Saturday, 31 October 2009
How My Trip To Orlando Is The Same As Your Fat Loss Plan.
I hope you've had a killer week and have been kicking some serious ass with your fat loss progress?
Yesterday I got back to the UK from my week long break in Orlando. I actually still feel quite jet-lagged as I sit here now and write this but not as bad as I thought I might be.
The trip was kind of a mixture of business and pleasure. At the start of the week I attended a 2 day fitness conference and after that I went on to explore Disney World, which included Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Universal.
All in all a good trip and nice to have some chill out time. Would recommend it every once in a while.
During the conference, I made plenty of notes and over the course of the 2 days I managed to jot down some great quotes that really got me thinking and thought I'd share them with you here.
Read these quotes if you want to succeed.
1) "There are 2 reasons why people fail. By the thoughts that occupy their mind and by the people they surround themselves with." - Bedros Keullian
I love this quote! Just like your body needs to be fed with the right nutrients to get the best out of it, your mind ALSO needs to be fed with the right THOUGHTS. Having the right mindset and maintaining a postive "CAN-DO" attitude when you're goal is to lose bodyfat and transform your body is key.
Also, surrounding yourself with people who are stronger, fitter and leaner than you will help you with your fat loss journey. This will help raise your game and bring you up to their level alot quicker than if you were to do it on your own.
2) Done Is Better Than Perfect...Quit worrying about what the best way to eat and train is and just GET STARTED TODAY! - Craig Ballantyne
You don't have to be a perfectionist when it comes to starting a fat loss plan. Whilst paying attention to detail is important, it's not essential. Just get going and start that fitness program that you said you were going to at the start of the year. Start cutting out sugar and processed food from your diet. You'll be amazed at what a difference it makes.
3) Do You Have A Degree In GSD? - Vince Del Monte
This was my favourite quote of the whole conference! This stands for "Getting Shit Done."
Blunt from Vinny but to the point which I love!
In my experience, when it comes to training and nutrition, alot of people "talk the talk" but don't "walk the walk". In my 13 years as a fat loss coach I've come across plenty of clients,personal trainers, nutritionists even doctors who "KNOW" plenty about nutrition (some of who know more about nutrition than me), they KNOW that sugar will play havoc with their fat loss plan, they know that alcohol will put a hault on their progress and they realise that consuming processed food won't see results but STILL choose to eat in this way.
You can read all the text books, magazines, learn all the latest fat loss resarch under the sun but there comes a time when you just have to "Get Shit Done" and simply start putting into practice what you've known all this time.
If you want to succeed with ANYTHING in life (not just your fitness goals) then take a leaf out of Vinny's book. You need to have a positive can-do attitude with a strong desire to succeed.
I'll be reminding myself of these 3 quotes over the next few weeks and will be sharing with all my private clients.
Start to install some discipline in your life and start taking ACTION today.