Saturday, March 10, 2012

Weekend Weight Loss Challenges

My workout today was at the 24-hour fitness in Costa Mesa. It's a huge gym (great place to workout), and strangely busy at 6am on a Saturday. It just seems a little too much off the beaten path for it to have been that busy. Great area though. Heck of a shopping mall across the street.

I'm down here for and will be speaking tonight.

So it's the weekend...the time when everyone who is struggling to lose fat falls off their nutrition here's something to consider: If there is junk food in your house, you ARE going to eat it. So if you don't want to eat it, get it out of your house. Otherwise, ACCEPT the fact you're going to eat it, eventually. That's just the way it is, and that's how good diets go bad.

It's like putting water on a gremlin after midnight. And if your family brings it in, then you need to MOVE IT into a place that is extremely difficult for you to access. A high cupboard, somewhere out of sight, out of mind. Research shows the HARDER it is to access, the LESS you eat. Stay strong. I know you can do it.

Losing fat is a game between you and the outside world. Everyone, from family to friends to co-workers to restaurant owners to TV advertisers are conspiring against you to make you eat more and exercise less. Like it or not, it's true.

They might not be doing it on purpose, or with bad intentions, but they are happier when you are fed, full, and flat out on the couch. You must always know your options. You must have Plans A, B, C, D, and E.

You must be prepared to counter-attack. When they say take-out, you say, "I've already prepared my lunch". When they say, "Happy Hour", you say, "Workout first."

And surround yourself with people who are fitter and healthier than you. The power of social support and POSITIVE peer pressure will help you take your health and fitness to the next level.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
"It is not failure itself that holds you back; it is the fear of failure that paralyzes you." - Brian Tracy......So if there is something you've been wanting to do, take at least one small step in that direction today.

Saturday is a great day for this lil' task: Do this 5-minute task: Create your 5% list. Write down everything that you do that ONLY you can do in your business...and ONLY tasks that make you money. That is your 5%. Write down everything else and start delegating it and designing your life to free up more time to work on your 5%.

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." – Lou Holtz.....Remember this in all you do. Bring the right attitude. Stay strong. Focus on your 5% - what you do best and WHEN you do it best (your MAGIC TIME).

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

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