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.
My fat loss secret!
This one will save you from wasting hours if not years of your time.
You cannot out work an improper diet! You cannot out work an improper diet!
That bears repeating.
You could work out 7 days a week for two hours at a time but if you’re putting the wrongs things in your body you will not reach your leanness goal. Nor will you be healthy. You cannot jog or run the weight off. If you jog it should be because you enjoy jogging or you are getting prepared for a certain event. Sprinting up hill would be a better option for those so inclined.
You will need to do the proper resistance training coupled with the proper nutrient timing and macro adjustments to reach your goal. Whatever you do folks, stay away from anything that is labeled “low-fat” that’s a scam. They take away the fat and slam it full of sugar. Sugar is much less expensive than the fat and a heck of a lot more addictive.
Sugar is the number one disease-causing agent in the world.
Many people are so addicted to sugar they must have it 24/7. This wrecks havoc on your hormones. Sooner or later your body will show and feel the effects of sugar addiction.
Yes, I know what its like to be addicted to sugar. Break the cycle. People ask me all the time what my “secret” is. There is no secret, but a good place to start is NO Sugar.