You know the saying we have all heard for the last 20 years, “move more eat less”.
This has been the mantra we hear over and over when we have questions about how to go about losing body fat.
The thing is, it’s not that easy. That saying oversimplifies all the components that go into building a healthy lean lifestyle.
Having trained 100’s of amazing people, I’ve accumulated some great experience and I have five fresh ways to think about losing body fat and get the results you deserve:
It’s frustrating and demoralizing when you think you keep trying and don’t get results.
So, try these fresh ideas:
1. Don’t think, just do.
If it’s your time, and you’re sitting on the fence — you want to do it, you’re thinking of doing it, you’re not sure if you should do it — jump off that fence!
Remember, tomorrow never comes. Stop over thinking and just do.
Don’t agonize over whether to workout today or not; just go and do it. Take action. Action will spur change. The next time it will be a much easier decision.
2. Appreciate your body for what it can do.
Unfortunately, I hear so much more from people about what they can’t do or what someone else can do.
Take pleasure in your body’s movement. Take pride in what you can do. You know what? You can do things other people can’t. You can do things other people wish they could do.
When we workout at the park in the summer, we can see Northwest Hospital. I always point out that even when we are working through a challenging workout and sweating like crazy, the hospital is full of people who would gladly change places with us at that very moment.
So, love what your body can do. And know that with consistency and persistence, you will get stronger, faster, leaner, fitter, happier!
Foster a deep appreciation for your physical health. That is what allows you maintain your fitness over the long haul!
Enjoy your body. Every bit of it.
3. Imagine your future self.
We all have a specific motivation for wanting to lose fat and get fit. Keep that in mind. Whether it’s getting strong enough to play sports with your kids or looking great on your wedding day.
That last one is what helped 32-year-old Melissa lose 55 pounds.
“The whole time, I had this image of myself on my wedding day in my head,” Melissa says. “Walking tall, feeling amazing — feeling statuesque instead of soft around the edges.”
Don’t just think about how you want to look; think about how you want to feel.
“It’s not just about what you see in the mirror, it’s what you feel inside!”
How do you want to feel? Confident? Capable of handling anything that life throws at you? Free to try new things? Comfortable in your own skin?
Imagine what it will be like to live as your future self. How does that guy or girl look, how do they feel, and what do they do? How could you start living a little more like that person today?
4. Enjoy your food.
Most Hauk Fitness peeps come to realize that they’ve been eating mindlessly — packing in calories without really tasting the food — for a long time. Heck, I’ve done it, too…
What happens when we really take the time to enjoy our food? We usually slow down. We become more conscious of our choices, and we choose wholesome and healthy foods that fuel our bodies instead of fill it up with crapola.
5. Pay attention to your Surroundings.
When members recognize how their surroundings might be creating unhealthy habits they usually have that “ah-ha” moment. They start seeing the relationship between what’s around them and who they think they are. This helps them change their self stories and start seeing real results.
“What do I really care about? What gives me joy? How can I get more of that?”
What could you remove from your environment or add to your environment to create a healthier life for yourself?
Thanks for taking a few minutes to read this. I appreciate you!
P.S. When you’re ready, here are 3 ways I can help you get healthier and happier:
1. Come in for a FREE custom Fitness Consultation
You and I will sit down together and discuss your goals, simple steps you can take to achieve them and see if there is a way to work together to give you the coaching and support you need to get the results you want quickly.
If you’d like to discuss meeting for a consultation, just email me at Hauk45@Comcast.net and put “consult” in the subject line and I will follow up with you.
2. Take Advantage of our Free 2 Week Metabolic Reboot Program
If you’re feeling sluggish and bloated, join us for a FREE 2 week metabolic reboot program. You are encouraged to take an unlimited number of classes for two full weeks. We provide a nutritional plan and recipes to help you with your meal planning. After two weeks, you will feel energized and invigorated!
If you’d like to jumpstart your metabolism during this FREE 2 week program, just email me at Hauk45@Comcast.net and write “Metabolic Reboot” in the subject line and I will get you going!
3. FREE Nutritional Plan and Recipes
This is our custom nutritional plan designed by a certified dietician PLUS all the recipes you need to succeed in a clean eating plan!
If you’d like our FREE nutritional plan and recipes, email me at Hauk45@Comcast.net and write “Recipes” in the subject line and I will send you the info!