In order to accomplish your fitness goals, developing life long habits is a must. There's no way around it. If the everyday behaviors that lead to your goals become automatic, the chance of you succeeding are not only greater, but you will also enjoy the process a lot more. It's about creating sustainable habits, one or two at a time.
For example, when you begin your journey, pick one thing you feel you should change first. Let's say you decide to start cooking breakfast at home instead of getting Sonic. Focus solely on this habit until it becomes the new normal. You could close your eyes, switch into auto pilot and you would automatically cook breakfast at home. At this point, you would introduce a new habit.
It's not sexy. It is very effective.
Sustainability is a long game (chicks dig the long ball- 25% discount on the first month of coaching to anyone who gets that reference), meaning it may not yield the fastest results possible, but it is absolutely necessary to build these habits slowly so that they actually become a consistent part of your life.
The following scenario happens a lot: a person decides to change their body and their life. They begin to overhaul everything at the same time, make some phenomenal progress for 3-6 weeks, then become overwhelmed by the process and fall off the rails.
As a coach, this breaks my heart. To see someone who was completely on fire about changing their body and their life basically give up because they just don't think they can do it is very tough to watch.
This is exactly why we take baby steps, hammer down one important habit at a time, and slowly build an unstoppable results-getting machine. I believe in this and have seen it work with tremendous consistency.
But sometimes you just want to get shit done. You may want to burn a ton of fat and look amazing for summer time. Or, you want to pin the pedal to the floor and look phenomenal for an upcoming event.
Can a sustainable approach turn into an intense focused effort without causing you to crash and burn? Should sustainability ever turn into an act of violence?
It is absolutely possible. Not everything you do needs to be sustainable, and not everything needs to be in moderation. Having seen so many people go all out only to crash and burn, I recommend having the following foundation of habits built before attempting an all out assault on fat.
The Pre-Requisite Foundation
Did you Check off every box on the list and feel ready for an all-out focused assault on fat?
Great! This is the fun part.
This is where we figure out exactly how to approach this focused act of fat loss violence.
This is also where you get excited. You're going to do some serious damage to your waist line in a short amount of time. You're going to reveal some muscle definition, and see visible results in the mirror. You're going to make an impressive short term transformation.
Setting up an intense fat loss phase can be fairly simple. It's the execution that is the challenge.
The following guidelines are just that; guidelines. There is room for flexibility in the approach, but this will give you a good frame of reference.
Not everything you do needs to be long term or sustainable. An intense bout of focused effort can provide fast and impressive results and when done properly, can be done without crashing and burning.
You can shed fat quickly, and you can make an amazing transformation in a short period of time.
Be sure you have a solid foundation of habits in and out of the gym before attempting a plan like this, and be intelligent in your approach.
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