The 5 Rules of LASTING Weight Loss
All too often people lose weight only to quickly find it again…
Rule #1: Get Clear
At the most basic level you might think of “getting clear” as setting a weight loss goal – lose 20 pounds in 6 weeks, for example.
That’s certainly part of it, but it’s not what I’m talking about here.
The thing you need to get clear on is what does life look like when you achieve your goal…
● How do you look?
● How do you feel?
● How do you perform?
● What is your attitude like?
● What is your self-esteem like?
● What is your workout & nutrition plan?
Often, we just focus on the number on the scale, but the reality is you want something more…
For me, it’s to feel great in my skin, have confidence, feel strong, have lots of energy and no annoying aches & pains, especially as I get older. I enjoy eating healthy and working out regularly. I know that when I feel great, I do great.
How about you?
Here are some additional questions that might help you turn your vision into your reality…
● What will you sacrifice to make it your reality?
● What is truly important to you (personally & professionally)?
● What is the outcome you’re dedicated to?
For me, I’m willing to devote an hour per day to workout.
To fit these in, I’ve rearranged my schedule to be much more productive. One thing I did a while back was cut back on evening TV… This allows me to get things done when I’m home (or work later when I need to), as well as get to bed earlier so I have more energy to get my workouts and work done each day.
I’ve also dramatically changed my nutrition habits (to fuel my body), I don’t party as much anymore. Drinking (booze wreaks havoc on your body, plus I just can’t perform after a night of drinking. My nutrition & supplementation plan would be considered “expensive” by many people’s standards… I think luxury cars and fancy clothes are too expensive… It all comes back to what’s important to you…
For me, the most important thing is my health because without it I’m pretty worthless to those who count on me (my family, employees and clients). Plus, with poor health, I can’t enjoy life, and what’s the point of living if you can’t enjoy it?
So, the outcome I’m dedicated to is performing at a high level, feeling great and being a good example to those that choose to follow me. I plan to enjoy a long, ACTIVE life with Joanne and my boys… We’re going to grow older together, not old.
What about you? What are you CLEAR about?
By the way, I’d LOVE to read your answers so reply and let me know!
Oh, and one more thing…
People around you (often your closest friends & family members) are going to doubt you…they’re going to try to kill YOUR dreams.
DON’T LET THEM!!!
You may also try some things and they won’t go quite as planned. So what?!
Earl Nightingale defined success as “the progressive realsation of a worthy ideal.” If you’re working on it and moving towards it, you’re successful. 🙂
Just be sure to get clear on what you want and what that looks like on a daily/weekly basis for you…
P.S. – You also need to get clear on what you need to achieve your goal… The 3 things we focus on are:
1) An Effective Exercise Program
2) A Realistic Nutrition Program
3) Tons of Support from Like-Minded Friends