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Lose Weight And Build Muscle

Weight loss can be very discouraging especially when you are stuck with the thought of going to the gym all day or completely changing your eating habits. In reality, fat loss is not so difficult when you change your mindset and take baby steps. Today I will discuss some of the methods I use to lose weight and build muscle at the same time.

Lose Weight Build Muscle
Lose weight and build muscle at the same time. Photo by Shaping You Now

At a certain point in my life I was dealing with substance abuse. I found a rehab that take insurance, and decided that it was time to do something about my problem. While there they taught me many things to overcome my problem, and one of was exercise. People don’t believe it’ll happen until they experience it: exercise takes your mind off of things, greatly reduces stress, and releases endorphins, so you will feel better overall. When you’re dealing with something as terrible as trying to overcome a drug addiction it can make a huge difference. Here I am free of my addictions, and still exercising regularly.

The first thing I had to do was change the way I think. I had to believe that I could really lose weight and build muscle mass at the same time. I wanted to lose my gut and I needed to build my physique as well so I made up my mind that is possible and I just had to stay consistent with my workouts.

The next thing I did was go to the gym for thirty minutes each day after work. I did weight lifting for 30 minutes and I hit the treadmill for 15 minutes. I never stayed in the gym no longer than 45 minutes.

Workout Daily

My goal was to workout for at least three times per week and eat more salads and fruits. I did cheat and eat deserts from time to time but I made sure that I stayed consistent with my weight loss routine.

Bring A Partner to Lose Weight and Build Muscle

I had a coworker that was interested in losing weight and building muscle as well so we went to the gym together and held each other accountable. It is always better to have a partner for motivation and to help improve each other’s potential.

After a couple months of going to the gym each week we started to see noticeable results and our confidence started to build. It did not happen overnight and it really took a lot of dedication to get real results. We really had to work hard and push each other to stay focused.

I tried to build muscle and lose my gut in the past but I was not successful because I could not believe I could do it and I did not stay consistent. Once I changed my mindset and came up with a plan, it was more easy to stay focused so I could achieve my goal. All I wanted to do as lose a little weight and build some muscle mass.

Although it took me several months to reach my goal, I was happy because everything was all natural and I did not have to take any special supplements except protein shakes after my workouts. Now I don’t take anything at all and my results are still the same.

If I can do it, you can too if you just take massive imperfect action and try your best. Weight loss and muscle building takes a lot of hard work and a strong mindset but anyone can do it if they have faith and really believe in themselves, sometimes the use of supplements like provasil can also help out.

Leeman Taylor
B.S. Criminal Justice
Real Estate Investor