So... you're still fat, huh?
You swore it would be different this time.
You promised yourself you'd stick to that new diet.
You went shopping and stocked up on veggies and chicken. (OK maybe some chips too!)
You have your gym membership current and your gym bag dusted off.
You've been dodging the donuts and other goodies at the office like a ninja warrior.
.... yet, you're still fat.
You're still depressed about it.
You're still far from your goal.
With March around the corner and the smell of summer calling, things might start to look grim.
That's where you're wrong.
You see, things don't need to be grim. I have a solution for you.
It's real simple; all I need you to do is really take a moment and THINK about the answer to these 3 simple questions i'll pose to you:
1) Are you really committed? If so, why?
Commitment to your goal is key. Don't even bother if your heart is not in it, you will be disappointed and left discouraged.
I respect you too much to lie to you, and sometimes the truth hurts.
Don't do it for anyone else other than yourself, if not, it's another sure way to failure.
Take it from me. I know what it's like to be in your shoes Matthew, as I used to weigh over 265lbs over 8 years ago. I made this change not for anyone else but for myself. In my view, it's a big factor for my success, and it will be yours too.
2) Did you really try? Be Honest.
I would always fool myself into thinking that I was doing enough exercise and eating healthy.
Well... turns out I wasn't. I was trying.. but doing the bare minimum.
What most of us tend to forget is that minimum effort will yield minimum results. Whether it be in the gym for fat loss, or in your career.
You're an established professional, right?? Think about fitness in the same regard. You will have to work hard to achieve this goal. If it was easy, everyone would do it.
Go back to the drawing board and find ways to make your workouts more intense by perfecting your form, increasing weight, reps, sets, and rest times. All can be effective ways to further challenge your body for a leaner, healthier you.
3) Make a plan.
NO, SERIOUSLY. Make a plan and stick to it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It makes all the difference, I promise.
Don't do what everyone else does.
They think about making a plan, don't write it down, and forget about it all within the span of about 5 minutes.
Don't be that person.
Be a person of action and take charge.
Make a plan that is consistent and realistic enough to be achievable.
Start small... something that is easy to achieve. It can be as simple as committing to downgrade your large triple triple for a medium double double.
Small habit changes like this are a great start, but you will need to progress and further commit to more and more challenging goals.
If at least one of you has found this little checklist helpful, then I have done my job for today :)
If you need help, you know how to reach me!
416 788 5390