Chatting with a close friend over the weekend, she said, ”I feel so defeated, no matter what I do my weight is staying the same…what gives?” I know I’ve felt this disappointment, haven’t you? After asking her a bunch of questions, we came to the conclusion her problem was two-fold.
1. She was expecting results too quickly and then giving up…only to start back up again heavier than before.
2. Her heart wasn’t in it.
Eating right and exercising for a short period of time, only to throw in the towel and eat whatever you want will set you back every time. If your relationship with fat loss goals feel like a roller coaster; you are taking one step forward and two steps backwards.
People often ask me how to get in shape, how to lose fat and what the secret is.
The secret is, there is no secret. It’s your choice.
You’re going to have to work out harder than you ever have. You are going to have to eat clean and you’re going to have to do it with an honest commitment for 12 weeks to really see a difference. Ouch! I know this doesn’t sound anything like an infomercial promising 20 pounds in 20 days, but when you put the work in the sense of accomplishment will forever change you and the results are long-lasting.
May I encourage you to answer these five questions and put a date on your goal:
1. Why do I want to lose weight or get fit?
2. What are they major obstacles to my success?
3. How am I going to overcome these obstacles?
4. What am I going to do when I feel like giving up?
5. Why will this be the time I succeed, and when do I expect to meet my goal?
Why is it that one person will achieve their goal and another won’t? What’s the difference? I believe the answer lies in their personal answers to the questions above.
Don’t you think we throw in the towel too quickly? How many times has a plateau frustrated you to the point of giving up? Be more forgiving of yourself. Don’t let one slice of pizza turn into an entire weekend of bad eating. Catch yourself, and begin again, and again and even again.
Resign in your mind. This is your time.
Put your heart in it and make an emotional commitment. Get that date on the calendar and turn your lean dream into your reality.
Always remember you’re only one clean meal or one great workout away from being back on track.
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