concern is not exact.

List of related literature:

In weight loss, however, consistency beats perfection every time.

“Target 100: The World's Simplest Weight-Loss Program in 6 Easy Steps” by Liz Josefsberg, Jennifer Hudson
from Target 100: The World’s Simplest Weight-Loss Program in 6 Easy Steps
by Liz Josefsberg, Jennifer Hudson
BenBella Books, Incorporated, 2017

Consistency is the key here, not perfection, not the end result.

“The Clutter Connection: How Your Personality Type Determines Why You Organize the Way You Do” by Cassandra Aarssen
from The Clutter Connection: How Your Personality Type Determines Why You Organize the Way You Do
by Cassandra Aarssen
Mango Media, 2019

Special occasions and exceptions are the enemy of consistency, and that means they’re the enemy of successful weight loss.

“Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering.” by Stephen Guise
from Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering.
by Stephen Guise
Selective Entertainment, LLC, 2016

– By ditching dieting and extremes, you’ll realise that perfection doesn’t exist.

“The 12-Step Mind-Body-Food Reset” by Jessica Sepel
from The 12-Step Mind-Body-Food Reset
by Jessica Sepel
Pan Macmillan Australia, 2019

Consistency is crucial for keeping perfect bio-time with everything else, including weight assessment.

“The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype-and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More” by Michael Breus, Mehmet C. Oz
from The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype-and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More
by Michael Breus, Mehmet C. Oz
Little, Brown, 2016

In the same way that trying to match the conventional image of a fit body will always keep you unsatisfied, not having a clear sense of the usefulness of your physical practice leaves you unsatisfied as well.

“The Practice of Natural Movement: Reclaim Power, Health, and Freedom” by Erwan Le Corre
from The Practice of Natural Movement: Reclaim Power, Health, and Freedom
by Erwan Le Corre
Victory Belt Publishing, 2019

Perfection at weight loss isn’t realistic.

“American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Revised and Updated 4th Edition” by Roberta Larson Duyff
from American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Revised and Updated 4th Edition
by Roberta Larson Duyff
HMH Books, 2012

Consistency is the Kryptonite to randomness.

“Happy Kids Don't Punch You in the Face: A Guide to Eliminating Aggressive Behavior in School” by Ben Springer
from Happy Kids Don’t Punch You in the Face: A Guide to Eliminating Aggressive Behavior in School
by Ben Springer
SAGE Publications, 2018

Consistency is key to getting the results that you want and discovering true health!

“The Fully Raw Diet: 21 Days to Better Health, with Meal and Exercise Plans, Tips, and 75 Recipes” by Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram
from The Fully Raw Diet: 21 Days to Better Health, with Meal and Exercise Plans, Tips, and 75 Recipes
by Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram
HMH Books, 2016

Practice may make perfect, but when it comes to losing weight, you don’t want perfection.

“Walk Off Weight: Burn 3 Times More Fat with This Proven Program” by Michele Stanten
from Walk Off Weight: Burn 3 Times More Fat with This Proven Program
by Michele Stanten
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, 2011

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  • I must admit i was on roll until we got hit with all this bad weather.
    I already missed 4 days.
    I have been eating on a routine.7,10,1 2, 3, small portion, and then a very light meal.

  • Yes!! This video is spot on what I went through.I thought clean eating was the way to go, and then when I ate something out of the ordinary I would have massive bloat, stomach pain, horrible headaches. It wasn’t until I started cooking with salt, adding ketchup or bbq sauce to my meals, or fun stuff like you mentioned that it went away. I can go out now and get a burger AND fries and wake up feeling fine! Yes, a little bloated, but nothing like before. I can go out to eat at restaurants with friends and not feel the need to binge on everything when I get home. I still struggle some days, but I know I am getting stronger. This video was awesome, and I am so glad you made this video!!

    ***and Yes I bought bigger pants, it was so uncomfortable wearing jeans that were skin tight and just made me feel worse. But your so right!!!

  • If I’m really serious about losing weight I will get back to you by December of this year wish me luck Brix can u do a SHOUT TO ME SO I KNOW YOU READ MY COMMENT TO YOU. PLEASE TNX AGAIN BRIX AND OUT OF EVERYONE U CAME OUT THE BEST THAT WOULD WORK OUT FOR ME TNX AGAIN BRIX SEE U IN DECEMBER 2020

  • Hey. You’re really great. Personable, positive, & also blunt. Just subscribed & going to start watching more. Willpower has limited energy. So dang true!!! Thank you!!

  • What is your opinion on social media and its effect on recovery? Like do you still follow a bunch of girls who are tracking macros and competing and doing restrictive diets on IG/YouTube/snapchat/twitter? Do you think this has an effect on people who are trying to stop being so restrictive? Just curious of your opinion on this. It’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately!:)

  • Yea, I have to disagree. People should enjoy the food they eat as well as the workouts they do. The reason most people give up is because people push whole food diets on them. Let’s be real, whole foods can be extremely boring. Flexible dieting is the best way to go because it means you don’t have to cut out all the foods you like. Once you cut all of your favourite stuff out, you will fail. Cheat days are also a huge way for beginners to fail bc since they go so long without having a snack, once it touches their mouth it’s game over. It’s more than a diet, it’s a lifestyle and eating completely clean is not something majority of people can do. For example I have protein French toast every morning. I add a serving and a half of dark chocolate chips to it and have light syrup but I also use white bread. It fits my calorie intake and it also doesn’t make me crave chocolate bc my brain doesn’t forget what it tastes like. Also movement is not exercise. Some people would hear that and think oh so if I just walk around my house a few times a day I’ll lose weight. Those are the type of people who work out abs once and look in the mirror expecting to see them. Remember when you say things like that there are people who believe that. Those are the people who want to do the least amount possible with maximum results. If you want to lose weight go for long walks, go on runs if you can. Find something exciting like skipping and take it slow at first. Just my thoughts on your approach to things

  • Literally was going to search for a video like this and ended up in my home page. Always seem to get burnt out with the gym after 4-8 weeks. My biggest issue is constantly craving fast food and drinking. I’m not huge by any means but I’ve definitely put on 25lbs of fat in the last year. This video helped a lot. Any quick tips for me to help with my food and drinking issue?

  • This video was right on time! I’m restarting my healthy lifestyle for the umpteenth time and I’m so sick of falling off! I truly want this to be my life

  • Went from 180 to 160 in half a year but started eating more protein and doing consistent beginner calisthenics for a month and now I’m 168. Hope I’m gaining good weight and not bad weight
    Edit: I’m 5’10

  • I really appreciate you educating me on your fitness goals I lost 200lbs in 2010 had a kidney transplant 2014 steroids put 80 lbs on me I had weight loss surgery 2016 however 20/20 I have gained 35 pounds im trying to get these pounds off your education is so helpful. I’ve already started my weight-loss Journey so thank you for the encouragement. I have watch your journey you’re the best����
    Congratulations on your weight loss

  • Good shit bro, plain straight and simple for those that start out to hard then crash then say it’s too hard, take it one step at a time, ������

  • I try to really savor my treats as well! I make it a really nice experience for myself. Plus, I would actually feel less stressed because my cravings would be satisfied!

  • My guy I just recently discovered your channel thank you for providing some fire content must I make 1 reccomedation GET WELL AND GET WEALTHY

  • I’m weird I guess �� I love burpees, spin class, the elliptical and lately the stair master �� Mind you I used to despise the stair master ��������������‍♀️

  • Love your message, weight gain should not be feared. I have gained about 7 pounds over these past few months and I am the happiest that I have ever been with my weight and how I feel:) self love for the win

  • all about fighting for balance <3 in a world where society tells us how we should look, I think it's messages like these that help us redefine beauty and "fitness standards"...love love love your channel.

  • “Don’t try to fix this in a few months because you didn’t create this in a few months.”

    Yes, so true!! I needed this because I am VERY hard on myself. ✨����

  • Thanks for the tips Brix. I just found you and you are a real inspiration for me. Thank you.
    I am dealing with my weight also and I would appreciate if you or anyone reading would go follow my instagram to follow my weight loss go to: @holyfatboi
    instagram.com/holyfatboi
    Thanks and have a good day.

  • THIS CAME ON MY FEED AT THE PERFECT TIME!!! I recently started roller derby and “derby doesn’t make you fit, you get fit for derby”. I have practice tonight and I decided to be lazy today, but I knew I needed to get up and workout and keep my improved eating habits. Then this video popped up on my feed. Now I’m about to start my workout. Thank you so much for this.

  • another awesome vid!! thanks josie you’ve helped me in so many ways, how to not restrict myself, how to not over working out, how to believe in slow progress and maintain! again, thank youu so muchh xx

  • This video let me know I’m doing a good job. I’ve been dieting for about 3 weeks now (this is the longest I’ve ever stuck to my diet) and I told myself I wouldn’t step foot in a gym until I got my nutrition right. 90% of the time, I eat 1 ingredient foods but sure there are times I’ll “cheat” but after those cheat meals, I always flush it with a gallon of water & green tea — I started at 175 and I’m 166 now. Ima give myself probably another 2 weeks before I start working out.

    Hopefully by my birthday in February, I’ll be 115 �� wish my luck

  • You’re one of the realest health “personalities” (whatever you’d call it) that I’ve come across so far on youtube. It’s great and I think a lot of people, like me, feel like they can relate to you. Thanks for being real and being yourself!

  • Hey. You’re really great. Personable, positive, & also blunt. Just subscribed & going to start watching more. Willpower has limited energy. So dang true!!! Thank you!!

  • I’m doing 5 days a week, not excited honestly. But I know I need this. For myself, for my future kids, and wife. Even for my immediate family. I wanna be the best me I could be. Thanks for this video! Helped me a lot.

  • My will power gets stronger during the day because the day is almost gone and i gots to get going and moving and on right track asap time is ticking tick tock

  • Yes consistency is key! At the end 2014, started slowly losing weight…kicked up the gear this
    March….2014…265…down to 205 by 2017…went up to 226…now 174 (lost 52 since March 2018).
    I workout everyday (mix of cardio/core/strength) from home and use the fact that I have a dog to walk…and kick that up. Its about an hour a day. I also work on flexibility too.

    The main thing is diet. Start small with swap outs, take a short walk after dinner. Moderation is key. Easiest is to cut out/down is sugary beverages…they add up quick. Pick workouts that you like, pick a time that works, days that work…pick good foods that you like. Watch your portion sizes.It won’t take overnight…does not have to be perfect…but do not quit.
    I am aiming for another 24 pounds! ����
    If anyone is reading this that does not think they can’t…stop! You can. Just be consistent and start small and not overdo. Its all about the build up.

    He is so right with all his points.
    TY for the upload

  • Yes consistency is key! At the end 2014, started slowly losing weight…kicked up the gear this
    March….2014…265…down to 205 by 2017…went up to 226…now 174 (lost 52 since March 2018).
    I workout everyday (mix of cardio/core/strength) from home and use the fact that I have a dog to walk…and kick that up. Its about an hour a day. I also work on flexibility too.

    The main thing is diet. Start small with swap outs, take a short walk after dinner. Moderation is key. Easiest is to cut out/down is sugary beverages…they add up quick. Pick workouts that you like, pick a time that works, days that work…pick good foods that you like. Watch your portion sizes.It won’t take overnight…does not have to be perfect…but do not quit.
    I am aiming for another 24 pounds! ����
    If anyone is reading this that does not think they can’t…stop! You can. Just be consistent and start small and not overdo. Its all about the build up.

    He is so right with all his points.
    TY for the upload

  • I love how simplified this video is. I related to this message so deeply. It just takes the “pressure” off and allows you to ease into the lifestyle!

  • I’ve been working out for about 2-3 years now and no results. Only because I haven’t been consistent during any time. When I say 2-3 years I mean in between times.. I get so motivated to do better to work out but sometimes I get so lazy.. so therefore I’ve not made a difference. But this video has made me think otherwise. Start off small n work ur way up don’t try doing it all at once, is the best thing I’ve heard. And as of today I’m going to try my hardest and be consistent and not give up. THANKS TO YOU! Thank you I love this I’m so glad I came across your videos! I appreciate you ❤️ ��️‍♀️

  • Just now seeing this video for the first time. I don’t comment ever! But I’ve been struggling with this exact topic. This was very well needed to hear thank you.

  • My goodness you hit the nail on the head. I really need to watch this video again and again and again til I get it in my head. I have to parent myself. Thanks my sista, I need to hear this. Always nice to see your smile.��

  • Wow!!
    I have a new found respect for u.
    Thank u for saying, ” You are not going to want to do it.” And you have to “parent yourself.”

    That males me know I am not crazy or something is wrong with me. Others r going thru the same thing.
    Thank u.

  • This week alone ive been focusing on changing my everyday diet to high carb low fat, drinking much more water, avoiding meat & dairy as much as i can and doing more plant based meals and i already feel amazing!

  • Josie Mai!!!!! U r not gonna believe this………..while at my sons track meet right now at your school at o’connell. On my way out of the rest room I just happen to look at the pics and trophies by the gym. I saw your pic, I guess it was with the swim team. At first glance I just thought she looked familiar but I saw a couple of the letters on your jacket an saw the j and o and figured it had to be u.

  • Okay! I totally understand this! It happens to me with cookies… For example last week I was with my period and I ate the whole box of cookies, so I realized I shouldn’t restrict so much! And yesterday I ate super healthy all day, and then I had ONE cookie:) I felt so happy

  • Thanks for sharing my dear. I love these little moment of truth videos 😉 Definitely appreciate the honesty and tips from personal experience. You make me laugh, think, and get inspired

  • I’ve been working out for about 2-3 years now and no results. Only because I haven’t been consistent during any time. When I say 2-3 years I mean in between times.. I get so motivated to do better to work out but sometimes I get so lazy.. so therefore I’ve not made a difference. But this video has made me think otherwise. Start off small n work ur way up don’t try doing it all at once, is the best thing I’ve heard. And as of today I’m going to try my hardest and be consistent and not give up. THANKS TO YOU! Thank you I love this I’m so glad I came across your videos! I appreciate you ❤️ ��️‍♀️

  • You’re one of the realest health “personalities” (whatever you’d call it) that I’ve come across so far on youtube. It’s great and I think a lot of people, like me, feel like they can relate to you. Thanks for being real and being yourself!

  • u r really the best youtuber ever….ur tips r so so sooooooo amaaaziiiing..all what u have mentioned is happening with me..all the fear and stuff..but when i listen to ur “golden” tips yah that’s how i call them..I just feel like i am ok with everything in life..so thank u so much..xx xx

  • Josie! Thank you so much for your channel! It’s been helping me tremendously through my own struggles. You’re an inspiration lady! <3

  • I’ve been watching your video’s for over a year now, and you have helped me so much!!! I’m finally at a stage where I am eating whatever I want and exercising when I feel like it. I’ve finally got out of the restricting/binging cycle, and in the past 3 months I’ve been consistently losing weight and feeling great:D Thanks for all your hard work <3333

  • i am trying to spread about intuitive eatng in Korea bc apparently nobody knows about it:) i have second meet-up with people who are dealing with overeating. youare video encouraged me to give them so much amazing tips:)! thank you Josei

  • +Josie Mai how much trial and error and intuitive eating did it take you to learn your diet and exercise patterns? I want to understand and apply the positive messages in your videos to my lifestyle so bad but it’s so hard because I want to see results quickly you know? So I’m just curious how long your journey took you.

  • another awesome vid!! thanks josie you’ve helped me in so many ways, how to not restrict myself, how to not over working out, how to believe in slow progress and maintain! again, thank youu so muchh xx

  • I needed this message right now. I went vegan and gained weight. I know this choice is better for me. But im so self conscience about how my clothes fit and how my body looks. I’m looking forward to the change. thanks for your kind words.

  • I recently started my weight loss journey. I’ve been going to the gym and I completely cut off soda and started drinking water. I still feel bad sometimes because I don’t eat healthy but I try to make myself feel better and say to myself that at least I’m starting off somewhere.

  • I was restricting myself because I wanted to lose some weight because I gained loads of it as my hormones went crazy!! I binged on food on the weekends and eat healthy on week days and I did not lose any weight what so ever, do you think that this was the issue why I was not losing any weight? now I am back on track and I hope to lose weight the healthy way

  • Thank you for saying “Buy bigger pants!!” I did this and it worked for me. I felt like crap in clothes that didn’t fit. I spent money and bought 2 nice pairs of jeans 1 size bigger. Felt much better (less snug and I LOOKED better) and thus had more confidence. I then started to drop the weight. I was coming from a place of confidence and self love, not self loathing!

  • i love your videos. you are actually the only you tuber that i truly “follow”. so happy to see another video! your talks are really nice to hear. my entire background with “dieting” is basically a mirror to yours so its really nice hearing advice from someone a little ahead of me in the mix:)

  • This week alone ive been focusing on changing my everyday diet to high carb low fat, drinking much more water, avoiding meat & dairy as much as i can and doing more plant based meals and i already feel amazing!

  • Everything you said on this video happened to me. This is one of the best videos I’ve ever watched with weight loss. Thank you! ✨✨✨

  • i am trying to spread about intuitive eatng in Korea bc apparently nobody knows about it:) i have second meet-up with people who are dealing with overeating. youare video encouraged me to give them so much amazing tips:)! thank you Josei

  • I’m doing 5 days a week, not excited honestly. But I know I need this. For myself, for my future kids, and wife. Even for my immediate family. I wanna be the best me I could be. Thanks for this video! Helped me a lot.

  • Josie! Thank you so much for your channel! It’s been helping me tremendously through my own struggles. You’re an inspiration lady! <3

  • ive been watching your videos over and over again when I feel lost at my journey to being healthy.. you are my inspiration and Im happy that I found your video.. cheers to you..

  • I think its ok to binge sometimes or have a treat day…as long as it doesn’t cause an unhealthy relationship with food. I personally love my treat day

  • +Josie Mai how much trial and error and intuitive eating did it take you to learn your diet and exercise patterns? I want to understand and apply the positive messages in your videos to my lifestyle so bad but it’s so hard because I want to see results quickly you know? So I’m just curious how long your journey took you.

  • Literally was going to search for a video like this and ended up in my home page. Always seem to get burnt out with the gym after 4-8 weeks. My biggest issue is constantly craving fast food and drinking. I’m not huge by any means but I’ve definitely put on 25lbs of fat in the last year. This video helped a lot. Any quick tips for me to help with my food and drinking issue?

  • you are so bomb your motivation is so strong i feel it coming from your soul! you also look great here you face looks so beautifully defined and your hair looks luscious.

  • Thank you for saying “Buy bigger pants!!” I did this and it worked for me. I felt like crap in clothes that didn’t fit. I spent money and bought 2 nice pairs of jeans 1 size bigger. Felt much better (less snug and I LOOKED better) and thus had more confidence. I then started to drop the weight. I was coming from a place of confidence and self love, not self loathing!

  • I’m on my way to losing 30 pounds, I’m a bit overweight. I wanted to know how I could stay constant with my exercise and my life style change. Thank you for the info!

  • “Don’t try to fix this in a few months because you didn’t create this in a few months.”

    Yes, so true!! I needed this because I am VERY hard on myself. ✨����

  • I don’t think I have resonated this much with anyone else I’ve watched on youtube…everything you said was spot on with what I went through. You’re channel really is golden. Keep up the good work Josie! You are an inspiration!

  • I try to really savor my treats as well! I make it a really nice experience for myself. Plus, I would actually feel less stressed because my cravings would be satisfied!

  • This is the best advise ever. “Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else”. That’s gold, Josie!!!

  • I recently started my weight loss journey. I’ve been going to the gym and I completely cut off soda and started drinking water. I still feel bad sometimes because I don’t eat healthy but I try to make myself feel better and say to myself that at least I’m starting off somewhere.

  • ive been watching your videos over and over again when I feel lost at my journey to being healthy.. you are my inspiration and Im happy that I found your video.. cheers to you..

  • What is your opinion on social media and its effect on recovery? Like do you still follow a bunch of girls who are tracking macros and competing and doing restrictive diets on IG/YouTube/snapchat/twitter? Do you think this has an effect on people who are trying to stop being so restrictive? Just curious of your opinion on this. It’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately!:)

  • I can relate so much. I had a time when I restricted certain foods (esp carbs), and that was the time when I thought more about those foods than ever before. When I finally allowed myself to have a bit of those “off-limits” foods, I would go crazy. Glad I’m no longer doing that!

  • First, love your videos. I’ve learned a lot from following your journey. I saw a shirt on one of your other videos that said something like “exercise is a privilege.” Not sure if that’s the exact words, but it was something close to that. I tried finding it on the product link under this video, but apparently the site no longer assist. Not sure how to find your product, and specifically that t-shirt, but if you could let me know I would appreciate it. Thanks so much!!

  • My will power gets stronger during the day because the day is almost gone and i gots to get going and moving and on right track asap time is ticking tick tock

  • I really appreciate you educating me on your fitness goals I lost 200lbs in 2010 had a kidney transplant 2014 steroids put 80 lbs on me I had weight loss surgery 2016 however 20/20 I have gained 35 pounds im trying to get these pounds off your education is so helpful. I’ve already started my weight-loss Journey so thank you for the encouragement. I have watch your journey you’re the best����
    Congratulations on your weight loss

  • Josie Mai!!!!! U r not gonna believe this………..while at my sons track meet right now at your school at o’connell. On my way out of the rest room I just happen to look at the pics and trophies by the gym. I saw your pic, I guess it was with the swim team. At first glance I just thought she looked familiar but I saw a couple of the letters on your jacket an saw the j and o and figured it had to be u.

  • Went from 180 to 160 in half a year but started eating more protein and doing consistent beginner calisthenics for a month and now I’m 168. Hope I’m gaining good weight and not bad weight
    Edit: I’m 5’10

  • Love your message, weight gain should not be feared. I have gained about 7 pounds over these past few months and I am the happiest that I have ever been with my weight and how I feel:) self love for the win

  • I must admit i was on roll until we got hit with all this bad weather.
    I already missed 4 days.
    I have been eating on a routine.7,10,1 2, 3, small portion, and then a very light meal.

  • I love how simplified this video is. I related to this message so deeply. It just takes the “pressure” off and allows you to ease into the lifestyle!

  • Basically attack small goals sometimes what makes the whole weight loss or gain muscle goal so hard is that we got school or a job or something in our lives that is of the same importance. You gotta go after one small goal at a time and not muscle it through cause like he said will power runs out but instead slowly make it a lifestyle you dont want to suffer for 2 weeks to lose 10 pounds and then gain it back cause you dont got the right habits Change your lifestyle and your habits before your life can change Good luck to you all and god bless remember its fine to have results but dont let that hapiness take over and make you celebrate and ruin it, the results youll see are just there for you to remind you of how far youve come and if you ever are about to give up come back to this comment and remember this I BELIEVE YOU CAN

  • I’m weird I guess �� I love burpees, spin class, the elliptical and lately the stair master �� Mind you I used to despise the stair master ��������������‍♀️

  • I needed this message right now. I went vegan and gained weight. I know this choice is better for me. But im so self conscience about how my clothes fit and how my body looks. I’m looking forward to the change. thanks for your kind words.

  • Wow I haven’t been consistent in the gym and this was just a great refresher and reminder of me trying to get back into the gym! Thank you this helped ����

  • Everything you said on this video happened to me. This is one of the best videos I’ve ever watched with weight loss. Thank you! ✨✨✨

  • i came on youtube tonight to search for videos on how to overcome disordered eating, but i spotted this video in my subscription box and i couldnt be more thankful

  • Yea, I have to disagree. People should enjoy the food they eat as well as the workouts they do. The reason most people give up is because people push whole food diets on them. Let’s be real, whole foods can be extremely boring. Flexible dieting is the best way to go because it means you don’t have to cut out all the foods you like. Once you cut all of your favourite stuff out, you will fail. Cheat days are also a huge way for beginners to fail bc since they go so long without having a snack, once it touches their mouth it’s game over. It’s more than a diet, it’s a lifestyle and eating completely clean is not something majority of people can do. For example I have protein French toast every morning. I add a serving and a half of dark chocolate chips to it and have light syrup but I also use white bread. It fits my calorie intake and it also doesn’t make me crave chocolate bc my brain doesn’t forget what it tastes like. Also movement is not exercise. Some people would hear that and think oh so if I just walk around my house a few times a day I’ll lose weight. Those are the type of people who work out abs once and look in the mirror expecting to see them. Remember when you say things like that there are people who believe that. Those are the people who want to do the least amount possible with maximum results. If you want to lose weight go for long walks, go on runs if you can. Find something exciting like skipping and take it slow at first. Just my thoughts on your approach to things

  • I have reached my goal w weight/ fitness. But I am having a problem w maintaining. I have a problem w my lunches…..we get free food at work it is unhealthy and it is set up right next to my office. I meal prep for breakfast but I don’t have enough time for lunch prep. I spend 4 hrs in commuting to work. Does anyone know any suggestions?
    Workouts deceased to only weekends. I am so tired after work. This week I will make it in to the gym at least 2x and keep my weekend gym activity. The struggle is real even after obtaining the goals.

  • This video let me know I’m doing a good job. I’ve been dieting for about 3 weeks now (this is the longest I’ve ever stuck to my diet) and I told myself I wouldn’t step foot in a gym until I got my nutrition right. 90% of the time, I eat 1 ingredient foods but sure there are times I’ll “cheat” but after those cheat meals, I always flush it with a gallon of water & green tea — I started at 175 and I’m 166 now. Ima give myself probably another 2 weeks before I start working out.

    Hopefully by my birthday in February, I’ll be 115 �� wish my luck

  • Miss mai I went trough the same thing, but I called for Help. I currently had a bf of 3% and I need to up it, but I dont want to lose my toned legs. she put me on a heavy mans diet to up it, but I Walk a lot due to boredome so I feel like I am disturbing the Progress’. I nead to gain Weight, but not the muscle kind the Fat kind. but my mind is in a Battle between Yes lift and become heavy but less Fat, but you are rating that much to gain Fat and gain YOUR Health and YOUR period. so should I just take a Break and Weight trainer later if I am Healthy again?

  • I don’t think I have resonated this much with anyone else I’ve watched on youtube…everything you said was spot on with what I went through. You’re channel really is golden. Keep up the good work Josie! You are an inspiration!

  • I was restricting myself because I wanted to lose some weight because I gained loads of it as my hormones went crazy!! I binged on food on the weekends and eat healthy on week days and I did not lose any weight what so ever, do you think that this was the issue why I was not losing any weight? now I am back on track and I hope to lose weight the healthy way

  • THIS CAME ON MY FEED AT THE PERFECT TIME!!! I recently started roller derby and “derby doesn’t make you fit, you get fit for derby”. I have practice tonight and I decided to be lazy today, but I knew I needed to get up and workout and keep my improved eating habits. Then this video popped up on my feed. Now I’m about to start my workout. Thank you so much for this.

  • Yes gurl!! I lift 6 days a week run 6 to 9 miles because I enjoy it!! I love lifting!! I eat 2300 to 2500 calories! yes I do!! I feel so good! and I do NOT track anything… mindfully, yes I do… macros I estimate, but it does NOT run my life!! I eat healthy and 150% am for moderating not deprivation!!! and my friends and family just do not get it…. so hard… but I do not need to convince them… I’m on my own journey to love myself! and that is hard enough! thank you Joise! I hope someday I can meet you! you have helped me more than you know gurl!! ♡♡♡

  • Wow I haven’t been consistent in the gym and this was just a great refresher and reminder of me trying to get back into the gym! Thank you this helped ����

  • I’m on my way to losing 30 pounds, I’m a bit overweight. I wanted to know how I could stay constant with my exercise and my life style change. Thank you for the info!

  • I think the best part of your channel is the fact that not only do we get good sound advice, but there’s practical wisdom in everything you teach. It’s so refreshing and right on point. Always a subscriber

  • My goodness you hit the nail on the head. I really need to watch this video again and again and again til I get it in my head. I have to parent myself. Thanks my sista, I need to hear this. Always nice to see your smile.��

  • Wow!!
    I have a new found respect for u.
    Thank u for saying, ” You are not going to want to do it.” And you have to “parent yourself.”

    That males me know I am not crazy or something is wrong with me. Others r going thru the same thing.
    Thank u.

  • This is the best advise ever. “Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else”. That’s gold, Josie!!!

  • My guy I just recently discovered your channel thank you for providing some fire content must I make 1 reccomedation GET WELL AND GET WEALTHY

  • u r really the best youtuber ever….ur tips r so so sooooooo amaaaziiiing..all what u have mentioned is happening with me..all the fear and stuff..but when i listen to ur “golden” tips yah that’s how i call them..I just feel like i am ok with everything in life..so thank u so much..xx xx

  • all about fighting for balance <3 in a world where society tells us how we should look, I think it's messages like these that help us redefine beauty and "fitness standards"...love love love your channel.

  • Great advice! You’ve really helped me get out of the “clean eating” mindset because no foods are “bad.” I’ve also come to terms with my weight and the various fluctuations that it goes through. I used to cringe whenever I see it go up, but now I understand that fluctuations are natural, and my body just likes being where it likes to be. It’s just really nice being able to enjoy all types of foods without feeling guilty.

  • I’ve been watching your video’s for over a year now, and you have helped me so much!!! I’m finally at a stage where I am eating whatever I want and exercising when I feel like it. I’ve finally got out of the restricting/binging cycle, and in the past 3 months I’ve been consistently losing weight and feeling great:D Thanks for all your hard work <3333

  • Okay! I totally understand this! It happens to me with cookies… For example last week I was with my period and I ate the whole box of cookies, so I realized I shouldn’t restrict so much! And yesterday I ate super healthy all day, and then I had ONE cookie:) I felt so happy

  • I can relate so much. I had a time when I restricted certain foods (esp carbs), and that was the time when I thought more about those foods than ever before. When I finally allowed myself to have a bit of those “off-limits” foods, I would go crazy. Glad I’m no longer doing that!

  • First, love your videos. I’ve learned a lot from following your journey. I saw a shirt on one of your other videos that said something like “exercise is a privilege.” Not sure if that’s the exact words, but it was something close to that. I tried finding it on the product link under this video, but apparently the site no longer assist. Not sure how to find your product, and specifically that t-shirt, but if you could let me know I would appreciate it. Thanks so much!!

  • Wats up Brix I’m over weight rightnow 7-18-2020 ok all the things u talk about in your Chanel will see if they really work and I will get back to you and let you know and YouTube know if you are a true person a true friend I’m not trying to bring u down because what u said I just Wana know if your really trying to help people or try to make money or popular I know what your thinking right now why is this guy talking crappy about me.Im not Brix jus Wana see if your working session really works my problem my chest area and lose weight I’m 5-10 235lbs I should be at least 195lb will see

  • Yes!! This video is spot on what I went through.I thought clean eating was the way to go, and then when I ate something out of the ordinary I would have massive bloat, stomach pain, horrible headaches. It wasn’t until I started cooking with salt, adding ketchup or bbq sauce to my meals, or fun stuff like you mentioned that it went away. I can go out now and get a burger AND fries and wake up feeling fine! Yes, a little bloated, but nothing like before. I can go out to eat at restaurants with friends and not feel the need to binge on everything when I get home. I still struggle some days, but I know I am getting stronger. This video was awesome, and I am so glad you made this video!!

    ***and Yes I bought bigger pants, it was so uncomfortable wearing jeans that were skin tight and just made me feel worse. But your so right!!!

  • I wish there was some way to have you on speed-dial Josieest of all Mai’s. Why don’t you make a podcast and combine it with your beautiful singing…that way we can listen to your calming voice of reason on the pronto.

  • Thanks for sharing my dear. I love these little moment of truth videos 😉 Definitely appreciate the honesty and tips from personal experience. You make me laugh, think, and get inspired

  • I can not even tell you how much your videos mean to me, Josie! I feel like we’ve went through an extremely similar journey, and it makes me so so so happy to see someone promoting a message I am also trying to live by! Sending alllll the love����

  • Thanks for the tips Brix. I just found you and you are a real inspiration for me. Thank you.
    I am dealing with my weight also and I would appreciate if you or anyone reading would go follow my instagram to follow my weight loss go to: @holyfatboi
    instagram.com/holyfatboi
    Thanks and have a good day.

  • I have reached my goal w weight/ fitness. But I am having a problem w maintaining. I have a problem w my lunches…..we get free food at work it is unhealthy and it is set up right next to my office. I meal prep for breakfast but I don’t have enough time for lunch prep. I spend 4 hrs in commuting to work. Does anyone know any suggestions?
    Workouts deceased to only weekends. I am so tired after work. This week I will make it in to the gym at least 2x and keep my weekend gym activity. The struggle is real even after obtaining the goals.

  • i love your videos. you are actually the only you tuber that i truly “follow”. so happy to see another video! your talks are really nice to hear. my entire background with “dieting” is basically a mirror to yours so its really nice hearing advice from someone a little ahead of me in the mix:)

  • “Just get bigger pant, and you will be like yeah I feel so free and I feel so good” YOU HAD ME CRACKING�� Balance is the key to succes���� I hope you are back to uploading. Love your videos, you’re mah fave❤️

  • This video was right on time! I’m restarting my healthy lifestyle for the umpteenth time and I’m so sick of falling off! I truly want this to be my life

  • Yes gurl!! I lift 6 days a week run 6 to 9 miles because I enjoy it!! I love lifting!! I eat 2300 to 2500 calories! yes I do!! I feel so good! and I do NOT track anything… mindfully, yes I do… macros I estimate, but it does NOT run my life!! I eat healthy and 150% am for moderating not deprivation!!! and my friends and family just do not get it…. so hard… but I do not need to convince them… I’m on my own journey to love myself! and that is hard enough! thank you Joise! I hope someday I can meet you! you have helped me more than you know gurl!! ♡♡♡

  • Just now seeing this video for the first time. I don’t comment ever! But I’ve been struggling with this exact topic. This was very well needed to hear thank you.

  • I can not even tell you how much your videos mean to me, Josie! I feel like we’ve went through an extremely similar journey, and it makes me so so so happy to see someone promoting a message I am also trying to live by! Sending alllll the love����

  • i came on youtube tonight to search for videos on how to overcome disordered eating, but i spotted this video in my subscription box and i couldnt be more thankful

  • I think its ok to binge sometimes or have a treat day…as long as it doesn’t cause an unhealthy relationship with food. I personally love my treat day

  • If I’m really serious about losing weight I will get back to you by December of this year wish me luck Brix can u do a SHOUT TO ME SO I KNOW YOU READ MY COMMENT TO YOU. PLEASE TNX AGAIN BRIX AND OUT OF EVERYONE U CAME OUT THE BEST THAT WOULD WORK OUT FOR ME TNX AGAIN BRIX SEE U IN DECEMBER 2020

  • you are so bomb your motivation is so strong i feel it coming from your soul! you also look great here you face looks so beautifully defined and your hair looks luscious.

  • I think the best part of your channel is the fact that not only do we get good sound advice, but there’s practical wisdom in everything you teach. It’s so refreshing and right on point. Always a subscriber

  • “Just get bigger pant, and you will be like yeah I feel so free and I feel so good” YOU HAD ME CRACKING�� Balance is the key to succes���� I hope you are back to uploading. Love your videos, you’re mah fave❤️

  • Miss mai I went trough the same thing, but I called for Help. I currently had a bf of 3% and I need to up it, but I dont want to lose my toned legs. she put me on a heavy mans diet to up it, but I Walk a lot due to boredome so I feel like I am disturbing the Progress’. I nead to gain Weight, but not the muscle kind the Fat kind. but my mind is in a Battle between Yes lift and become heavy but less Fat, but you are rating that much to gain Fat and gain YOUR Health and YOUR period. so should I just take a Break and Weight trainer later if I am Healthy again?

  • Great advice! You’ve really helped me get out of the “clean eating” mindset because no foods are “bad.” I’ve also come to terms with my weight and the various fluctuations that it goes through. I used to cringe whenever I see it go up, but now I understand that fluctuations are natural, and my body just likes being where it likes to be. It’s just really nice being able to enjoy all types of foods without feeling guilty.

  • Wats up Brix I’m over weight rightnow 7-18-2020 ok all the things u talk about in your Chanel will see if they really work and I will get back to you and let you know and YouTube know if you are a true person a true friend I’m not trying to bring u down because what u said I just Wana know if your really trying to help people or try to make money or popular I know what your thinking right now why is this guy talking crappy about me.Im not Brix jus Wana see if your working session really works my problem my chest area and lose weight I’m 5-10 235lbs I should be at least 195lb will see

  • Good shit bro, plain straight and simple for those that start out to hard then crash then say it’s too hard, take it one step at a time, ������

  • Basically attack small goals sometimes what makes the whole weight loss or gain muscle goal so hard is that we got school or a job or something in our lives that is of the same importance. You gotta go after one small goal at a time and not muscle it through cause like he said will power runs out but instead slowly make it a lifestyle you dont want to suffer for 2 weeks to lose 10 pounds and then gain it back cause you dont got the right habits Change your lifestyle and your habits before your life can change Good luck to you all and god bless remember its fine to have results but dont let that hapiness take over and make you celebrate and ruin it, the results youll see are just there for you to remind you of how far youve come and if you ever are about to give up come back to this comment and remember this I BELIEVE YOU CAN

  • I wish there was some way to have you on speed-dial Josieest of all Mai’s. Why don’t you make a podcast and combine it with your beautiful singing…that way we can listen to your calming voice of reason on the pronto.