Walt Disney once said,
“Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it’s done, and done right.”
I see it in my clients all the time. A new client joins and asks the exact same questions that have been asked a hundred times
“What’s the best way you can get rid of love handles?”
“Whats the secret to losing weight?”
“What diet is best to lose fat?”
“What exercise targets (usually stomach or under arms)?”
Pay particular attention to the verbiage. In all cases, the questions are to find out what other people are doing.
The most damaging question that can be asked by a client is,
What is the best way to do?…
…because there is no single best way to do anything.
We live in a world of infinite opportunity. I know people who are crushing it with Keto, crossfit, at home workouts, anything you can think of.
Pretty much all of it works.
Why are you not where you want to be then, physically?
Maybe you've tried to start a program before, only to stop doing it after one week. Maybe you've joined a gym and committed to going for 3 days a week. Then you cancelled your membership after one month.
Why does this happen? You have all the intention in the world to FINALLY commit to getting in shape...then life happens. It's either a birthday party, the holidays, vacation. Whatever the excuse is...it's always in your way.
How can we change this?
Honestly, I don't know. Everyone is different. What motivates one person may actually push another person further away. There is no single answer to this question. You have to dig deep and find the DEEP reason as to why you finally want to change.
Do you want to fit into a pair of jeans again that made your ass look great? Do you want to wear that dress you wore on your first date with your husband because it made you feel sexy? Do you want to lose weight because your father died of heart disease and it runs in the family, so you want to get healthy for your kids so that they don't have to go through that too?
Take the time to really figure out what is going to keep you on track when things get hard. It's easy to say, "I want to lose 10 pounds" but when the going gets tough, you'll most likely revert back to old habits. I've seen it countless times. Superficial reasons like that don't stick.
Continuing to push forward because of your kids is a much deeper reason to not give up than losing a few pounds is.
So what you need to do is find your "why" and take immediate action TODAY. Having the intention of starting a workout program is great but sitting on your ass and thinking about it isn't going to do anything. Getting up and doing it is what is going to give you the results! So come up with a plan and work at it until its done, and done right.