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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Something needs to change

It is easy to determine the turning point in my life that made me decide to change. I am happy to say that it was actually a great moment in my life, I got engaged.

The date was set for May 2012, which is now less than 3 months away. Having said that, I didn't start exercising or changing my food habits immediately. I still don't understand why and am in fact a little disappointed in myself that I didn't. Maybe you can relate to that; knowing you need to change, having a goal and a future event that means you have to commit, yet you don't do anything about it. 

On 1st January 2011 I started my exercise regime, a couple of months later than I should have but I started. If you keep putting off your plans, can't get started, don't know where to start or have failed too many times previously, you need to identify your goals and identify what will drive you. 

I gave myself accountability with my goals as I told my colleagues, friends, fiancee and anyone else who would listen what I wanted to achieve. Considering I am devoted to healthy fat loss over a long period of time, my goals were achievable and realistic. 
  • Lose 2 stone by the end of 2011 - achieved 
  • Lose another 2 stone by my wedding - in progress but on track 
  • Go from 35% body fat (Jan 2011) to 12% (Dec 2012) - will let you know 
These goals have been set in stone (no pun intended) and are in the back of my mind every time I find it tough. The first goal drove me through 2011 and kept me focused, it was important to be able to monitor my progress and have something to work towards. Being accountable meant my drive couldn't waiver. 

I have had another motivator, something incredibly powerful and something that I recommend everyone tries to duplicate in some form. For me it is a picture of me and my mum at my sister's wedding. Under no circumstance do I want a photo of me at 35% body fat on my own wedding day. I don't think I would ever look at them and considering it is not cheap to get a good photographer, there is little chance I won't achieve my second goal. I will post a photo of me and my mum from my own wedding day later on in the year. 

To recap; to help you get fit 4 good, you need goals and motivation. Identify your goals, write them down and share them with your close friends and family. This will motivate you but if this motivation is not enough think about something else that will drive you. If you can have a mental picture, like mine, it really will help push you when you need it most. 

Email: loseweight4thelasttime@gmail.com

Get Fit 4 Good does not have doctors on staff, and the advice found on this blog is not a substitute for medical advice. Always consult a doctor before beginning any exercise or nutrition program. 

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