Did you know that if you followed the combined advice of the current top 5 diet books, you would pretty much starve to death? Of course it’s hard not to get sucked in, particularly when each new trend glows with testimonials promising success.
Maybe this will be the one, you think to yourself.
Well I’ve had enough. When it comes down to it, there are a mere four steps that anyone can apply to transform their body. Anyone!
1. Know yourself
If you don’t understand your ‘underlying motivation’ for wanting to lose weight, chances are you will lose focus.
- Why do I want to lose weight?
- Why is that important to me?
Ask yourself daily, until you know for sure. We call this process ‘peeling the onion’.
2. Focus on the big picture
Rome wasn’t built in a day. It’s great to set a long-term goal, but it can be disappointing when you don’t see results immediately. This causes many people to give up on their dreams.
I’ve found small goals to be best.
This could be as simple as replacing your afternoon coffee and muffin with a piece of fruit and peppermint tea. Or doing 10 minutes exercise at home.
Always celebrate these small wins, and remind yourself how you just took another step toward achieving your major success – your dream.
3. Attack the problem from all angles
Do you hit the gym regularly, but can’t resist the lure of the cookie jar afterwards? Or perhaps you have a regimented healthy eating routine, but keep justifying skipping your planned exercise. Maybe you’re great at writing about or visualising success, but that’s all.
It’s not about exercise, diet, or visualisation – but put it all together and you have a recipe for success.
4. Be consistent
If there’s one thing that separates success from ‘it must be bad genetics’, it’s consistency over conveniency.
Conveniency is when you claim a ‘good excuse’ for not following your plan – work, kids, partner, grocery shopping, illness, period pains, not being a morning person ….
You can always find an excuse if you aren’t 100% committed to your plan. Those who succeed are the ones who make it happen no matter what.
Create a daily habit of moving your body, eating well at least 80% of the time, and feeding your mind with positivity regardless of what’s going on around you.
Follow these four steps daily, and I promise that the chase for success will end.
Success will find you. Enjoy it – you deserve it.
And remember –
Life is Now. Press Play.