The Missing Ingredient for Fat Loss
There is one simple missing ingredient for fat loss that explains why most people haven’t yet reached their goals. It just may be the one thing that’s holding you back from your big transformation.
That missing ingredient is consistency.
Think about it. The difference that separates an "always in shape" person from an "always struggling to get in shape" person is the consistency (over time) with which the former applies to their diet and exercise routine. That’s it!
Look, I know that you can exercise and eat right. You’ve probably done it many times before. To make the crossover into a permanent healthy and fit lifestyle, stick with your healthy habits consistently over time until they become a part of your daily life. If you start, stop, start again, take a few days off (or weeks/months off), then get back on track, this inconsistency will keep you stuck in struggle and frustration mode.
What if I told you that you’re 5 feet from gold? 🤩
That if you simply dug in a little deeper, and stuck with the program with consistency over 3, 6, 12 months, that you’d finally achieve the big results that you’ve been hoping for all along...
You are 5 feet from gold; don’t stop now!
The fact is that anyone can stick with a fitness and diet plan for a little while. Anyone can complete a challenge. Anyone can finish a 30-day program. Anyone can put in 2 weeks of solid effort.
It’s those who click into consistency that see the big changes and experience the joy and triumph of real transformation. I want this for you.
Don't confuse consistency with perfection. The best news is that you do not have to be "perfect" to get and maintain great results. All you need to do is make improvements to your habits and actions, and be consistent with those healthy habits over time.
I know that you see how valuable consistency is, and you want to do it. But, if you get off track frequently, how do you tap into the consistency you need to make a real change?
Use these three steps…
💚 See it: Define exactly what it is you want to be consistent on. For example, instead of saying, “I’ll start exercising.” say, “I’ll do the noon workout on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.” (and "I'll do the recorded workout if I miss the live class!")
And instead of, “I’ll start eating healthier.” say, “I’ll eat XX number of calories per day divided into 5 small meals.”
The more specific the better!
Keep in mind that you are defining your actions – not your outcome. Don’t use this step to determine what size jeans you want to fit into. That outcome/goal is a byproduct of you consistently doing the actions. Just clearly define the actions that you need to be consistent on.
💚 Feel it: Now that you’ve determined the actions needed, let’s think about that outcome and clearly define it. Be specific! What will you look like? What will that new body feel like? How will your friends and family respond to the new you? How will you feel about yourself?
This is the fun part: It’s time to get your emotions involved. Daydream about getting to that outcome and really feel it, emotionally involve yourself so that you can already feel the excitement, pride, confidence, and all the emotions that you WILL feel when you reach your goal. Adding the emotions to your goal will create a connection in your brain that will drive your actions/behaviors toward those positive emotions and that goal.
💚 Do it: You’re clear about what you want. You feel emotionally excited and invested in getting the results. Now it's time to take consistent action toward your goal. Thinking about your goal is great, but without ACTION, change does not occur. Take actions DAILY that lead you toward your goal. Even those little actions and seemingly small choices add up to your lifestyle. Take health promoting actions, and make healthy choices, and you will create and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Yes, this sounds simple, and it is actually is simple. Be consistent over time and you’ll soon strike gold.
Want accountability? I’d love to help you! Give me a call or shoot me an email and let’s get you on track to end the struggle, get in shape and STAY in shape!
Let’s do this together.