A Guide To Changing Your Life Part 2
August 3, 2017
Now before we do anything, if you haven’t read part 1, stop and read that because I need you to take action on that before we move onto today.
If you already have, and you have taken action and written those goals down.
I applaud you and thank you; I know that it will have a significant impact on your life.
Today we are going to get more into the nitty-gritty of changing your life.
But without the foundation of yesterday, you are setting yourself up to fail.
And the fact that you have taken those steps means that you are already ahead of the game and you should be very proud of yourself.
So here are some other things that will make or break your success.
As always let’s start with the obvious.
Time To Move
Now I am not going to go into detail on this one, for two reasons;
1. What you do will depend on where you are in life and what your goals are, there isn’t a one size fits all option here.
2. On the FB page and in the coming weeks I will provide even more options for things that you can try to achieve the results that you want.
At this point I just want you to start so what ever is going to suit you, and your lifestyle is the answer.
Again the biggest thing is just to take action.
But if you want all the thought of exercise taken care of for you, and you just want to show up get results and go home, then book a Transformation call TODAY.
Now, remember not everyone is accepted because not everyone is right for our family. But if you want to be apart of something that guarantees to change your life, book that call today.
Get Some Grub
By now you should know that nutrition is going to play a massive role in your success, and if you aren’t paying attention to it, you are limiting your results straight off the bat.
That being said, it shouldn’t be so strict that you hate the thought of your next meal and you feel trapped and like there is nothing you can do.
This is why we provide full nutrition guidelines with all our programs, so that;
1. We know that you are on the right track
2. That we can make sure that it is flexible and is going to mesh with your lifestyle, that doesn’t mean you can eat whatever you want 24/7. But we also want you to be able to enjoy life and not feel like you are chained to eating rabbit food.
When choosing an eating plan, I always recommend choosing something that you can maintain for life, or at the very least have a plan for what you are going to do after the initial burst.
Because if you chose something that requires you to sacrifice everything for, there would come the point where that will end, and the backlash will be full on.
Let me ask you does the following story resonate with you in any way?
I had a client who told me she couldn’t diet anymore because it never lasted and she always gained the weight back and then some.
After some digging, I discovered that she was going all in on things that should never have been diets and that there was no way in hell of maintaining.
This woman had one of the best work ethics I have seen, and her commitment was through the roof, so I wondered why it stopped working for her.
Let me give you the prime example; she had used one of those meal replacement diets, where you live on shakes. (Please whatever you do, don’t do this) and she had seen amazing results.
In fact, she nearly went a full year without consuming anything but those bloody shakes.
But she had hit a wall after losing 60kgs, an impressive feat. So after she stopped seeing results, she decided it wasn’t worth the shakes and went back to eating food, within six months she had put on 70+kgs.
Because her body was being deprived so heavily of the things, it needed it rebelled against her causing her to put back on all the weight.
So please I beg of you, choose something that you can do long term, that is good for your health, not just your waistline.
Who’s Watching You?
I don’t mean that creepily, I purely mean that regarding who is there to make sure you do what you said you would.
Because being held accountable is a large key to success.
If you don’t have to report to anyone on how well you are doing chance are that you will stop, some days will get the better of you, and you will just turn around be like not today.
And that’s fine, that’s life.
But if there is someone there counting on you the chance of you saying no drastically reduces.
And it doesn’t matter who is there to hold you accountable, from; you partner, your kids, a friend, Steps to Greatness and myself or your dog.
Just as long as someone is there to say; “did you do your workout today? ”
Or give you the big eyes if it’s your dog.
Your consistency level will sharply increase.
The One Thing
The other week I shared with you, my 12 energy-boosting tips, and I had a woman who came in to see me the following week.
She told me how much she loved them and she had written them all out and had done all of them, and how big a difference this had made to her.
But the next day it got harder, and harder again the following day.
Until after a few days she had stopped doing any of them.
And this is a common thing, which if you try to change every aspect of your life in one go, it is never going to work.
Especially if some of those areas are heavily outside your comfort zone.
So pick one main thing and a few small little things and focus on them. Make sure they are being done every single day.
After 1-2 weeks and you feel these things have become a part of your life, then move onto the next things that you want to incorporate over time all these things will add up and you will be leading a very different life.
Breaking The Cycle
This one continues from the above, it is the yin, to its yang.
So above we talked about creating the positive changes through one thing at a time, now let’s talk about breaking the negatives.
When it comes to breaking habits, this can be a challenging thing. They say it takes between 21 and 69 days to build a habit.
But it takes a minimum of 90 days to break a habit for good.
This is why combining the two often accelerates the results.
Instead of going cold turkey with a bad habit you want to replace that habit with a new healthier habit.
Let me give you an example, if you are prone to snacking on junk after dinner, instead of stopping altogether, you want to replace that snacking with something else.
The best option here would be to have a large glass of water.
But if this isn’t enough chewing a piece of gum or having a better option like a piece of fruit or a small handful of nuts is a much better way to go.
However, the most important part of this is to recognize the trigger.
We can look into this in depth, and I will on a later date, but for now be conscious of what causes you to go it’s time to snack. From here work on replacing what you do when you are triggered and also work on breaking the trigger.
If you can do both of these, that bad habit will disappear quicker than you can imagine.
I forewarn you; this won’t be easy, it’s simple, but not easy.
Even though I have read extensively on this subject there is still some habits I struggle to kick because I don’t stick to the habit breaker long enough, so be patient and stick with it.
But if you mess up don’t worry about it, you are human.
Tomorrow is a new day, and you will do better.
One Step At A Time
This is truly what it is all about, focusing on one step at a time, taking consistent action and continually making small improvements.
Do this, and you will be taking the Steps to Greatness.
Had to make that joke, was to perfect.
But the point remains that too often we focus on the massive things, taking giant leaps forward.
Where in fact greater success will come from the little things and doing them consistently over time.
If you do this in 90 days, you won’t believe how far you have come.
Finally, just start.
I’m going to hit you with a cliché here, but they are clichés for a reason.
A journey of a thousand steps starts with a single step.
Nothing matters unless you take that first step.
None of this will change anything unless you begin.
I implore you to take action today, to start.
Because the time will pass regardless, you might as well make the most out of it.
So thank you for taking the time to read this, now take action on it and start changing your life today.
Until next time,
Lachlan “Kick Starter” Farley