Whose fault is it that you're out of shape?
If you go by what you hear in diet ads then you believe that it's anyone's fault but yours. The big diet companies think that if they put the blame on you, then you wouldn't buy their bogus pills. So they put the blame on your cortisol levels, your modern diet (i.e. fast food), or your busy schedule. But let's be honest, where you are today is based on a lifetime of decisions that has lead you to where you are today. Good or bad, you're the result of your decisions.
Sure, you have obstacles that get in your way - your schedule, your job, your kids, the weather, your knee injury from college...but ultimately you have the body that you accept.
I'm going to repeat that so it will really sink in.
You have the body that you accept.
Embracing the blame - forget blame - accepting the responsibility for your current weight is not a bad thing - it's empowering. Think about it. If it really wasn't your fault, if it really was due to a long list of variables that you have zero control over, then you'd be stuck. You'd have no way to change. Taking ownership is key.
The Secret Behind 'Before and After' Pictures
Allow me to pull back the curtain for you on something that the diet industry doesn't want you to know. You've seen countless before and after pictures documenting weight loss as a result of a diet product. Well, there is more involved than just the diet product, and it's the same across the board.
Your Time To Transform
Whether you realize it or not, you already posses everything you need to transform your body, but it all starts with taking responsibility for the body that you have today. You have your current body because until this moment you've been OK with it.
Oh sure, you aren't thrilled with it, and you even talk about losing weight and getting fit, but you haven't changed what you'll accept. Here's how to transform your body in 3 steps:
Step One: Figure out Your "Why"
You've heard it said that emotion creates motion. This is essential when it comes to losing weight. Just like those folks in the before pictures, to transform your body you must first decide that you can't live another day in the body you currently have.
It's time to get down to your "why". Why are you looking to lose weight? What's driving your decision? Why is it bothering you so much? Make a list of all the reasons you think that you must lose weight and get fit. Figuring out your top three "why's" is an important first step towards achieving your goals.
Step Two: Get Focused
Without clarity it's very hard to get where you want to go. Now that you understand your "why", it's time to decide what the body you can accept looks like.
I want you to think in concrete and specific terms. Just like the captions under those before and after pictures - "Suzy lost 25 lbs", "Mike lost 8 inches from his waist", "Jenny went from a size 18 to a size 6" .
Get a clear picture in your mind of what you'll look like in your after picture and visualize what the caption will read. This step is about visualizing your end goal.
Step Three: Get Moving
You now have your "why" and your end goal in mind. Now it's time to focus solely on building good habits to not only achieve that end goal but to build a lifestyle that will help you maintain it.
That means focusing on the task(s), the repeatable habit(s) that will get you there. One habit at a time.
The time spent between your inspiration (now) and your action determines whether you will succeed or fail. Don't allow yourself to get stuck between inspiration and action - there is always something that you can do right now. It's time to pick ONE habit that will get you closer to your goal and master it. Once you do that, you can move onto the next and so on and so on.
Don't you agree that you'll be happier living life in a fit, healthy and attractive body, rather than the body you have today? Of course you'll be happier.
I've helped scores of clients just like you finally lose their unwanted weight.
I am here to take you from your before picture to your after picture, however, you need to bring something to the table - you need to make up your mind about what you'll accept of yourself.
What will you accept?
Here's a quick look on how to build healthy, sustainable habits to get you to your end goal:
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