Every year starts with a flurry or resolution making. Typically, getting in shape is at the top of the list. Then stuff happens (kids get colds, you have to work late) and the slippery slope of the uncommitted begins.I believe this year will be different for you.
I’ve been getting emails and hearing on Facebook and Twitter how bad you want it.I have created programs for you that work and I’ve introduced you to others like my friend John Romaniello who have also shared their best stuff. You have an incredible free resource at Livestrong.com and you can find a supportive community in the Red Carpet Ready Club or over at Jason Ferruggia’s Inner Circle.
There really are no excuses left.
Remember that Tony Robbins says “our past doesn’t equal our future”. We can change. You can change and I believe
1. You want it. You really really want it.
Last year, getting in shape was something you thought you “should” do. Maybe you worked out some, until you got too busy or maybe you were in a bit of funk and just couldn’t push it very hard in your workouts. Well that was then. 2012 is about getting your best body ever!
No matter what! You want it, you can have it but you will have to do the work.
Three moves for arms, investing zero dollars in your equipment or just doing pilates is not going to cut it. You will sweat but you will love it! Getting your best body is now a”must” not a “should”.
2. You follow the plan.
Lots of different plans work but they don’t work if you don’t actually do them.
You are not a vegetarian if you still eat bacon on Sundays.
You are not doing Intermittent Fasting if you eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at conventional times.
And you’re not following my Bikini Body Express plan if you only workout 2 times per week. You may get some results but they will not be the spectacular results that others are getting.
It was so lovely to meet you again- you are always so encouraging and positive. I remembered how I told you at the reunion 2 years ago, that I simply couldn’t do the clean eating thing. You just gently but firmly disagreed with me then. Fast forward 2 years and it turns out YOU were right. Following your BBX program finally transformed my eating habits- It seems very strange, but eating clean is not difficult for me any longer.
The best thing was the last…trying on all the glamorous dresses (AND FITTING INTO size 4 and 6!!!!
- Silke Sheppard
3. You finally ditch the process junk and eat real food.
Ok, maybe you aren’t doing drive through anymore (thank goodness) but those frozen diet foods, sugary cereals, supermarket sushi and chocolate bars masquerading as protein bars have got to go.
The easiest way to make the switch is to do a giant kitchen purge and then a restock. Make sure you have healthy stuff on hand so you can make dinner in the same amount of time as it takes for the pizza delivery to show up.
Think about when you eat processed food and why. Is it because you skipped breakfast and then couldn’t resist the muffin at Starbucks? Is it because you just got home, you’re tired and there’s no food in the house?
Remember what I’ve said before “strategy trumps willpower.”
Get your strategies in place.
It will make healthy eating more automatic.
4. You eat and drink green.
It is an indisputable fact that green foods, like spinach, kale, broccoli, asparagus and more are the cornerstone of every healthy diet yet many people still aren’t eating enough of them. I know you think you don’t like veggies but you’re not twelve.
It’s time for you to do what’s good for you.
In the beginning, really try to eat what’s in season. They’ll taste soooo much better.
You can also sneak them into everything have a green smoothie, my more veggie than egg scramble or loaded vegetable soup. Add super greens to your morning drink. I put them in my Valrise everyday and sometimes again in my smoothie.
Try having a green juice for your afternoon snack instead of coffee and a muffin. The benefits are enormous but what you’ll notice right away is not only how good you feel but how good you feel about yourself.
It is a very clear action that says you love and respect your body, it is your temple after all. Think of these greens (veggies, powders and juices) as your temple food.
Do this and other good acts tend to fall into place.
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5. You stay with it.
All trainers will tell you the most important thing is consistency. The best plan in the world won’t work if you quit. Sometimes you get results immediately but most results come with consistent action over time.
I started lifting weights at 14 and have not taken more than 2 weeks off since.
Cindy Crawford had a standing appointment with me, Monday Wednesday, and Friday at 10am for 10 years!
I’m pretty sure she is equally consistent now.
Poppy Montgomery works out a minimum of 3 times per week (usually 5 times) even while shooting her television show 15 hours a day and taking a red-eye to Los Angeles.
What are you committing to? How bad to you want it?
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