Whatever it takesApr 21, 2022
In all the time that I’ve been helping people enjoy a healthy lifestyle, I’ve learned what separates those who succeed from those who struggle or fail: Determination.
Simply put, are you willing to do whatever it takes to take care of yourself and your health?
My clients who recently completed my 12 week Nutrition/Mindset/Movement program have been. Let me tell you about some of them:
- Zoe (see image) lost 7kg as well as completely overhauled her health. She messaged me on week 5 of the program telling me that I was "in trouble" because her pants were too big and she'd run out of holes in her belt to hold them up! She went from having 18 glasses of wine a week, to only now drinking minimally on weekends, and feels so much better for it. Plus she then went shopping for new clothes!
- Megan lost 6kg and says she's "loving how much stronger and toned I am from the additional resistance training and of course clean eating".
- Beck lost 22kg and finally got an answer to her health problems, as I was able to diagnose a previously undiagnosed auto-immune thyroid condition and give her the right natural treatment and dietary advice to help her finally lose weight and feel better again.
So what about you? If you are willing to do what it takes, then nothing can stop you. But if you’re not, well… Let’s consider some of the most common deal breakers that could get in your way.
- I got too busy with work and family
- I got sick and didn’t feel like it
- I got a new significant other who takes up all my time and loves me the way I am.
It’s an endless list of “I gots” that can mess us up the most. But it’s only because we haven’t fully committed to doing whatever it takes. If we’re really willing to go to any length to exercise, eat right and more, then here’s how we might approach those obstacles.
- We all have demands on our time. You have to commit to scheduling your workouts, shopping, meal prep, etc., and MAKE THEM A PRIORITY. Even when the kid is sick and the boss is holding you to a deadline.
- We all get sick sometimes. The key is to get back at it as soon as possible. As for the days when you just don’t “feel like it,” well, let’s just say this: If you’re not actually sick, it’s still OK to take a day off here and there, or to have a cheat meal, etc. Just don’t make a habit of it!
- We all want love. But there’s no reason you can’t manage time for yourself and time with them too.
It’s all about commitment. And it helps to think about that word starting with a little ‘c’ – which means, you only have to make the right choices today, realising that’s how you build up long-term habits. Over time, it’s those good habits that keep us from feeling overwhelmed.
One day at a time, the next best decision, day after day. That’s commitment. Is yours strong enough?
PS, I have an opening this week to take up to 5 more committed and determined ladies into my 12 Week Program. Are you interested?
It is designed to help women over 35 end the cycle of dieting, using a simple science-backed approach to losing weight and keeping it off, so they can fit back into their clothes, feel great and thrive with energy and body confidence. If you’d like to know more, please book a Discovery call with me on https://www.andrearobertson.health/12WeekProgram