Are you struggling to lose weight and get fit because you can't find a style that fits your life?
You just want to lose weight, get fit and stay there already! You start to wonder if anything will EVER work...
If any of these statements sound like you, then you've landed on the right page!
"I've tried everything and nothing works"
"I want to workout but I'm too tired"
"I know I should eat healthier but I just don't feel like it"
"I've been so good with my workouts and eating and nothing has changed"
"I know I should workout but I just don't feel like it"
"I have no motivation"
"I'm tired of feeling tired"
"I get off to a great start and then something happens and I get derailed"
"May I'll just always look this way"
"I want to workout but I don't even know what to do"
All of the above statements are valid. It's okay that you think and feel those things, and it's not your fault that you do, but why do you feel that way?
Do you have a nutrition plan and workout routine that you actually enjoy? One that fits your "style" of how you want to live?
If you don't, it could be because you're forcing yourself to wear a flannel shirt when you HATE flannel.
Following A Nutrition Plan Is Like Wearing A Flannel Shirt When You Hate Flannel
Here's what I mean:
When it come to fitness and nutrition plans, they have to fit your "style". It's no different than the clothes you wear, the shoes you buy or the car you drive, you choose all of those things based on what you like, and what you like, is often related to how you live your life.
If you don't like high heels, skinny jeans, 3/4 length shirts or flannel, why would you buy any of them? You might be thinking "but I have, I have bought things I didn't like". Look I've been there, I bought a flannel shirt, I didn't love somehow thinking that "I'd learn to love it" or thinking that I'd just "make it work", ya...neither of those things worked and it sat in my closet until I finally donated it.
That's exactly what happens when you adopt a nutrition plan that doesn't fit your style. You either won't do it or it won't last.
You know more or less what you look good in and what you don't, and for me... if a nutrition plan was a flannel shirt, I DEFINITELY wouldn't choose it. I don't like flannel shirts, and no matter how many times I look for fashion on Pinterest and see a woman who totally rocks a flannel shirt, I know that it's just not for me, I've been there, tried it, on more than one occasion, and the end result is always the same unpleasant one.
Ask yourself "what nutrition plans are your version of a flannel shirt"? and what do you need to do to say NO to it?
Finding A Nutrition Plan You Can Stick To, Can Be Like Looking For The Perfect Black Flat
Remember the last time you were on the hunt for something very specific? like a simple black flat, you'd hope it would've been easy but it wasn't, and it took looking in countless store windows and a lot of trying on until you found the perfect ones that became your "go to" shoe.
Oh...and out of curiosity how many times did you blame yourself when the shoe didn't fit? Yeah, you read that right. You likely didn't blame yourself at all, yet how often you have blamed yourself for not being able to stick to a nutrition plan?
It's not you, it's the shoe.
So how do you find a diet or nutrition plan you can stick to?
Know what don't want.
If you love carbs and don't want to part with them, DON'T do the Keto diet, it's not the "right style" for you. You will resent seeing and smelling those cinnamon buns and hot out of the oven pizza.
If DON'T love to cook, and go shopping for fresh produce, and eat just whole, natural foods DON'T do the Paleo diet, it's not the "right style" for you. You will resent the time it takes you away from other things you'd rather be doing.
I know it can be hard to believe that there's another way to achieve the results you want while enjoying the foods you love, but there is a way and you've stumbled upon the possibility here.
How To Be Motivated And Consistent With A Fitness Plan
When it comes to finding a workout plan you can stick to, there's a few factors and very similar to what I talked about with nutrition plans (it has to fit your "style").
The most important factor though is the RGFR , you need a "Really Good Fucking Reason" for wanting to be fit, otherwise, why would you spend time on it?
Finding a RGFR isn't always easy, sometimes you have to really dig deep and I know that isn't always fun.
Ask yourself this question:
What is your health and fitness purpose?
You probably have a career purpose, a reason, likely meaningful for doing the career you're doing, whether you're a stay at home parent, self employed or work for someone else, but what is your health and fitness purpose?
Why is it important to be healthy and fit?
You know that wanting to “lose weight” or “look good” is not going to sustain you long term, and why? Because, you... just aren’t that shallow.
Some of my clients "really good fucking reasons" have looked like these:
"Right now I feel left out because my friends go do activities together that I can't do. I want to be fit enough to go do them too"
"I want to have fun and spend time with my kids playing, but I'm too out of shape to keep up with them, I just want to be able to do more things with them".
"I hate having to ask other people for help to lift things, I want to be strong enough to do things myself".
"Life is short and I don't want to be limited to experience things because I'm out of shape, I want to be able to grab an opportunity any time and go do it!"
"I want to be a good role model for my kids, I want them to grow up healthy and strong and never feel limited because of their health"
When you finally get the physique you want, visualize your new life...what is life like for you?
How are you different?
What are you doing that you weren't doing before?
What positive impact are you having on important people in your life?
Once you discover a meaningful reason to be fit, it's way easier to be motivated and consistent, it becomes effortless, working out becomes just part of you day without the mental struggle.
Whatever routine you choose, in order to be motivated to do it, also has to do the following:
Fit into your life – Often we think we are setting "reasonable" goals, but if it was in fact reasonable, you'd be doing it. Life is stressful enough, if a routine adds more stress to you, then it won’t work.
Be enjoyable – if the idea of working out doesn't inspire you, or you're feeling a lack or motivation from your usual routine, you could be stuck in a belief that working out has to be a specific way, and that specific way usually shows up with "I should" or "have to".
"I have to workout 3-5 times of a week"
"I should do high intensity intervals"
"I have to do workout for at least 45 minutes"
"I should do full body workouts"
Ditch what you think you "should" do and ask yourself a simple question
"What Am I Willing To Do"?
You can get my exact method below on how to set goals and come up with a plan you can stick to.
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A nutrition plan that allows you to still enjoy the food and drinks you love without feeling like you have to sacrifice.
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There's definitely some misconceptions about how to get lean, and if you've been working out for a while and eating fairly healthy, there might be a few things going on.
1. Stress. Yeah, like no one has stress in their life right? A certain amount can be tolerated of course, but the body has a limit. One indicator of hitting that limit can be when you can't lose more weight, and no matter how clean you eat, or how much you exercise, you can't control what is happening to your hormones, the only solution is to deal with your stresses.
2. Not eating enough - I know this might sound totally ridiculous, I too laughed for a number of years before I was frustrated enough to try it.
If you're weight lifting you need to eat more calories than you burn not less (this is called "Reverse Dieting", yes, it's a thing)
I know you might freak out about this, I did too. But here's the thing, your body responds to cardio and weights differently in respect to burning calories.
Muscle tissue needs to be fed in order to grow and get defined for you, kinda like kittens, puppies and kids. If you're not feeding them enough, their growth will be stunted.
With a little guidance, you can learn how much your body needs to gain definition and drop fat at the same time.
If you want to know how to maximize your eating and your workouts to build muscle and drop fat click the link below and book a free consult.