With all ventures, there are basic principles that drive success. Ignore them at your peril. But should you follow them, you’ll be on the road to success. The same principles apply to fitness.
You need to ruthlessly execute the basics, particularly if you want to lose fat. But as anyone who’s struggled with a diet can tell you, simply doesn’t mean easy.
This post provides you with the principles and tools to succeed in losing fat and looking better naked. But principles and tools don’t tell the whole story. You’ll also need practical strategies if you want to successfully lose fat.
2 The Law Of “Why”
Wanting to lose fat isn’t enough. You need a “why.” Do you want to lose fat and keep it off for good? How about getting shredded and seeing your abs? These are common goals, but they aren’t enough to sustain a diet. To lose fat you need to know “why” losing fat matters to you. It doesn’t matter whether you’re trying to get ripped for the beach or lose forty pounds to be healthier and happier.
These are common goals, but they aren’t enough to sustain a diet.
To lose fat you need to know “why” losing fat matters to you. It doesn’t matter whether you’re trying to get ripped for the beach or lose forty pounds to be healthier and happier.
Take a conversation I had with one of my clients. It went something like this. Me: “You mentioned in your application you want to lose fat and see your abs for the first time.
That’s great, but let’s dig deeper.
Why do you want to lose fat and see your abs?”
Client: “Well, I have a vacation to the beach with friends at the end of April. I was always chubby growing up. Now I want to wow them.” Me: “Wow, that’s great. Can I ask why you want to wow them?”
Client: “Well, I girl I used to date, Jenna, is going to be there. She didn’t find me as attractive as when we first started dating…although she never said anything. If I lean out and see my abs, I’ll be more confident and who knows, maybe Jenna and I will start talking again.”
The takeaway? Fat loss isn’t the goal. The goal is how you’ll feel once you’ve lost fat.
This “why” is what pushes you to persevere through the tough workouts and hunger pangs to stay the course. Dig deep and find out the “why” behind your motivation. You won’t always like what you find, but it’s what you need to do to lose fat and keep it off.