The majority of people that say they want to lose weight will get no closer to transforming their body that I will of landing on the moon. Why is that? Perhaps their body won’t allow them to lose weight? Maybe they have a medical condition? Maybe it just isn’t in the cards for them? From my experience the overwhelming reason that most people don’t succeed with their weight loss goals is lack of commitment. That’s it. It isn’t the diet program or the workout at the gym. It isn’t that they can’t workout in the morning, it isn’t that they prefer to do low intensity cardio over high intensity. It I that they aren’t committed. Oh, they may say they are, and they may actually believe it themselves. But truly, 100% committed? Nope.
Anybody, and I mean anybody can get in shape, lose weight, and get the body they want. It isn’t limited to those with superior genetics, or those without demanding jobs, or those that have more money for better access to a gym or supplements. Anybody can get it. But want, doesn’t matter. You have to be willing to do the thing necessary to make it happen.
How do you make it happen? Of course you can use all types of motivational techniques, and they may work for some. I’ve used them in the past. Maybe a little prize or reward when you reach your goal weight, or maybe just imagining the reaction of your spouse when they see you in your swimsuit looking all awesome. But here’s how you change: With 100% dedication. Get tough and stick it out. Learn to enjoy the journey, don’t just focus on the end result. How lasting do you think your results will be if you are only looking forward to it being over? You need to learn to develop a love for taking care of your body.
Excuses are for losers. Don’t say I am too busy. Don’t say I can’t make the time. We all have the same amount of time each day. Some days may be busier than others, but overall you can make time to work out for half an hour to an hour each day. As I was prepping for my last bodybuilding contest, I was getting up at 3:30am. I would get up, eat my preworkout meal, usually a scoop and a half of protein powder and a banana, and then work on the computer for an hour and a half or so, then get to the gym around 5:30. Crazy? Maybe. Did it work? You bet it worked. I was up without fail each day. Part of it was because I had that upcoming show and I wanted to look my best, and to be honest part of the reason was because I knew that other people weren’t up. Other people were sleeping. For other people getting up that early is too difficult, too hard. Getting up at this time gave me a little psychological motivation that I needed.
If you are trying to lose weight, or are contemplating starting a fitness program, before you start, make sure that you are ‘all in’. You have to be 100% committed or your results will suck and you’ll be wasting your time. Don’t make excuses as to why you can’t do it. Provide solutions to problems that may get in the way of your accomplishing your goal. Give your body and mind 12 weeks of 100% all-out effort and you will be blown away by the results.