A hell of a lot longer than the majority of people are prepared to commit to!
To give you an example………
It took Ben who you see in this blog just under two years to achieve his incredible transformation with us.
With that I would like to ask you TWO QUESTIONS…..
- Would you like to achieve a similar transformation?
- Would you be prepared to commit to a similar time frame in order for you to achieve your goal?
If you answered YES to both but have not been able to achieve your weight loss goal then why do you think that is?
From my experience of helping hundreds of people achieve their weight loss goal I can tell you the biggest issue for most people is A LACK OF PATIENCE! Because all it takes really is consistent commitment to healthy eating and exercise over the required period of time.
If you do have quite a bit of weight to lose and have a very low exercise level then it is completely unrealistic to think you can jump straight into a vigorous training routine and a super strict nutrition plan when you are coming straight from a dominos pizza and a crate of carling on the sofa every evening. You inevitably won’t stick at it because it was too much too soon.
Patience, understanding and a complete rethink with your mindset on how you approach fat loss is vital if you are going to achieve your goals.
Understand that social occasions such as holidays, Xmas, birthdays etc are all part of the process and are in fact an important aspect that should be factored in. Expecting to be perfect right up until you achieve your goal is completely unrealistic.
The down fall for most people is they lose their head when they do gain a few pounds during these events.
This type of self sabotage is crazy because in the grand scheme of things it won’t make a difference provided you get straight back on your weight loss journey once it is finished. Just like one day of healthy eating wont get you lean, one day of having a blow out wont undo all of your hard work!
During bens transformation he enjoyed several holidays, bank holidays and social events. The key is he stayed focused on his goal and didn’t quit every time he gained
As well as Ben we have helped so many people achieve life changing fat loss transformations and these time frames range from 6 months to 3 years!
Head over to our client testimonials to read all about them.
So what is your end goal?
It may be that you just want to lose a certain amount of weight and improve your confidence and fitness. Not everyone’s end goal is to have a cover model physique like we see on Instagram every day.
The basic fundamentals of weight loss are actually very simple. Unless you have ‘genuine’ underlying health issues then it really is a case of exercising more and eating healthier more consistently. Calories in versus calories out.
A big problem is that it has been overcomplicated through years of fad diets which exploit people’s desires to achieve results as quickly as possible by offering ‘quick fix’ solutions….does this sound familiar?
This leads me to another big problem in the pursuit of weight loss…..people in general are just too bloody impatient and give up too easily!
It really is a question of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ you achieve your weight loss goals. All you have to do is look in the mirror and remind yourself that you didn’t get to the point you are at now overnight so you certainly won’t lose the weight overnight.
Approach exercise and healthy eating as a priority in your life and apply it consistently every week, don’t go off the rails if you have a slip up and don’t let anyone, including yourself convince you that it isn’t important to you because deep down you know it is and by quitting you are taking the easy option.
Another important factor is one of my favourite words….
A study by the ASTD (I googled it) found that you are 65% more likely to achieve your goals when you hold yourself accountable to someone. That’s a big statistic and a big reason as to why holding yourself accountable to someone will make a huge difference.
This is where having a good coach or mentor with experience and knowledge on these situations helps.
We appreciate the importance of accountability so strongly advise that you factor it into your goal setting plans.
Just think where you could be in 6 months time and then again in 12 months time if you start now! It really is a simple process. You just have to get started and be patient.