5 tips to reaching your goals of a lean, fit and strong body
This was the day that I made a promise to myself.
See that guy right there? That was me just a few years ago as you can see by the time stamp…4 years ago to be exact (from the time this post was written).
I was 300lbs, unhappy, unhealthy and the most sad – not attempting to fulfill my potential. The photo was taken the day I had promised my self to change. That is no exaggeration. THIS VERY DAY! I was at a tipping point. I was in my mid-30s, overweight, playing music all night long and sleeping all day, eating crap food – just not being happy OR healthy. I made a promise and I held myself accountable. I settled into my goal of getting a six-pack, but more importantly to me…
Feeling better, happier, and getting my fat self healthier!
Yes, that’s me and my now wife on our honeymoon in Key West just a couple of years later! She was with me throughout the whole process and lost over 50lbs herself following my Sõl Food Diet.
How did I do it?
Well, I will tell you one thing that is VITAL to the process…
YOU MUST HAVE SOMEONE THAT CAN HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE.
A good coach/trainer will be checking in on you, making sure your following the plan, feeling good and dialing it in proper! WIth my clients I keep my numbers low so I can give them 100% of my attention and ensure there staying on point. I don’t chase money and clients, I chase RESULTS!
I truly love measurement day as I know we have put things in place that will ensure those inches are falling off. It is an exciting day, cause unlike some people, I KNOW what that feels like… seeing the fat melt right off and the muscles/shape come in. I have been in there shoes.
It is truly a great feeling
I get to relive it every time on measurement day, my clients know this day is coming and we prepare/plan accordingly. It is an exciting day for both of us!
- Have someone to hold you accountable: Coach-wife-workout partner… they must be serious, honest, with knowledge in fitness & nutrition
- Set deadlines: This is vital. Every six weeks take new photos and measurements
- Have a plan in place, a proven and personal one. Not a DVD you buy, that is not personal and will only take you so far
- Set up a reward system: Example – “Once I reach 140lbs, I am going to go on that vacation to the beach”
- Have damage control plans in place when you stall, or things go wrong.
This 5 tips will help you on your way. I use all these with my clients and they simply work!
Take before photos and start today! I offer online diet consulting for those needing guidance.
Excuses or results, your choice.
That was me on the left just over 3 years ago or so after I had already lost 30lbs… still had almost no neck.
Seems like a dream. I feel so much better now and my attitude, perspective and mood are off the charts compared to what they were.
Real change can happen in your life. YOU are in control of your habits and thoughts.
It all started as a vision in my mind. I was gonna be in amazing shape and there was nothing that was gonna stop me. On the wrong side of 30, time was not really on my side and I had no idea where to start or what to eat.
1. I don’t have time to cook.
If you have time to watch T.V. or be on Facebook you have time to cook.
2. I don’t have time to work out everyday.
You don’t have to work out everyday at first, start at once a week and build from there – jogging is not the best way to lose fat. If you are very obese, start by walking and transition into resistance training ASAP.
3. I don’t like water or vegetables.
Well, you did not like cokes or beer first time you tried them, but you kept drinking them till you liked them. You can control what you like to a point but you will not like every healthy food under the sun. Try new things 3 times, each time preparing them a different way with different seasonings.
4. I don’t know what to eat.
This is a good one and a REAL one. There is so much B.S. out there about what is healthy for you, no wonder we are the fattest nation in the world here in the U.S.
I am in finishing up my diet book. The Sõl Food Diet. My goal is to help 100,000 people lose 1,000,000lbs of fat before I leave this rock. I know first hand how challenging it can be, unlike some naturally skinny fitness professionals I have lost a 100lbs myself… Will keep you posted and let you know when it is on Amazon for sale.
Bonus tip: You are generally the sum of the six people you hang around the most. You will pick up their habits, attitudes and level of success. You only get one shot at this thing called life.
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
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