Spring is less than 30 days away. We are all thinking about spring/summer events that are happening that we want to be in our best shape. Here are 10 core commitments that if you follow will get you to where you need to be.
- DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT! I’m talking be really firm with yourself, say I want to rock my bikini on vacation, I’m going to look fantastic in my wedding dress, I’m going to fit into my skinny jeans. I don’t want to hear I’m going to give it a month and see. I’m going to cross my fingers and hope this will work. Not going to cut it. Living a healthy lifestyle is a journey and guess what journeys take time. Do you think Louis and Clark said hey let’s pile up the horses and walk for a day or 2 and if we don’t see anything we’ll come back? NO – they said let’s keep walking until we can’t walk any further. Think of your fitness journey as being an explorer – you are going to take your fitness as far as you can take it.
- FOLLOW THE PLAN. Many of you think that in order to lose weight, you need to live a life of deprivation and that the only way to lose weight is to live off tic tacs and diet soda. That’s not what the Fabulous Fit Squad is about! We FEED you. There is no food group that is off limits. Depending upon where you are in your program and how your body is responding we may change your portions/serving’s, but you will NEVER be deprived. I know that most of you want this blueprint and I so wish it were that easy to say – week 1 you’ll do this and by week 10 you’ll be doing this, but our bodies sometimes have a mind of their own and get stubborn. That’s when you are on our coaching program we ask that to check in with us regularly. So.. we can see those stubborn bodies and make adjustments to help you reach your goals.
- HAVE A BURNING DESIRE FOR SUCCESS. IF you kind of sort of want this and kind of sort put the work in, then guess what – you will kind of sort of have results! Living a healthy lifestyle is about consistency – you need to be consistently be working on BOTH your nutrition and your workouts. This goes back to number 1 – decide what you want!
- COMMIT TO YOUR CALENDAR. Being successful with weight loss is about planning! Put your workouts in your calendar and treat it like it’s an appointment you can’t break! Maybe even fine yourself if you break it. You should also make a commitment to WHEN you will cook your meals. My cook day is Sunday at 6:00pm – yes it’s that precise. If I know I’m not going to be home at 6pm, I cook earlier in the day or even double cook the week before and freeze. That’s called commitment – see number 4 – I have a burning desire to be successful. Even if I’m not getting ready for a competition I do want my jeans to fit and my thighs not to rub together – you feeling me?
Tune in next week for the next 5.
I hope you found these to be helpful. I’d love for you all to also think about changing your internal vocabulary to be I can, I will, I know and ABSOLUTELY. I’m here to help. I know what we all have ups and downs — reach out!