We would probably describe the above emotions as “negative” emotions and in one way I would agree.
These feelings suck and are what we don’t want to feel.
I think these emotions can also be the best thing to ever happen to a person.
It is through this pain that we can decide right then and there that we are done living in the state we are living in and are ready to make a change.
Not just “try” but actually commit and “do.”
Now in the fitness world, many unfortunately prey on the desperation of people and offer late night infomercials, pills or creams that are guaranteed to melt fat away, or some prepackaged meals that sound like they will solve all their problems. But these “solutions” are pretty much BS or solve only 5% of the problem.
That is why I am excited when someone comes to me “desperate” because I know they have what it takes–they are ready–to create a life-changing transformation.
A transformation their friends, family, and coworkers can’t stop talking about.
I know what we offer at the Transformation Center is the real deal. It is 100% of the puzzle, not just 5%, as long as someone is ready to make the change.
If you have been following my journey over the past 13 years, you will find that I have hardly changed my strategies and beliefs in terms of how I help people get in shape.
In other words, I haven’t fallen for all the trends, gimmicks and fads.
As my friend Jamie Eason says, “the secret is there are no real secrets.”
It has and always will come down to the following formula for just about everyone.
- Mindset: Believe that you need to take care of yourself, if you are going to be able to be there for others. Believe that success is more than possible, no matter how many times you have failed before. Believe that you are worth the effort.
- Nutrition: Eat real food. The % of macros or even the number of calories to a certain degree is less important than just eating real food most of the time.
- Fitness: Exercise most days of the week with 2-3 days of strength training, a couple sessions of interval cardio and the rest steady state cardio. Move more throughout the day, every day. Doesn’t have to be intense all the time, but aim for less sitting and more moving.
- Community: Surround yourself with people who are fitter than you, who have already established the habits you wish to adopt. If you don’t have this, it makes it much more challenging to have lasting change.
There you have it. The not so secret secrets.
Executing this is, of course, the more challenging part and is what we strive to do at the Transformation Center and in our online program, Fit Moms for Life.
So remember, desperation isn’t bad, it can be the flammable ingredient to igniting your success.
Maybe you aren’t desperate yet but don’t want to get to that point before you take action. Desperation isn’t a requirement.
If this message has spoken to you, the next step I would like you to do is to schedule a free 20 min session with me where we dive deep into your goals and challenges and create a plan.