Is fitness one of your favorite things? We all have a list of our favorite things. It may not be written down anywhere, but you know the things that make you happy.
The list holds your favorite foods, music, TV shows, movies and even people in your life that you can’t get enough of. This is the stuff that you really enjoy. It’s the stuff that makes your life worth living.
Somewhere on the list is your health and appearance. You know that looking and feeling great make a good life even better.
The interesting thing about your list is that without fail you’ll always make time for it.
Yet when it comes to exercise you automatically say, “I don’t have time.”
Time for TV, but no time for exercise… We live in an age where life is full. You don’t have extra time anymore.
You no longer have time. You make time.
It’s time to drop the charade of “I don’t have time to exercise” and call it what it really is.
You know how to make time for your favorite things. You know you want good health. You know you want to look great. You know you want more energy.
Fitness delivers all those benefits – and more.
I believe that fitness belongs on your list of favorite things.
Make It A Favorite: How do you turn something that you’ve dreaded into something that you enjoy?
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Whose fault is it that you’re out of shape and looking for weight loss?
If you go by what you hear in weight loss ads then you believe that it’s anyone’s fault but yours.
The big weight loss companies think that if they put the blame on you, then you wouldn’t buy their bogus pills. So they put the blame on your cortisol levels, your modern diet (ie fast food), or your busy schedule instead of where it belongs – which is squarely on your shoulders.
Sure, you have obstacles that get in your way – your schedule, your job, your kids, the weather, your knee injury from college…but ultimately you have the body that you accept.
I’m going to repeat that so it will really sink in.
You have the body that you accept.
Embracing the blame for your current weight is not a bad thing – it’s empowering. Think about it. If it really wasn’t your fault, if it really was due to a long list of variables that you have zero control over, then you’d be stuck. You’d have no way to change.
The Secret Behind ‘Before and After’ Pictures
Allow me to pull back the curtain for you on something that the weight loss industry doesn’t want you to know. You’ve seen countless before and after pictures documenting weight loss as a result of a diet product. Well, there is more involved than just the diet product, and it’s the same across the board.
Look into the eyes of any person in their before picture and you’ll see that they are disturbed. The body they have is no longer in sync with the body they can accept.
They changed the body that they accept.
Now look into their eyes in the after picture – see the sweet satisfaction? They now own the body that they decided they could accept. And what a great feeling that is.
Your Time To Transform
Whether you realize it or not, you already posses everything you need to transform your body, but it all starts with taking responsibility for the body that you have today. You have your current body because until this moment you’ve been OK with it.
Oh sure, you aren’t thrilled with it, and you even talk about losing weight and getting fit, but you haven’t changed what you’ll accept. Here’s how to transform your body in 3 steps:
Step One: Get Disturbed
You’ve heard it said that emotion creates motion. This is essential when it comes to losing weight. Just like those folks in the before pictures, to transform your body you must first decide that you can’t live another day in the body you currently have.
It’s time to get your emotions stirred up. Make a list of all the reasons that you must lose weight and get fit. Get disturbed!
Step Two: Get Focused
Without clarity it’s very hard to get where you want to go. Now that you’re disturbed with the body you have, it’s time to decide what the body you can accept looks like.
I want you to think in concrete and specific terms. Just like the captions under those before and after pictures – “Suzy lost 25 lbs”, “Mike lost 8 inches from his waist”, “Jenny went from a size 18 to a size 6” .
Get a clear picture in your mind of what you’ll look like in your after picture and visualize what the caption will read.
Step Three: Get Moving
The time spent between your inspiration (now) and your action determines whether you will succeed or fail. Don’t allow yourself to get stuck between inspiration and action – there is always something that you can do right now.
Don’t you agree that you’ll be happier living life in a fit, healthy and attractive body, rather than the body you have today? Of course you’ll be happier.
I’ve helped scores of clients just like you finally lose their unwanted weight.
I am here to take you from your before picture to your after picture, however, you need to bring something to the table – you need to make up your mind about what you’ll accept of yourself.
What will you accept? Let us be part of the transformation here at Team Afterburn! Check out our member success stories at www.teamafterburn.com/testimonials, visit us on facebook at www.facebook.com/teamafterburn, or better yet, come down to the studio and see for yourself!
We often find ourselves wishing we could change something about our life but are often too afraid of the difficulty to even try. Well, at Team Afterburn, we are firm believers that change can happen in an instant, especially when it comes to weight loss goals!
Sure, this may go against popular opinion. Most people believe that change has to be worked at for months or even years. We expect to try and fail numerous times before we ultimately give up or succeed.
How many people do you know who struggle with weight loss? They want to make a healthy change by getting in shape, but the change never seems to take hold.
Is there something in your life that you want to change? Do you have weight to lose? Do you have high blood pressure? Do you have a pair of pants that you wish you could fit into?
What is keeping you from making a positive change in your life, especially if that change is weight loss?
According to professional speaker and author Tony Robbins, it’s the getting ready to change that takes time. In the end there’s a single instant when the change occurs. Robbins goes on to outline three specific beliefs that you must have in order to instantly create a lasting change.
Belief #1: Something must change.
Do you sort of want to get into shape, or do you absolutely have to lose the weight? Does dropping a few pounds sound nice, or is living another day in your current body unbearable? In order to make a lasting change you must be convinced that the time has come. Often that change is adding or removing something from your normal routine. Let that change be your trip to the gym! Let that trip be to Team Afterburn and let us help you along the way!
Belief #2: I must change it.
It is vital that you take full responsibility in making the change. Sure, Team Afterburn and others may assist you, but in the end you are the one who is going to make it happen. You have to need this change enough to make it your personal mission—no one else will do it for you.
Belief #3: I can change it.
Don’t let past failures get in your way. The truth is that you do amazing things when you put your mind to it. Believe that you are capable of losing weight or making any other positive change in your life.
Why do most people fail to make lasting change? They leave it up to willpower. This works for awhile, but you’ll always revert back to what’s comfortable. The solution?
Change what you’re comfortable with.
You’ve probably heard that humans are motivated by two things: 1) to avoid pain and 2) to gain pleasure. When you want to change a behavior pattern the key is to associate pain with the behavior that you don’t want and pleasure with the behavior that you do want.
You know that you want weight loss and that to do so you need to quit eating comfort food late at night. You also know that you need to start exercising on a regular basis. Up until this point your brain is trained to associate pleasure with eating comfort food late at night and to associate pain with exercise.
It’s time to retrain your brain to feel good about exercise and to feel bad about eating late at night. Think about all of the negative things about being overweight and connect these unpleasant thoughts to your late night snack.
Now think about all of the wonderful things about being in shape and connect these pleasant thoughts to exercise.
You are capable of making a big change in your life. Start by calling or emailing me for your no obligation fitness consultation.
Remember, change can happen in an instant. This might seem like a daunting task which is why we are here to be there every step of the way. Check out our many member testimonials who were feeling just like you and many others feel about their weight loss goals and how they have overcome them at www.teamafterburn.com/testimonials. Also, like us on facebook at www.facebook.com/teamafterburn or better yet, come visit us at the studio and get a firsthand look at what we do! We can’t wait to meet you and help you start your journey toward a new you!
Occasionally when we do body measurements with members, the scales actually go up rather than down. We explain that if you are doing exercise training you set out to do, then this is not always a bad thing and can be a sign of progress in many different forms and also a sign of good things to come! We thought it might be good, however, to make sure everyone at home knows to not get completely discouraged at the number on the scale either! After all, you head to the gym because you know that exercise burns calories and helps you to shed extra pounds.
Knowing this, you may think that losing weight should be easy with enough exercise training. However the truth is that if you aren’t accustomed to exercising and are out of shape, beginning an exercise program may actually lead to an initial increase in your weight.
This fact, however, shouldn’t stop you from exercise training, as you’ll eventually turn the weight corner and start losing.
What is it about exercise that may cause some people to gain instead of lose weight?
Muscle: One of the main reasons exercising can lead to initial weight gain is that it promotes the growth of muscle.
If you are not used to working out and haven’t used certain muscles regularly, after exercising your muscles will be sore and will increase in size. While you may burn off fat, muscle is denser than fat. Therefore, the weight you gain is in your muscles.
Don’t sweat it. Since muscles take up less space than fat, your extra weight doesn’t necessarily translate to larger size. In fact, once you start working out, you’ll become thinner, even if you maintain your previous weight. Instead of using a scale to determine if you are slimming down, have your body fat tested regularly or measure your body at certain areas.
If you see that you’re losing inches, then you know you’re on the right track.
Cardiovascular activities like walking, running, or swimming will encourage the growth of lean, toned muscles. Other activities such as weight lifting promote the growth of larger, stronger muscles.
But there is good news in this. If you stick with the exercise program, your muscles will soon stabilize in size and after a time, become toned. After your muscles are strong and able to handle more strenuous workouts, you will be able to burn calories faster.
While it may be frustrating and disappointing to see the scale go up after starting an exercise routine, it shouldn’t stop you from exercising. You may just be building muscle faster than losing body fat. This can be especially true if you’re genetically prone to building muscle fast. The key is to incorporate bouts of cardio exercise in addition to exercise training. That way you will burn plenty of calories during your routine and be more able to shed pounds.
Eating Habits: When you work out and burn calories, your body will feel the need to replace those burned calories.
This may make you feel hungrier than usual, which can cause you to eat more than normal—sometimes without knowing it. A good idea is to keep a food journal to track of the actual number of calories you are consuming.
You may also end up eating more calories and justifying their consumption since you’re exercising. After a good workout, you may see an ice cream sundae as a reward for the calories you burned. Just be careful. If you’re interested in losing pounds, you can’t simply break even with your caloric intake and the amount of calories you burn.
At the same time, eating too few calories can be counterproductive and slow your weight loss. Without enough calories, your body may slow its metabolism. So eat plenty to keep your body well fueled, but choose healthy calories that will help your body recover after a workout and grow stronger.
Hydration: Depending on the time of day you weigh yourself, the scale may read differently. Your weight can fluctuate as much as five pounds depending on the amount of water or food you have recently consumed or the amount of water you have shed in sweat. It is therefore important to weigh yourself at the same time each day.
Team Afterburn is staffed with industry experts, so don’t let yourself discouraged because of misinformation! Talk to us if you’re concerned and we’ll get to the bottom of the numbers and make sure you are on the path you want to be on! In the meantime, check out the number of members who have seen the scales ultimately tip in their favor online at www.teamafterburn.com/testimonials, like us on facebook at www.facebook.com/teamafterburn, or better yet, come on in and sit down for an indepth discussion about your body measurements!