If you’ve ever gone on a diet or tried to change your body in some way, you likely know how hard it can truly be. And you’re not alone.
But after hundreds of clients all over the world, I’ve come up with a framework of sorts for how to make sure you stick with your fitness goals and actually experience the transformation you want.
Start With Your Goal And Determine What You Can Do To Reach It
Let’s say your goal is to lose 50 pounds in the next 6 months. This is hypothetical… your goal should be personal to you.
Now write out all the things that must change in order to help you reach this goal.
- Begin exercising regularly
- Eating better
- Cutting out fast food
- Eliminating snacking
- Going to bed on time and getting enough rest
- Taking proper rest days
Now that you know all the things that you must change to make your transformation a reality, here’s what to do next:
Pick One Thing And ONLY One Thing
This is just the starting point, but it’s super important.
Most people fail because they’re trying to do too much at once and it always backfires. None of the transformations you’ve seen of mine were because the person was perfect. It was because they stuck to the process and were consistent.
Pick one thing, such as exercising regularly and stick to that for 2-3 weeks, or however long it takes to make it a solid habit. This is important because just focusing on this one thing to change, you’re able to give more of your mental effort to this activity.
It’s a lot easier to focus on going to the gym 3 days per week than to do that in addition to trying to cook all your meals at home, hitting 150 grams of protein per day, and cutting out all fast food.
Focus On The Next Thing You Can Change
After you’ve gotten used to training regularly, then you can begin to look at changing something else.
It could be eating better, or eliminating snacking, or cooking for yourself, or avoiding fast food. It’s up to you, but you should ideally focus on changing one thing at a time, especially if you have a history of trying really hard to change too much at once and failing when it becomes overwhelming.
This isn’t a sprint to the finish line… it’s more like a long walk where you pick up interesting lessons along the way.
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