The Secret To Weight Loss
So as we all know being overweight is a problem for your health.
As to the extent of problems -well that’s down to how overweight you are how long you have been in that position.
Type 2 Diabetes, Stroke, Heart attacks, Kidney problems, Liver Problems, Bad Breath, Sore joints to name some of the more commonly know health issues.
So I’m sure that if you have tried to loose weight – you’ve tried at least one or two ways of doing so?
And if you’ve had success and kept it off then congratulations!!! I applaud you!
However, If you are someone who struggles to shift those extra pounds on a consistent basis then you have finally found a solid answer you can rely on…
Step 1 – Get Disturbed. Make it worse that it is if you need to – you need it to get to a place where it will get you to the point you need to do something about it! Take a blood test to see what your body looks like on the inside, try on a pair of jeans that used to fit, look at yourself in the mirror naked and tell yourself how you really feel.
Pain is your friend if you don’t just live there, if you use it as a signal that something is wrong and something needs to change then it an become your friend.
Otherwise you can get around people who have what you want – where people are REALLY fit & healthy. This alone – being around people who have what you want will be a natural way of pulling yourself toward that as it has become the norm of the people you spend your time with.
Step 2 – While feeling this disturbance, you make a real decision. That decision requires what you want, not the game plan – here’s the difference…
What you want is to loose 20lbs, have your energy increased, have healthier skin and to fit into that pair of jeans from a few years ago.
Not run 15 miles and fall over as a pile of hot, cramped & sweaty mess!
Focus on what you want, why you want it and what you can do about it.
If you cant run, swim, walk, try an exercise class, do something at home, dance furiously in the living room with music! Whatever it takes!!
Step 3 – Create a real plan. The clearer a goal is the easier it is to accomplish it.
If i said to you “throw this pen (I handed you a pen) Over there”
And I pointed to a large office space
What are the chances you would hit the specific thing I wanted?
0-none, that’s how much!
Now If I said you “aim for that specific bin right there” & I walked up to it and touched it, you would know exactly where to aim for right?
Weight loss is the same, “loosing weight” is a really bad goal, “20lbs in 6 months” is great!
Step 4 – Don’t start doubting yourself. Along the way there will be some hard times, some days you wont want to eat right & exercise but it’s on those days where the real work begins!
You, like me have probably had time in your life where you have done something that before you set out, thought it would be impossible then did it!
Keeping that goal in mind as much as possible throughout the day will be a fantastic way of ensuring you thing “how can I” when problems arise.
Step 5 – Set yourself up to win. Have your running shoes by the bed, clear out the rubbish food from the cupboards and don’t arrange those huge nights out.
Am I saying you can’t have fun?
No – I’m not a complete Health & Fitness Freak
I occasionally enjoy eating really unhealthy, tasty food, but I also train my ass off!
The real secret is to have to have a balance that is tilted towards your goals so you can do it for a very long period of time without going mad or seeing no results.
Step 6 – TAKE ACTION. Nothing will happen if the only thing you do is read this blog entry and go back to doing what you always do.
In a years time you will be worse than were you were now and probably more frustrated as a rsult of loosing weight and putting it back on again Read here for more on that here.
Step 6 – Reward yourself when you hit you’ve goal and set another! As humans we thrive of working towards a goal. If we accomplish that goal we should have a reward!
That reward can be anything you like but make sure its something that really cement is that hard work pays off.
Once you’ve celebrated set another goal, maybe something not quite so adventurous this time – how about to maintain current body fat/dress size for 6 months?
Whatever take your fancy
The main thing is that as we move towards the ‘ideal’ – whatever that is for you – we keep our bodies in a state that allows us to be energetic, happy & driven to get what w want & a healthy body that isn’t being weighed down by unnecessary body fat is in my opinion the worlds #1 problem that can be fixed by ourselves.
So set a goal & smash it!