The first place I want to start is with your values. See nobody talks about how important your mind and your belief system is when it comes to losing weight.
But this. ……is where it all starts. If your values are set on being skinny or having a perfectly ripped 6-pack
or looking exactly like someone else in a magazine it’s going to be a lot harder for you to achieve your goals…. believe it or not.
Your values … your core values should be deeper than that. Great core values that WILL get you to your goals are things like always looking to improve
and become a better version of yourself, always maintaining good health, getting stronger then you were yesterday, and a commitment to aging gracefully.
Because I don’t care how old you are we’re all getting older and what you do now will determine what and who you’re going to be 20 years from now.
Notice that all those core values that I just mentioned are all pertaining to yourself. They are not based on someone else so what that does is it gives you control.
You can’t control whether you’re going to have a perfect looking six-pack like the model in the magazine.
But you can control whether you’re going to have a better core or in general a better body then what you had yesterday.
Don’t worry about other people. Focus on yourself and improving over the days weeks months and years.
And both of us improved both of us got healthier both of us got stronger we got leaner but we both look different. One’s not better than the other.
But what if George got obsessed about “only wanting a six pack just like mine and that’s the one thing that he valued?
If he didn’t get it he would quit. In fact, he might not even give it enough time to even see if he can get a six-pack before he quits.
And he would have lost all those increases in strength health functionality Mobility and he sure wouldn’t stay lean very long all because his value system was wrong.
Your values should not be to have a six-pack my values were never to have a six pack it was a side effect of chasing after things like getting stronger being a better version of myself
than I was yesterday being more athletic mixed with hard work in the gym and descent genetics.
Next I want draw an even further distinction about your mindset. I’ve noticed that there’s two types of thinking people have when it comes to fitness and building their body.
Nature versus nurture. This is one of the oldest arguments in the history of psychology. To put it simply if you believe in a nature perspective it aligns you with the belief that a person’s development is predisposed to his or her DNA.
Adopting the nurture perspective acknowledges that everyone has different starting points, but it aligns you with the belief that a person development is influenced by life experiences and his or her environment.
Even though you can be somewhere in the middle of these two mindsets, usually people tend to lean more towards one of the ways of thinking over the other.
Since nature vs nurture has been a highly debated topic for generations, and it’s been debated by psychologists that are far more qualified than me my goal is not to debate which one is correct.
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” “Obesity runs in my family’ and “both my parents had high blood pressure
that’s why I have it.” All of 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” “High blood pressure runs in my family but I can do things to reduce and eliminate my risk”.
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.
And I can tell you right now this form of thinking is not true, no matter what hand you dealt you can improve it without trying to be someone else, but instead trying to be a better version of who you were yesterday.
This moves us right into the next concept. For a second i want you to Imagine you’re in one of those conveyor belts at the airport except you’re running against it in the wrong direction.
if you jog way slower but you’re just moving enough to keep improving and moving closer 2 the end you’re going to make it there.
the conveyor belt in this example I’m using to illustrate things like gaining fat muscle atrophy losing conditioning losing strength these are all a part of life.
that quote if you don’t use it you lose it is so true there’s a natural force that will take away your muscle it’ll take away your lean body that’s the conveyor belt.
And whether you like it or not it’s there with you your whole life. The only way to keep moving towards the goal of your ideal physical body is with consistency.
If you stop and restart stop and restart you’re going to keep ending up back in the beginning and you’re just not gonna ever be able to build on top of your progress.
That’s why the most important thing is to accept that there is no reason why you should not be at the very least exercising consistently no matter what.
Even if you’ve been eating bad for the last couple days weeks or even months not that I recommend it
but even if that was the case you should still always exercise consistently it’s something that is required of us we are physical beings and you must perform physical activity for the rest of the time
that you’re gonna be a physical being or else you just going to let yourself slide back on that conveyor belt.
You don’t brush your teeth and then just stop just because your teeth look nice right now. You invest in your teeth on a daily basis to be able to have the payoff of great teeth on a daily basis year after year.
Now, this brings me right into my next tip if it’s all about consistency you have to pick a plan that you’re going to actually be consistent with.
sure if you’re trying to lose a large amount of weight a restrictive diet can help in the beginning
but you have to transition into something that’s more suitable for the rest of your life otherwise if you stay on the restricted diet plan for too long you’ll eventually start to binge eat.
And a long-term plan is not the same for everyone in fact it’s very different from person to person.
so you can even do the keto diet for let’s say 6 weeks to burn fat a little faster but then make sure that you transition into a diet plan with more of an allowance of carbs otherwise you’re counting down until a binge.
Any restrictive diet should be limited to four to six weeks unless you’re training for a competition.
Then you want to start looking into more of a flexible dieting approach like If It Fits your Macros or fasting.
Now, this same concept of setting up your fitness lifestyle around YOU applies to more than just your diet plan.
It also applies to things like your workout schedule. Some people are much better at getting to the gym first thing in the morning and getting it out of the way others have no energy in the morning.
Some people are better at going to the gym every other day because the day off helps them. Others have to go every day to keep their motivation and momentum moving them forward.
So when you come up with your plan base it on yourself. There are a lot of different diet and workout plans that work.
So many. But there’s only going be one that works best for you and that plan needs to be built around you at the center, not around a fad diet or a magazine workout plan.
So those are the three tips guys remember that if you want to manifest a different body from what you have now the change has to first start in your mind.
I really hope this tip has helped you out and make sure you take advantage of my free 6 week challenge where all you have to do to get it for free is actually commit to sticking to the plan and most of my clients are losing either a minimum of 20 pounds or 5 percent body fat in 6 short weeks.