It’s that time of the year. Weight loss and living a healthier lifestyle is on most peoples mind. I’ve helped a lot of people lose weight unfortunately I’ve seen more people attempt unsuccessfully to lose weight than necessary. The difference between the successes and the failures is 3 things. You’re probably thinking dieting, weight training, and cardio. Yeah? No! Of course weight loss requires eating healthy and exercising. That’s a given. However, if you really want to be successful you’re going to need these 3 things: Focus, Discipline, and Consistency. That’s it. Without them you’re destined for failure. Think back to anything that you’ve achieved personally or professionally. You will find these 3 things. Focus, discipline, and consistency. It’s impossible to have any level of success in anything without them, especially weight loss and lifestyle change. Let’s examine these three words a little further.
Focus – A point of concentration
If you’re going to make significant changes to your body it’s going to take time (3 Months minimum). A clear focus, a mental picture of exactly what you are going to accomplish will allow you to stay the course. If you lose your focus you won’t make it to your goal. You will become distracted by the “things” that will knock you off course and cloud your vision. With a clear focus “Things” may attempt to creep in but you won’t allow them ruin your plan. You will figure out a way to handle whatever comes up while staying focus on your goals.
Discipline – Training to act in accordance with established rules
As I mentioned earlier, you know part of losing weight is eating healthy and exercising. Here is when discipline comes in. Eating healthy is easy to say but hard to do in this fast paced, fast food, unhealthy environment that we are surrounded by. Exercising for weight loss requires hard work. You need to do more than jump on the treadmill or spend a half hour on the elliptical. You need to put yourself in an uncomfortable state in order to create a metabolic disturbance, which will allow you to boost your metabolism and burn fat. You will need discipline to say “No” to all of the “things” that can sneak in and make you lose your focus. And you will need to say it frequently. So when everyone wants pizza and beer you need to be disciplined. When you want to over indulge in wine you need to be disciplined. When you want to go home after work instead of the gym you need discipline.
Consistency – Steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.
Lastly, and most importantly you need to be consistent. Consistency is good habits over a lengthy period of time. 1 great day of eating and exercising will do nothing. 1 week will make you feel better. 1 month will create a habit that will lead to major visual changes if you stay consistent and continue for another month or 2. The consistent application of healthy eating and exercise will allow you to lose weight and life a healthy lifestyle.
So before you think about how you’re going to change your eating and how many times you’re going to get to the gym. Answer the following questions:
What do you really want to accomplish?
What’s your short and long term goal?
What sacrifices you are willing to make to get there, what are you willing to give up?
What are you going to eliminate or change in your life so that you can behave in a disciplined manner?
How is your schedule going to change so you can exercise consistently? We offer unlimited training and all you have to do is get here!!!
How and when are you going to prepare you meals?
After you’ve answered these questions and only after you answered these questions should you get started. Then it’s simple. Call us. We offer unlimited personal training and have everything you need to get you to your goal.