Transformation: change in form, turn up, character, or character.
People always ask me how they can build a better body. And you know what? I NEVER get tired of answering them. I love making a positive impact in people’s lives. People like you.
The people who ask me know that there is one criteria to working with me on such an important thing. They need to be ready to make long-lasting, positive lifestyle changes. I have written about it before and some may get tired of hearing it, but it is nevertheless true. The hard part is getting there. Maintaining is easy. Think about it.
If you lost 50 lbs, changed clothes size and felt better, would you ever really put it all back on? I say “no” because if you have me as your trainer I will be honest and say to you… “Sally, I think we need to clean up your act a little. What do you think?”
Presto, back on track.
But what about the person who is ready and just getting started? It’s simple. Here are 7 habits that you MUST implement to make sure you have everything in your strength to succeed. These are the items that will take you from being unsuccessful to successful.
Successful people are willing to let in and accept they are not at their ideal weight, body fat percentage or their best overall state of health and turn up.
Unsuccessful people regularly make excuses, blame others and will not take responsibility for where they are.
Successful people will make the conscious effort to say, “That is it!! I am done being this way”. They will not accept the behavior of the lifestyle they are living any longer.
Unsuccessful people will always wait until the time is right. “I will start next week. I can’t do it right now because blah, blah, blah.”
Successful people will tell everyone they know that they are starting a program. They will announce they are on it and expect to be watched, admired and ultimately supported.
Unsuccessful people keep it a secret and don’t tell anyone. So they give themselves room for more excuses.
People who succeed Set Specific, assessable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-Sensitive goals (S.M.A.R.T. Goals)
Unsuccessful people can’t pin it down and they waiver a lot like “I think I am going to start to get in shape”.
People who succeed take the announcement of starting a transformation to the next level. They build a sustain system to ensure success. They make sure they are surrounded by positive, like-minded people and hire a pro to guide them by the time of action.
Unsuccessful people think they know it all and try to embark on the journey alone. We all know that is a recipe for Disaster.
People who succeed pick a proven and appropriate nutrition program that suits their lifestyle. Some people need something extreme, while others need a program that they can continue for a longer haul.
Unsuccessful people choose the hit or miss program. The program is usually too extreme, too complicate or impractical.
Successful people will know that choosing to accept a new plan for eating and exercise is in their own best interest. An overall health and wellness program is truly the method to an end.
Unsuccessful people will try and persevere the time of action only to go back to old habits at the end of the program.
So are you inspired to take on a new S.M.A.R.T. Goal TODAY?
Are you ready to have a body with less fat, an attitude with more motivation and a lifestyle with more energy and positive reinforcement?
Do yourself a favor. Look at each one of the habits above and ask yourself if you are ready. Tell yourself you CAN do it. Then take the crucial step of Starting.
You’re worth it.