Monday, January 5, 2009

Resolutions into Results - The Fitness How-to

Over the last several years of running my personal training and boot camp businesses, I have helped people markedly improve their overall health, performance, and body composition. I know what it takes to help people lose ugly, unwanted body fat FAST and keep it off! My integrated rapid fat loss training and nutrition system is part of what has helped these clients, however its not the only thing. So lets delve into something powerful; something that must be set in place before you can even start to think about following a fitness program.

What do you think is the real secret behind a fitness enthusiast's success? Well, if your answer is a sound training and nutrition system, then your answer is wrong. Of course it is necessary and of importance, BUT unfortunately it’s meaningless if someone is unwilling to start it AND stick to it, right? The key is sticking to it.

So, it appears one of the most important components of changing your body is finding the motivation to achieve your goals, and that’s the main focus of this article today. I am going to literally walk you through a three step goal setting process. This is key to weight loss success and I go through it with clients and its part of my initial consultation process with clients.

Before I get into this goal setting process, I just want to mention something. I know a lot of people think goal setting is just a cheesy, useless thing. The bottom line is that the most successful people out there, and I mean not just weight loss success, I am talking business, lifestyle, etc., are shamelessly goal driven. They know exactly why they want to do something and harness that super motivation to figure out what and by when they want to go about accomplishing that. Furthermore, they plan and prepare for every possible roadblock they will encounter in their path to success. This is what I want to teach you how to do today, so let’s get to it!

Step One - The Why: Why do you want to do this?

This is where it’s time to get real. In an average initial consult I do, when I ask why they have contacted me today, here is the typical blanket response that I first hear:

“Well, I just want to get healthy and lose weight I guess.”

In the long run that won't do it. It's a good thing to want to lose weight and be healthy, I mean who doesn’t, but really WHY do they want to do this? I mean, what is it that’s going to keep them committed every week to workout and stick with it (this is an area where people really miss it) or take a couple of hours on Sunday to plan and prepare their meals for the upcoming week? It sure isn’t “being healthy” because for some reason this just isn’t a very powerful motivator for most people (though it should be).

Ultimately everybody, including YOU, wants to look better. You know it’s true and frankly that’s okay because the desire to improve one’s appearance is a powerful motivator.

So, after a little digging, I find out the real reason why they want to do this; I find their past or pain and then establish their current and future ambitions. Some people want to be able to mow the lawn in the summer with their shirt off and not feel self-conscious. Others want to get back into their favorite pair of pants that they haven’t been able to get one leg into for the last five years. Then there are those who want to look and feel more attractive to ignite some passion back into their relationships and/or put forth their best image at work. And of course, preparing for big events that have built in deadlines is an excellent one. Wanting to get as lean and tight as possible to rock that dream bathing suit in Argentina, or get off the plane in Texas when visiting family you haven’t seen in two years to blow them away with your new body, or being a classic beauty in your wedding dress on the big day, it all works! This is the stuff that gets people jacked up and ready to commit to making some real changes. How do I know? Well, this is what I do with my own clients and I know I know from past experience if I want a client to see their goals reached, its got to be more than just "I want to lose weight and be healthy".

So, the first thing you have to figure out is your personal WHY. To make this even simpler for you, just answer this question: what are your physical dreams? Once you establish this, everything else is much easier.

Resurrect your body back to life!


PS- Stay tuned for steps II and III later in the week...

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