In a previous article in this series I spoke about how most of us have ‘brakes’ applied to so many different areas of our lives that it’s next to impossible to get any real headway and break the fat loss inertia that we’re under. https://www.rponlinecoaching.com/
Despite trying ever-stricter diets, ever-harder workouts and every new fat loss and fitness fad that comes on the market, it seems that few, if any, are able to see any real progress and even those that do tend to get caught up in the old fat loss 2-step of 1 step forward, 2 steps back where they lose a bunch of weight and gain it all back again.
Often with interest.
Now, it would be easy to say that it’s because the diets themselves don’t work or because the workouts aren’t effective but that’s not the case. In fact, every single diet and every single workout you’ve ever heard of will work for a time before coming to a grinding halt. So yes, while it’s true that some workouts and some diets work better than others, the truth is they ALL work.
So, why aren’t they working for you?
It’s because you haven’t taken the brakes off, plain and simple.
And that’s a shame because it’s so easy to take them off and start seeing some very real progress almost immediately but, of course, for that to happen you need to know what those brakes are in the first place, right?
So here’s the first brake you need to remove to start seeing results.
You’re Unclear Why You’re Here.
Most people talk about ‘getting in shape’ or ‘losing some weight’ or ‘toning up’ because they don’t have the slightest clue about what they really want to look like, feel like or what they want their body to be able to do. So instead of clarity of focus which, of course, will lead to clarity of action, they are ‘fuzzy’ about what they want to accomplish from their exercise and diet efforts.
The trouble is, fuzzy don’t cut it when it comes to achieving amazing, spectacular, jaw-dropping results. In fact, fuzzy kills them dead before they even start.
You’ve no doubt heard the expression ‘you can’t hit a target you never hang’ which means, of course, that if you don’t know what you’re aiming at you stand no chance of achieving it and this applies building as much to building a great body as it does to anything else.
Simply put, if you don’t know EXACTLY what ‘getting in shape’ ‘losing some weight’ or ‘toning up’ means to you, then you’re never going to achieve any of these things, let alone stay that way.
As I’m always telling my personal training clients, you’ve got to be clear why you’re here.
Without this clarity you’re left to the mercy of chance and, worse still, willpower.
If you don’t know what you want to accomplish then it’s a roll of the dice as to whether you’ll accomplish ANYTHING at all. This is why you often here people complain of having gone to the gym for years yet getting no real results.
It’s because their efforts aren’t focused.
It’s also why you hear of people falling off their diets, dropping out of their training and trying again and again and again through willpower to get back on track. They’ll never do it though. Not if they don’t have something to apply that will to in the first place. Without a clear goal to aim at, they’ll be caught up in a perpetual battle with their willpower and hoping against hope that ‘this time, this one time…’ they’ll finally achieve the breakthrough they’re hoping for.
So that’s the bad news!
But before you go thinking this is all sounding a bit ‘doom and gloom’, think again. As powerful a brake to fatloss success as fuzzy focus can be, it’s easy to remove it and see some pretty amazing results in super-quick time.
It’s as simple as choosing.
Choosing what you want to achieve, why you want to achieve it and what you’re willing to do to have it come true for you in your life. It can be summarised in 4 simple steps that you can apply right away to start seeing results.
1. Know what you want to achieve and by when – Be clear why you’re here. What does the perfect you look like?
EXACTLY? Picture your thighs, your butt, your stomach, your chest, your arms and anywhere else that you’d like to
see a change. What do you want them to look like? Do you know the weight you want to be? The clothing size? Specific measurements? Write them down.