This is NOT uncommon...over the years I have helped lots of people drop 20lbs, 30lbs, 50lbs and more.
More importantly in
a way they can keep it off.
Today I want to share a story, that has happened too many times.
But this time
is happened to 2 different people at the same time!
A few weeks ago, months ago at this point I was on a Zoom consultation with someone that said they were tired of starting and stopping, losing and gaining weight and that they were serious about finally committing to their fitness. Then they said "how
fast can I lose 20lbs?"
I said "It depends" ...because it always does.
The Secret Diet and The Magic Workout ONLY work when you are doing the work. Having eggs, flour and a cake
recipe in hand don't guarantee you will mix any of it and bake a cake.
How fast can you commit to follow the plan that will get you there and how long can you stay consistent with it...that factors into how long it will take.
Same day, later on in the evening, a friend came to us and said "Ok, Ok, I know I know what you said...and how I have to be patient, and how it takes time, but I know myself and if I don't see results fast I get discouraged"
I said "I understand, I heard a similar story earlier today...that is not a good idea but I tell you what...if you do just these 2 things every day and don't change anything else, for the next 2 weeks you will see your weight shift"
Neither of them
followed through, neither of them did what I said, and neither of them got an outcome. Any outcome.
And that becomes the thing, "fast" is what everyone wants, but most are not willing to act "fast" and do everything that needs to be done "fast" and usually looking for a "faster" and "easier" way is what
they gravitate towards and as history has shown, they end up where they started if not further behind.
So, who is ACTUALLY going fast?
Here are a few text messages I have gotten recent, as recent as this weekend:
Listen, I hear you...most people want the number on the scale to change and don't care about any logic or reason.
We all have Goals, some people want to go to the moon, jump out of planes, climb mountains...Your Goals are yours.
But to go to the Moon, you will need a rocket, to jump out of plane you will need a plane and to climb a mountain you will need a mountain.
To lose weight permanently there are also things you will need to do.
Key words if you missed them "permanently" and "need to do"
Look at Monica who
competed this past weekend
1st Picture is in 2017...Continues to improve every year
You don't need to compete or step on stage, but you do need a bigger goal and a better approach.
And I know I know, it's "the holidays" and most people say they will start after the holidays, but take a look at the 2 stories I shared, they never started.
weeks, you can be 6 weeks ahead or 6 weeks behind...the time will pass anyway.
Your takeaway from this should be to stop waiting for everything to "be right" and stop trying to go "fast" ...Start...just start, and then don't quit. That is the fastest way.
Hope you have a Super Tuesday aka Taco Tuesday
PS...over the weekend Lais shared with the team that I am semi-retired. Truth is I am not taking a lot of clients, unless
they are someone I have worked with in the past or referred. However Black Friday I will have a cool opportunity for 1 or 2 people to go on a 6 month Coaching journey. It will include everything I do + 1 or 2 Private Zoom Coaching sessions every week for 6 months, be on the lookout