You Know What To Do, You’re Just Not Doing It

You Know What To Do You're Just Not Doing It

When we get feedback from our readers about the biggest challenges they’re facing, their biggest frustrations, many of the responses start with “I can’t lose weight. If I could just lose this gut, everything in my life would be better“.

While we don’t necessarily agree that if you lose ten pounds your life will miraculously shift into a state of perfection, we do realize that losing weight is a real issue out there on these streets. We get it, we’ve been there.

What we do believe is that if you start taking really good care of yourself, you’ll start feeling better and you’ll lose weight naturally, without depriving yourself, trying fad diets or counting calories.

Losing weight and getting healthy and fit, will likely result in not only new-found energy and enthusiasm for life but, confidence. And confidence is what we’re all about around here.

We want to help you feel great so that you can go forth and conquer whatever it is you want, and we believe that being healthy and fit is the foundation upon which be build a bitchin life.

So ridle me this … why do you think it is that you can’t lose that gut you think is ruining your life? Why can’t you lose that weight and feel good sitting down in your jeans? (I’m not actually confident that was a ridle. Ridles have always confused me.)

I would assume the real challenge is not that you’re missing some nugget of wisdom that only Dr. Oz knows about. I would assume the real challenge is that you know what to do but, you’re just not doing it. Amiright?

Your goals and your actions are not in alignment. If that’s the case, you need to figure out why.

You can start by being totally honest about how well you’re taking care of yourself. I do this all the time, and in the sake of full transparency, I’m usually not doing everything I should be.

While it can be frustrating to realize you’re not really doing what you need to be doing, it’s also liberating to realize that the results are largely under your control.

Where you are now is the sum total of your recent choices so, start making different choices and you’ll likely start getting different results.

Take this little quiz to see if you are consistently engaging in these five foundational health practices. Are they part of your daily life?

#1. Are you drinking plenty of water?

Yes = 2

Kind of = 1

No = 0

#2. Are you eating only real, whole food (not too much, you know what we mean)?

Yes = 2

Kind of = 1

No = 0

#3. Are you exercising regularly (we’ll say 3-5 times a week for 30 minutes)?

Yes = 2

Kind of = 1

No = 0

#4. Are you getting plenty of quality sleep (7+ hours uninterrupted, most nights)?

Yes = 2

Kind of = 1

No = 0

#5. Are you eating lighter at night?

Yes = 2

Kind of = 1

No = 0

Circle your answers and add up the points. I don’t think you need to actually do anything with the number you wind up with, but, you get where we’re going with this, right?

If you scored a perfect ten and you really feel that you’re overweight and not making progress, shoot us an email and we will try to help you sort it out.

If you scored around a seven or below, you might realize now that you’re not actually doing what you need to be doing to get where you say you want to go.

If you scored five or lower, and you wish you could lose that gut or slim down a bit, ask yourself why you’re not taking better care of yourself.

And If you’re saying that you really want to lose weight so you can have a much better life, but yet you’re not doing these simple, universal things that will get you there, it might be time to figure out why that is.

Maybe you don’t really want it that bad. Maybe you don’t believe it’s possible. Maybe you actually don’t care all that much about your gut after all. Maybe there is something else going on.

And be honest because…

“There’s no way around it – to succeed more you have to take more initiative.”

– Brendon Burchard

“We simply must become more responsible for what we are focusing on and doing each day.”

– Brendon Burchard

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