Commit to Succeed
What can Donald Trump, Steve Jobs, and Mark Cuban teach you about reaching your weight loss goals?
Rule #1: Success requires 100 percent commitment, no matter what it is you’re trying to accomplish in life. Sounds so easy, doesn’t it? But, commitment is not for everyone. Especially when it comes to losing weight. It's a necessary requirement, however, if you're serious about lasting change.
Being 100 percent committed makes losing weight easier because you’re not always fighting with that two percent of yourself that’s not all in. For example, you have one of those crazy, busy days, and your emotions are all over the place—all you have to eat in your refrigerator is not the best choice for your weight loss—if you're 100 percent committed to your lifestyle change you pause for a moment and remind yourself what your goal is. You then decide what to eat based on what you are 100 percent committed to achieving.
If you are not all in, and five percent of you isn't on board, you will allow yourself to make another excuse to eat what you want. This is exactly the type of behavior that has gotten you where you are, so if you're serious about change, follow what the Donald Trump's, Steve Jobs', and Mark Cuban's of the world would do; commit to your goals 100 percent and see what happens. You’ll never miss a workout again or let food control you into thinking you had no other choice but to eat it.
Remember, you always have a choice, and you have more control than you think. Commit to your weight loss and fitness goals and be all in 100 percent, all the time. Watch how easily your weight loss becomes. If you're still struggling, you might want to ask yourself why you’re resisting change.
I'm going to tell you a secret; I don’t always want to work out or eat clean all the time. Even though I am extremely passionate about health and fitness, I’m only human. Sometimes I just don't feel like working out or eating clean. When my humanness kicks in, I start making excuses.
I immediately tell myself that eating healthy and moving my body is not negotiable. I haven’t missed a workout in over 30 years since I began thinking this way.
I also learned to focus on progress, not perfection. This thought process makes it easier for me to get back up if and when I fall (we all fall). I know this lifestyle isn’t negotiable if I want to live a healthy life, and I'm crystal clear on what my plan is, and that’s what the Leaner Lifestyle is all about.
The crazy thing that these three successful men know is that we just need to show up. Wait until you see where that type of attitude will take you. It can radically transform every aspect of your life.
Since I started thinking and behaving this way I have never been happier or healthier, physically, mentally, spiritually. In the 30 years that I have been working out, I have never been sorry that I pushed myself to do a workout or stick to my clean eating plan. However, I also know what it feels like to not stick to my guns. Give yourself (your whole life, for that matter) a boost and set your goals in stone. Praise your good behavior. Who knows, you might be so successful that you end up as one of LynFit's before and after models.
Drag yourself out of bed and do your metabolic workout followed by a delicious Complete Protein Smoothie, day in and day out. Something remarkable is guaranteed to happen with a routine like that. You’ll not only lose 1 pound per day and reach your goal weight and become leaner and stronger, but this will also translate over into the rest of your life.
Yes, this might be hard, but it can be made easier if you don’t give yourself a choice. You'll see very quickly that consistency plus frequency is the secret sauce when it comes to your weight loss success. It will make a difference in everything you do. When you commit 100 percent ad simply show up, magic can happen.
Believe, Begin, and you're guaranteed to Become! What will you commit to doing to achieve your goals? Please share with me and I'd love to see your photos!
- Lisa Lynn