I want to ask you something.
Come in close. This is something I don’t want anyone else to hear.
Because I’m about to ask you something potentially very embarrassing:
How many times have you failed a diet?
Go on… count them.
Maybe there was that time you joined the gym and went low-carb?
How about when Weight Watchers was all the rage?
Or when everyone was going Paleo?
Perhaps you’ve even tried Herbal Life or some other type of detox diet or juice cleanse.
If so, I have two things I want to say to you:
1. Well Done
I mean that with 100% sincerity.
Taking ownership of your goals, deciding you want something and actually putting the actions in place to do it is something to be applauded.
So many people talk about losing weight, dropping body fat and getting leaner, but you actually did something about it. That deserves some serious kudos.
2. I Bet You Failed.
Hear me out on this one - I’m not about to criticise, but my guess is that your diet didn’t go so great.
You started off okay with your eating, then you got invited out for a meal, had a stressful day at work, went for a few drinks, or got busy and decided the only option was takeout.
“Screw it” you thought. “I’ve failed.”
And so you went back to eating normally, putting back on any weight you lost, until you were eventually right back at square one.
The same probably happened with the gym -
You signed up, felt full of enthusiasm and hope, enjoyed your first few sessions (even if they were hard work) and managed to keep up some kind of routine for a few weeks, or even a few months.
Then ‘life’ happened, the gym got put on the backburner, and now?
It’s some shamefully distant memory. (That you’re probably still paying your membership fee for!)
You might exercise from time to time, but you know it’s not really effective. You break a sweat, sure, but the scale isn’t going down, your arms and legs aren’t toning up, and that stubborn belly fat definitely isn’t budging.
Well, I have 4 words for you: