Over the past few months, I have been speaking with many women from different backgrounds, age groups and fitness levels in person, over personal messages, through emails, and via surveys, and I got the same curious responses.
So many women know exactly “what” to do and eat… but just aren’t doing it.
When I dug a little deeper to find the real, underlying cause of this, what I found super interesting was that every diet and fitness plan only explains “what” to do without mentioning how to actually DO it.
Let’s look at three of the majority of responses and diagnose which of these things might be holding you back:
- Lack of motivation
- Lack of self-discipline
I decided to do some myth busting first and then create challenges that teach you more holistic, integrated ways to lose weight, get strong and feel awesome.
Response #1: “I’m lazy and undisciplined, so I’ll never succeed.”
Myth You’re Telling Yourself: “It takes a lot of work, grueling hours in the gym, and lots of self-control and takes so much energy just to get started”.
Truth Of The Matter:
In the majority of the success stories, systems and habits took the place of these excuses. Imagine if you broke down weight loss into 3, 5, or 10 simple habits, each habit only requiring a few minutes per day?
That’s the essence I’m trying to get at here. And that’s what each iTrain challenge tries to change. Small habits, mini-systems of functioning differently that make up YOU that result in your health, your wealth, your weight, and many other things.
Remember: You change things at their root – by changing tiny habits – and you see real, long-term results.
Response #2 “I’m really unmotivated to change my ways, so I can’t succeed without motivation.”
Myth You’re Telling Yourself: “I need to be super motivated every single day to achieve my dream body.”
Truth Of The Matter:
We think that the most successful people on earth are the most motivated… when realistically that isn’t true!
Take a moment to think about the last time you were “super” motivated. Let me guess, you watched an inspirational video, had a great conversation with a friend, or read an inspiring quote.
All day you were bouncing on your feet, with a cheek-to-cheek smile, ready to take on the world. Fantastic, but what happened the next morning and the following week? Back to square one, right?
Remember: Motivation is an emotional state – and emotions are fleeting. They come, and then they’re gone. You can’t build successful health and weight loss on that.
Response #3: “I have to give up all the foods I love, and eat a ‘strict’ diet.”
Myth You’re Telling Yourself: “I need to know ALL THE SPECIFICS about what I should be eating. What kinds of protein? How much? Is organic worth it? Low fat is bad right? Is dairy okay? This sounds like no fun. What’s the point?”
Truth Of The Matter:
I’m going to prove to you that there are more gentle, effective, long-term, health-first approaches to wellness.
Focus on these three simple, tiny things
- Remove soda and liquid carbs that you drink
- Shift from boxed/canned food, to real, fresh food.
- Shift from refined foods to whole foods
You really don’t need to be worrying about what kinds of protein you should be eating (for now), or which diet plan you need to rigorously follow, or whether or not to eat dairy. For the majority of you, emphasizing a few key big wins, a few key habits, is what leads to MINIMAL confusion, and thus MAXIMAL results.
Remember: iTrain’s nutrition prescriptions GIVE you the exact systems for all of these.
Which one of these barriers do you think is the main reason you’ve been unable to lose weight long term?
Let me know if there are any questions or concerns along the way, and share your success stories with us!
In short, all of these responses are assumptions. I just showed you ways to focus on habits, systems and behavior change without calorie counting, simply by eating real, natural, healthy foods and following iTrain’s workout plans.
Just a quick reminder: Book your body with iTrain’s upcoming challenge rather than wasting any more time on what’s holding you back! Spaces are limited
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