Change: How to Transform Your Body in 6 Months
1. Develop Your Why
Start here. Get out a sheet of paper, write down all the reasons WHY you want to change.
Examples: I want to be around to see my grandkids grow up; I want to look sexy in my bathing suit; I want to have a lot more energy, etc
2. Set Action Goals
“My New Years goal is to lose 30 pounds.”
I hear this every single year. You know what, good for you. I want to make a million dollars next year. These types of goals are seldom achieved and rarely maintained. Why? Because focusing on the outcome is freaking HARD! You work your butt off for 8 weeks, but you don’t lose a single pound. (The reason for this is because you’ve started to build muscle and drop fat, so the weight is a wash, but you’re clothes fit better and you are slimmer and are those abs coming in?) But you don’t care. You get on that scale and feel like a failure. Know what? Screw scales.
Still got you’re sheet of paper out? Let’s build ACTION GOALS. Action goals are quantifiable and have a time domain. You want to lose 30 pounds? Great. Your goals should be as follows:
- Sign up for a fitness program for 6 months
- Workout out 4 days per week for 6 months
- Complete a 60 day nutrition course (coming soon!)
- Eat clean 95% of the time for 6 months
Write these goals down. Put them on the refrigerator. Look at them often. Forget the scale. If you complete the 4 goals above, you may not lose 30 pounds on the dot, but I guarantee you’ll be a lot closer to where you want to be, but more importantly, you’ll show yourself that you’ve got the power to change.
Stop here and stick your sheet of paper on the fridge. It’s go time.
3. Assume a New Identity
I’m not talking about witness protection. What I mean is, after you write your Why and your Action Goals, picture yourself in 6 months. Who are you? What do you look like? Now, today, assume that person. Walk with confidence. You’re an athlete now. You’re a lean, mean, workout machine. Be a food snob, shop at Whole Foods if you’d like and say stuff like “You mean you eat grain fed meats? Ewww”. Be a little weird. It’s ok.
Sure, maybe you don’t feel this way today, but if you fake it till you make it, you’ll make it a whole lot faster. Be the change now.
And no more damn excuses.
4. Tell your friends and family
You don’t need anyone else’s buy-in or permission to do this. Own your change. However, having buy-in from your spouse, friends, or family really helps go along way. It takes a village right? Make it fun. Go shopping for good foods. Look up fun, healthy recipes with your family or friends. Bring a family member with you!
5. Be Patient!
“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” -John Quincy Adams
Smart man, that guy. Go back to step two. Those time domains? You are not allowed to adjust or change your goals until the end of that period, period. This is a journey. If you want to lose 30 lbs quick, just cut off your leg. Done. But if you want to do it the healthy, sustainable, lasting way, then BE PATIENT, work hard, and love the process. The journey is the destination.
If you do all of these things, I guarantee you in 6 months, you’ll be transformed.
We’d love to be a part of your journey if we aren’t already. Sign-up now, and we’ll do the rest. We believe in you, anyone is capable of change. Anyone.