You’re probably reading this thinking “What the hell is he talking about?”. You would be correct. What am I thinking?
Honestly, I think about a LOT! Every single day. I think about the right programming for our clients. I think about my own personal programming to ensure I’m on track to achieve my goals. I think about the nutrition I need to ensure I have to also stay on track with my physical goals. I also think about the goals and progress of every single member.
Are they on track to achieve what they told me they wanted?
Are they eating properly?
Do they train efficiently and effectively, with the right intensity?
Do they reduce as much stress from their lives as possible?
Do they get enough sleep?
Are they doing all the things they’re telling me they’re doing?
Do they eat a block of chocolate every night before bed?
Do they drink 3 bottles of wine a week?
All of these things go through my head every single day, now times that by about 100 members, and you’ve now got an insight into how my brain works each and every day, but add in to that 4 or 5 strong black coffees…
Also add into this all of my background business work, books, marketing, new lead generation, follow ups, meal plans, eating, training and everything else. Yes, I’m busy, but I still find a way to make shit happen how I want it to.
“I don’t have time.”
“I’m not a morning person.”
“I don’t like many vegetables.”
The list goes on and on with BS excuses as to why someone can’t achieve what they want to, or why they haven’t achieved anything yet.
You have infinite resources all around you, so use them. If you want healthy tasty meals, then google some. If you complain about not having time to eat breakfast in the morning or to prepare lunch, then wake up 30 mins earlier, and stop complaining about it. JUST WAKE UP!
If you only put in 50% of the effort, expect 50% or less of the results. Stop lying to yourself about what you want to achieve, and crawl back into reality and align your goals with what you’re willing to give up. Here is a couple of examples.
I want to train 5 times a week, but I’m not a morning person, so I’ll train in the afternoon. Wednesday rolls around, you’re doing well, you made it in on Monday and Tuesday, at 3pm your friend calls and suggests a dinner out, you can follow 1 of 2 paths here, go to dinner, or go to dinner later…AFTER GYM!
You eat poorly during the week because you’re not prepared for it. You spend Sundays sitting on the couch watching Netflix, and 25 minutes every single morning snoozing. Option 1 is to continue, but given the fact you’re reading this now, you kind of want to achieve something, and you’re not quite there yet. Option 2, take some time out on Sunday to shop, plan and prepare food for the week. Wake up on your actual alarm and get out of bed, make breakfast, prep lunch, and go to work. Can you see how easy that is? How much can you do in the morning with an extra 15-30 minutes if you don’t snooze? Not to mention how much better you’ll feel when you do get up.
We all have the same choices to make, but some people just want something more than the person next to them, yet they both have the same “goals”. Why is that?
Personally, a few months back, I wanted to improve how I was feeling. I felt tired more than usual, sluggish at work, weak during training, plus fairly restless sleep. I changed a few things like my meal prep to ensure I was eating enough food, and the right foods. I also made training a priority for me, because my mind and body are always better off when I am training consistently. I also changed a few of my lifestyle factors, and tried doing some things differently, and tried to enjoy my time outside of work more. I dropped 3.5 kilos and 3% body fat, plus increased my mood, decreased my stress, and started feeling more capable of performing more tasks, which resulted in an increase in business during that period.
Getting out and about has an overwhelming ability to increase your mood, yet we use the weekends as a chance to relax, but day-to-day at work it’s not exactly physically demanding now is it?
So why don’t we use our down time as a chance to do things we love? Get out and about. Go for a walk. Get to the gym. See friends. Anything that takes you out of your routine.
Achieving what you truly want isn’t just hard full stop, it’s hard work, combined with dedication and motivation, plus consistency and focus. With all of this in place you’ll start to see positive changes with everything in your life, including those elusive numbers on the scales and on the tag on those jeans.
Don’t search for excuses, search for ways to be better. Surround yourself with the right people, have a success plan, don’t fault on it. Plan for nights out, weekends away, parties, and anything else that life might throw at you. Plan for all of it, because that’s life. It’s supposed to be fun, exciting, filled with good times, but it’s hard to be happy when you’re stressing about seeing the numbers come down on a set of scales.
If you do all the right things, the scales will take care of themselves.
Prep and plan meals.
Don’t find reasons to miss the gym.
Make your health & fitness a priority.
Respect yourself and make better choices.
Stay healthy! It’s a lifestyle, not a 3 month goal.