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I know what you’re probably thinking. You’re thinking that I’m going to give you a bunch of quick and easy tips that probably don’t work.
Let’s be honest, doing things like drinking detox drinks, taking cold showers swallowing magical fat burning pills, eating from smaller plates,
or Simply walking more and using the stairs rather than the elevator it can all help and by help I mean it can assist in the weight loss process
but you know and I know that all these simple little tricks will never come close to replacing diet and exercise.
Maybe at the most, if you combine all of them you’ll burn 50 to 100 extra calories per day. And that’s really not going to help you lose very much weight at all.
So in today’s video, I Really Am here to help those of you that feel lazy and can’t seem to stick to a solid weight loss plan.
And if you are truly looking to lose weight you have to understand that it all starts with your mental disposition.
Because whether you’re lazy or not doesn’t change the fact that you will have to put in work to lose weight.
You can click on another video that’ll tell you otherwise but you know and I know that there will be work involved.
So the question really comes down to what’s going to get you to do the work consistently without quitting and without cheating.
And like I said over 90% of the battle is in your mind. So right now I want to go over five ways that are going to get you mentally prepared to do the work even if you’re the laziest person on planet Earth.
Let’s start with the first way and that’s responsibility. You have to take responsibility for the way your body looks and the way your body feels.
Nobody will take responsibility for you. It’s not up to your doctor it’s not up to your family or your friends it’s not even up to your personal trainer to ensure that you get into shape.
Which means if you want to change it permanently you have to also change the decisions that you’re making on a daily basis.
But before you can feel power over the decisions that you make you have to take full responsibility for your body.
Taking responsibility doesn’t mean that everything has to be your fault. It’s obviously not your fault if you were born with a thyroid condition, or if you’re not naturally athletic, or if you have asthma.
None of these is any more your fault than someone that’s born shortly rather than tall. However, you should take the responsibility to work on yourself from where you are now. Not everyone is dealt the same hand in life.
Some people have easier starting points than others, but wherever you are it is solely your responsibility to take it in whatever direction you choose.
You don’t get up every day and brush your teeth because it’s fun you do it because it’s necessary for your teeth to not fall out.
Well, it’s necessary for you to be physically active not for just parts of your life to quickly get into shape, but for your whole life.
It’s necessary for you to not overindulge in processed food. You have a physical body because you were meant to be physically active and it’s your responsibility to stay Physically Active your whole life.
Not do a workout program for a couple weeks and then stop for a couple months and then start again to lose the weight and then stop again and gain the weight back.
Because every time you stop no matter what reason you come up with you is refusing to take responsibility.
And then you fall down a slippery slope and make it harder and harder to take responsibility. Having this kind of mental disposition gives you control which is actually my second tip.
You are in control. To be in control of your body means that you have a choice. In order for you to have a choice, you have to align yourself with the nurture perspective over the nature perspective.
To put it simply with the nature perspective the spotlight is on genetics and there’s no denying that genetics exist but with nature, your usually giving your genes more credit and more control than yourself and your actions.
With nurture yes, of course, genes will influence certain traits, but your environment plays a much larger role.
It’s so important to align with the right belief system because a persons thoughts and actions are highly influenced by their beliefs.
The people that believe that everything is up to nature express statements like, “I’m not athletic” and “Obesity runs in my family’.
These statements take the control over your own body out of your hands and give that control over to natural forces…that are outside of your control.
With a really strong nature philosophy on life, you believe that some people won the genetic lottery while others did not.
People that adopt more of a nurturing philosophy will say things like “I’m not naturally athletic, now, but if I work on it consistently I can become athletic” “Most of my family is obese,
but I don’t have to be because I can reinforce different habits than them” Clearly this kind of mindset puts a lot of control back in your hands regardless of the cards that nature has dealt you.
If you truly believe that you’re destined to be obese because of poor genes, how will you possibly give a 100% of your effort to working out and dieting?
You’ll start the diet or exercise program and already believe it’s not going to work for you, so you won’t even put in the level of effort necessary to actually make a change.
Let’s move on to the third tip which is discipline. Every time you say screw this workout I”m not doing it today because I’m tired or lazy, it makes it that much easier to say no again in the future.
Likewise, every time you force yourself to do a workout when you don’t feel like it you make it easier next time.
Your motivation snowballs and is very much under the influence of momentum. When you start feeling the burn and you quit because it hurts you’re telling your brain that it’s okay to give up the next time that it starts hurting.
On the other hand, if you stay disciplined and push yourself through that pain you’re wiring your brain to will your way through obstacles.
This bleeds out into all other areas of your life. If you allow yourself to take the easy way out with your body, why wouldn’t you allow yourself to take the easy way out with education, your career, or in a relationship?
Your choices are powerful, and the choices you make today influence how you will make choices tomorrow.
So it’s very important that you take every opportunity you can to create forward momentum. This is exactly why someone that constantly works out for years finds that it’s almost effortless to make it to their next workout whereas
someone that hasn’t worked out for a few months or years finds it very difficult to start back up again.
If you want to lose weight and keep it off stay disciplined enough to keep the momentum moving forward.
Next, we have tip number 4 which is to dismantle limiting beliefs. Take a piece of paper out and write down all of your beliefs that take power and control out of your hands.
“I’m predisposed to obesity” “I”m not athletic” “I have a weak upper body” and whatever else comes to mind.
Then write down the consequence for having such a belief for each one of your limiting beliefs. And the last step is to dispute it with a more objective and empowering belief.
The consequence of accepting such a belief is that I will feel completely powerless because with that believe there’s nothing
I can do that will help, and this could make me live out the rest of my life unhealthy and unhappy with my body.
Then the objective truth is that anyone can get in shape. There are people worse off than me who have made incredible transformations.
There’s no excuse. By the way, guys if you’re struggling with finding an objective truth that can prove to you that your limiting belief is wrong
just look for an example of someone else that has started in a worse place than you, but turned it around anyway.
Let’s move on to the last and final tip and that is to find ways to keep you consistent even when you really don’t feel like it.
The best way to do this is to introduce penalties for not doing what you’re supposed to do. It turns out that the human brain is wired to work harder to avoid losing what it already has rather than to gain something new.
Or you can set a goal of losing 20 pounds within the next 2 months and if you do they have to give you the money back, but if you don’t they get to keep it.
Another thing you can do is buy some expensive clothes that you currently can’t fit into and keep it in front of your mirror.
When you have skin in the game like this you’re a lot more likely to consistently take action to get to your goal. And that’s exactly what we did with our 6-week challenge.
As long as you don’t cheat and don’t quit for 6 weeks you’ll get a customized diet plan, a 42-day workout plan, and an accountability coach for free.
On average my clients are losing 20 pounds or 5 percent body fat in just 6 weeks, and it’s because we tackle these very real psychological issues that block people from successfully completing other weight loss plans.
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