Our expert says:
I'm worried that you are putting too much pressure on yourself to lose those kilograms. I don't know where you heard that your goal weight is 57 kg, but whoever said that should be shot! NO, just kidding, but seriously, your ideal weight is anywhere between 57 and 70 kg. The reason it is so wide a range is because people are so different and because people might have differences in how much muscle they have. For example, if you have a lot more muscle mass, you will weigh 65 kg, but this does not mean that you are overweight. NOt at all! In fact, as someone on the forum said, it's a good thing to increase your muscle mass, but you have to understand that your weight might go up. You are extremely light for your height. A BMI of 20 means that you are in fact almost underweight, and it really does not surprise me that you are not losing weight. You have very little to lose. Remember an ideal BMI is anything between 20 and 25, and so the average is probably about 23, you are well under it. Your exercise routine sounds very good. You do enough cardio, I would imagine that you are very fit. As for the muscle above your knees, I can vouch for guys that women with well defined legs are very attractive, and if you just keep up what you are doing, you will get there, but you must be patient.
Remember that once you reach your ideal weight, as you have, then the next goal is to improve fitness, to tone and to get some definition. Over time, these will happen, but you have to be patient because they do take more time.
Finally, as for diets and fancy physical trainers, you don't need any of those, you are on the path, you just have to keep going and reshift your focus from weight loss, which I really don't think you need, to toning and improving your fitness. HEre's a challenge for you - perhaps you can set yourself a goal, maybe like doing a womens' road race (10 km) and then train for that. I know that you are not walking or running, but perhaps you could start. Otherwise, set yourself mini goals in the gym, like saying you will cycle 20 km on the bicycle in a certain time by the end of November and then go for that. I think that if you take the focus off the weight, and go for fitness and enjoyment, the results will come as a matter of course, killing two birds with one stone, effectively.
Finally, and this is advice that perhaps you will not want to follow, but I would go out and treat myself to some junk food every once in a while. Regimented training and diet very rarely work, if you are happy without junk food, that's fine, but if you feel like it is a massive sacrifice, then don't punish yourself by quitting altogether - say to yourself that once a month, you will treat yourself and the family to something, and then enjoy with a clear conscience.
Good luck with the training, you are doing well, you are at a great weight and you must just continue to enjoy it!
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