I want to tell you about a client. Imagine for a second that you're in her shoes. She wanted to lose 60 pounds after having a baby and a very challenging pregnancy. She’s feeling uncomfortable in her skin, tired from the sleep deprivation and her body is feeling weak and stressed as a result of months of bed rest. She’s not feeling the best about herself. She resolves to get her old body back after having a baby, but she also thinks that because she’s in her 40s, she might have to accept the fact that she may not get the weight off. How would you approach that? Where would you start? I can tell you what most people do: the bigger the goals, the more time they think they have to devote to workouts. The bigger the weight loss goal, the more extreme the diet choices. But, the downfall is that it’s hard to change everything in your life all at once and expect that to last. Because, after all, there are only so many things we can focus on in a regular day. It’s hard to go from no exercise to spending hours in the gym. It’s hard to go from eating anything you want to focusing on meal prep, meal planning and thinking about the choices you’re going to make in a given day. You still have to show up at work, commute, do housework, spend time with family and friends and do your usual stuff. You can only focus on so much before your brain says: "Screw it, this is overwhelming and too tough. I quit." Naturally, people who approach big goals by changing everything don’t last very long. I’ve done it and many of my clients have done it before they show up in my office. They realize they need guidance and that there has to be a better, smarter and more efficient way to get to their goals and then keep them. What if I told you that you could lose 60 pounds by putting in an average of 20 minutes of strength training a day?
What if I told you that two rest days a week would be part of that plan? What if I told you that walking and sleeping works wonders for fat loss and allows you to reduce your appetite and sugar cravings? What if I told you that by doing less, you have a significantly greater chance at succeeding? And, what if I told you that when you do all that, you'd rebalance your body’s hormones so that they shift from fat storage to fat burning and allow you to consistently drop body fat…? Yes, I know, it sounds totally absurd. It’s not what you read in diet books. It’s also not what all the ads on TV will tell you about that you’re about to see as the new year rolls around. The premise is always: work your butt off and eat nothing and you too can look like a supermodel. This woman I'm telling you about just finished my Online Slim & Strong Program. She has been at it since June and over 5 months has completely transformed herself. Take a look:
Tell me you're not as blown away as I am (she is too, by the way).
She did all the above: spent an average of 20 minutes a day lifting, walking a lot, eating to rebalance her hormones so her appetite would be diminished and her sugar cravings very quiet. She also did it as a new mom and while breastfeeding. The workouts were very similar to the one I sent you last week. Short and effective. The nutrition advice was geared directly towards her hormonal situation as a new and breastfeeding mom. She is now in a more stressed-out state, similar to that of a menopausal women, so she had to approach things with a ‘less is more’ approach. When you feel strong, fit and energized, every single area in your life improves. Your relationships, your work performance, your relationship with yourself and how you show up at work, when you go out or just how you feel when you look at yourself in the mirror.
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