Mastering Your Mindset Volume 3: Are You Ready?

Hopefully a thought provoking question.

Are you ready to lose weight? Do you even want to? Or has it turned into something you either feel you need to justify to yourself or others.

I’m trying? I want to? I need to?

If you’re reading this and fat loss or weight loss are your primary focus ask yourself aloud or in your head am I putting everything in place I need to ensure I am one step closer to where I want to be tomorrow, next week, next month, next year.

If you aren’t putting these things in place then maybe you aren’t as ready as you think you are. As much as I hope this to be thought provoking I also hope it allows you to reflect on what it is you actually want rather than what you think others want.

I am certainly in no way trying to make anyone feel guilty that has tried and failed to lose weight, it’s really f’ing hard. It might however be worth asking yourself if the reason you aren’t in a better place with how you look is if you have ever been ready at all or that you have made the task to big and put needless pressure on yourself.

I have mentioned previously the importance of discipline and adherence being key determining factors of whether you’re successful or not, two things I have also admitted I struggle with. Doing anything consistently is bloody hard. However I really enjoy training, I enjoy how it makes me feel and as a result I feel I look better. I train for my mind first, the body is simply a result. And I know how I feel when I don’t train. Rubbish. These are my key drivers.

This mentality didn’t happen over night, I could easily find a reason why I shouldn’t train.

It might also take some time for you. You just need to figure out what drives you and then what you need to put in place. Its easy for me to sit here and write about how you might not be ready but when that moment comes and you decide you are what are the steps you need to be taking!

Your why. The ‘when it gets really f’ing tough’ what do you need to remind yourself of to push through.

Find some solid reasons. Key drivers could be as simple as becoming easily out of breath running around with your kids. You might have seen someone else in the gym that has inspired you. Do you stand on escalators because you don’t want to be out of breath.

These are all key motivators to potentially get you moving forward. In order to first start moving forward you’ll need to establish your ‘why’.

  • Tip 1: Surround yourself with the right people and tell your nearest and dearest what you intend on doing, and ask for help. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
  • Tip 2: Accountability. Links closely with the Tip 1 but accountability can often be crucial.
  • Tip 3: Be selfish! If it means being unsocial then it’s a compromise you need to make. If it means not eating at your partners favourite restaurant then they absolutely need to appreciate that and be on board.
  • Tip 4: OUTPUT! OUTPUT! OUTPUT! Bloody move at every single opportunity you get. Life is so easy. Escalators, lifts, buses, taxis, trains. There was once a time none of these modes of transport even existed. So get moving, turn yourself into as much of a calorie burning moving machine as you can. Don’t stand still. Every step you take it literally a step in the right direction.
  • Tip 5: Plan. Write down on a piece of paper all the things that have thus far prevented you from achieving the body you feel more confident in. This doesn’t mean a shredded 6 pack or the instagram thigh gap its means you feeling more confident in how you look. Get all these factors on paper and strategise and plan. It could be sugary sweets or foods. Remove them from the environment you spend most of your time in. Alcohol – either opt for lower calories alcohol spirits or stop drinking full stop until you get things moving in the right direction.
  • Tip 6: Target Setting. The end goal is important, but not yet. The first 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 and 8 and more important. You don’t need a full body transformation in this time. Consistently exercising, moving more, drinking less alcohol, eating healthier are all great targets rather than losing 2 stone in 2 weeks.
  • Tip 7: Speak to a professional and seek advice or find someone who has already walked the walk. If you don’t know who to speak to email me [email protected]. Il be more than happy to help.
  • Tip 8: Self Belief.