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Why ALL Diet and Exercise Programs Fail and How To Fix It

By July 16, 2014 No Comments

If you are anything like most of us, you’ve had trouble staying motivated when trying to get healthy and lose weight. Perhaps you’ve spent money on other programs in the past, had some success and stayed motivated for awhile, but you find that you always slide back.

I’ve got news for you—this is NOT your fault! It’s NOT because you can’t stick with it, or don’t have any willpower, or will never lose weight. It is the program’s fault, not yours. The reason you have failed in the past is because the program hasn’t given you the tools that you need to fundamentally change your mindset and change your life.

Most programs hardly touch on mindset and beliefs, which is what drives all of our day to day actions, including what we do, what we eat, who we spend time with, etc. Your mindset is critical to your long term success. Once you change your mindset, it’s no longer a struggle to “stick with it”. It’s just how you live your life.

If you’ve read this far, you probably want to make some sort of change in your life. Do you know why you want to change?

One of the most important long-term motivators is understanding the deep reasons why you want to make a change—not the things on the surface, but the deep, raw, emotional feelings that are pushing you to take action.

Take a moment and write down 5 reasons why you truly want to lose weight, get fit, be healthy, etc.

Maybe you want to be able to keep up with your kids, or be there when they have children of their own. Maybe you want to avoid getting diabetes and taking high blood pressure medication. Maybe you want to be able to do things in life, rather than sitting on the sidelines.

Whatever it is, try to think hard about WHY you want to change. We’ll be going much deeper into the issue of mindset and motivation on a free, live, interactive webinar, coming up on July 24, at 8pm central. We’ll lead you through an eye-opening exercise that can help you identify your BIG WHY—your deepest beliefs and motivators. These are the things that will enable you to stick with it, and avoid sliding back to where you started.

->->Learn more and sign up here <-< Hope to see you July 24.

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