You woke up today and looked in the mirror and saw yourself and asked when I am going to get in the right shape. Due to your fat figure, you would question the same every day and get tensed because of the same.
A single problem is with you and number of people at your age or more or less than you, as to HOW TO GET IN SHAPE? Just one problem but the single and precise solution for the entire fitness freak.
Reading this might take you to be the first, tenth, or the fiftieth time you’ve tried to lose weight and get healthy. Sure, things didn’t work last time, or the time before that, or even the time before that” but things are going to be different THIS time and is doing to incredibly work with appropriate follow.
So you get on the internet, search “how to lose weight,” and see a billion websites that promise you fast consequences with nominal effort. You get overwhelmed, scared, and then go back to play the same schedule you used to do. But this time you don’t need to do the same.
First and foremost, today is the first day of the rest of your life! So let’s get started.
Think back to the last time(s) you tried to get in shape and lose weight.
How successful were you? What made you fall off the wagon?
Congratulations, you already know what “get in shape” method doesn’t work for you.
They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Unless you’re insane, don’t try to get in shape the same way you did last time…it’
If you counted calories, ran on a treadmill, did kickboxing, tried starving yourself, or whatever, and you’re not happy with the results, it’s time to try something new.
If you want to succeed in changing your life, you need three things:
Education: Know HOW to get in shape.
Inspiration: Know WHY you’re getting in shape.
Support: Having others help you along the way to get in shape.
Pick goals that are SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timely). Be incredibly specific with your goals so that you can actively plan what steps are needed to achieve those goals:
I’m going to lose 20 pounds this year by going to the gym 3 times per week for the next 6 months and eat one more vegetable per week than I did the week before.
Alternatively, if you somebody that NEVER succeeds at your goals, instead try making a new habit every 30 days…put the focus on the habit and not the goal.
For example, “I’m going to start by walking a mile every day for a month. If I go for a walk, I win” Keep it simple.
Whichever method you decide, it’s important to be deliberate in your actions:
If You Are Setting Goals – Be SUPER SPECIFIC, write them down, and plan them out.
If You Are Making New Habits – Add them to your calendar, set phone alarms or alerts, and do them EVERY DAY.
This is NOT a diet or a quick fix, but a LIFESTYLE CHANGE. Don’t expect overnight results or abs in two weeks. Slow, steady progress.
You tried to get in shape in the past and failed, it’s important to know WHY. Did you get sick and give up after a few days? Did you go on vacation and say “why to bother?” Maybe you just got bored? If you sucked at getting in shape last time, educate yourself on the hurdles and kryptonite that made you suck, and work on either avoiding those pitfalls or develop methods to deal with them.
Clean up your diet. Believe it or not, 80% of your success when it comes to getting healthy will depend on your diet – unless you are running marathons on a daily basis, you cannot outrun your fork, and you can’t out-train a bad diet. I honestly cannot stress the importance of this enough. Whether you want to count calories, cut out certain foods, or attempt a new diet all together, this is the most important step you can take.
Now, most people suck at eating better because they try to make TOO many changes at once, their stomach freaks out and they run back to their comfort foods.
My Advice? Pick one food change every few weeks, and stick with it. Whether it’s eating fewer calories per day, drinking one less soda, eating more vegetables small changes can lead to big successes in the long run.
I know how changing your diet can be overwhelming sometimes, and sticking with changes in the long term is really tough.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Pick a goal that you hope to achieve in the next six weeks and then start working towards it. Keep it simple but specific, and get started today.
Do a few push-ups, go for a walk, or eat a vegetable. Join the Rebellion – start fixing your nutrition with small changes today. Pick the level you’re comfortable in the Nerd Fitness Diet and then follow the blueprint to transform.
Big things come from small beginnings, so pick the tiniest change or action you can take to get started, and then repeat that every day.
As you start to build the habit, you can increase the ‘difficulty’ and try something a bit more demanding, but it all will start with habit building.