Have you ever heard of the Law of Compensation? It is the same basic concept of you reap what you sow. It says that you can never be compensated in the long run more than you put in. Kind of makes sense when you think about the people who never work, win the lottery, and then are broke a few months later. They didn't put in the work to earn that compensation.  I am a true believer in the Law of Compensation. I have always done the extra things, even when I thought there was no way possible it could help me. (Note-this does not apply to lawn care or any other household chores)  So what does this have to do with you? Nothing I just love bragging about myself. Wait, no I had a point. The same rule applies to getting in shape and losing weight. The more work you put in, the more you get compensated or in this case less of you is accumulated. I don't mean you have to workout more, I mean you have to put in the effort outside of your workout. You have to get the proper amount of sleep, cut down on your stress, eat right, etc... Do all of this in 4 week blocks just like we do in boot camp. Be absolutely committed to the next 4 weeks and see how good you do. The more results you get, the more motivated you will be to continue on with your positive changes.  Make the next 4 weeks about making wholesale changes in your life that you can stick to. Put in the effort and it will be worth your while.