Will for Weight loss and 4 things you HAVE to do to shed those pounds!

What does it really take to lose weight? WILL!   Most professionals will tell you that it’s all about proper nutrition and plenty of exercise; specifically 70% healthy eating and 30% exercise. I’m gonna tell you this isn’t true. Yes of course those are important but you can’t achieve either without one thing...WILL!  My new formula would be 50% will, 30% food and 20% exercise. If you don’t have the will to succeed, to change yourself, to lose the weight you can never take the necessary steps, consistently, to achieve a healthy diet or exercising properly, period. Let’s face it, it took months or even years of bad food and exercise habits to put on the weight and those habits die hard. It takes sacrifice to get that killer bod and you will either do what it takes to get there (will) or you will find reasons why you can’t (excuses). It comes down to how bad you really want it; my clients who get the best results are the ones that work their personal lives around training and healthy eating and are willing to make sacrifices to achieve their goals. Here are 4 things my most successful weight-loss clients do that most do not:   - They have a plan of attack: The most successful clients have a routine or plan for both healthy eating and exercise. They know what their meals will be tomorrow as well as which days they will be working out for the whole week. Having a plan helps you stay consistent and focused on your goals…those who have the will to lose weight take it seriously enough to do this easy step. If you don’t know where to start or need help creating a personal weight-loss program, contact us to setup up a private consultation with a fitness professional who can give you all the tools you need to accomplish your goals. - Weight loss on the mind: Think back to when you wanted something so bad it was all you thought about;  perhaps taking an expensive trip, buying a new car, or even planning a wedding. You wanted it so bad you would sacrifice less important things just to get them. Perhaps you worked a few more hours each week to be able to take some time off for those occasions, or skipped the $5 Starbucks coffee and brewed some at home instead to save for that larger purchase. Fact is, when you want something bad enough you think about it all the time. My Most successful clients think about what kind of food they are choosing to eat and when and how much exercise they are doing on a daily basis, always trying to improve. When you put that much time, energy and focus into your goals, you can’t be anything but successful.   -          Don’t allow excuses Let’s face it, everyone makes excuses, myself included…but you better not be making them for anything that is truly important to you. When it comes to eating healthy and exercising there are no excuses only obstacles which you need to figure out a way to work around. Those who are successful at losing the weight are the ones that make very few or no excuses, and that is simply because they don’t LET things get in the way of their success. Just because you have a wedding to go to doesn’t mean you can’t eat healthy. Just because you have a child or a demanding career doesn’t mean you can’t find time to exercise. Afterall, if you were allergic to cake you definitely wouldn’t be eating it at that wedding and you would never skip brushing your teeth or getting dressed because you have a tight work schedule or have to take care of your children. The point is, if losing weight is one of your top priorities there really aren’t any excuses, you will find a way!   -          You must have the “Eye of the Tiger” I see it time and time again when someone is working out and in the middle of a set of any exercise they will flat out stop as soon as the muscle is burning a little or the muscle is getting tired, rest for like 30 seconds and then try to finish. Sometimes they do this multiple times within the same set and then wonder why they are “killing themselves” in the gym and not losing any weight. If this is you, then I hate to break it to you but you aren’t actually working very hard because you stop just as you are beginning to challenge those muscles. And if you stop before challenging your body, your body has no need to adapt towards your goal i.e. losing weight. The most successful weight-loss clients I have had don’t stop when the going gets tough…they simply push until they are giving everything they have, they fight to get one more repetition, and they demand more of their body then others…that’s the “Eye of the Tiger”. That is the will to succeed and that’s why they lose 20, 30, 40 even 50 pounds.   -