Are you tired of starting over year after year? Monday after Monday? Goal after goal? Well, it is that time of year…….the new year is upon us! Year after year, people make new year’s resolutions. The top five resolutions are the same every year, sometimes just with a little different wording.
Resolutions 2-5 appear in a different order depending on the article you're reading, but overwhelmingly our #1 resolution each year is to lose weight! But how many of us are actually successful with that?
Why do some people LOSE weight and KEEP IT OFF and others find themselves starting over each and EVERY Monday morning?
It's time to stop the endless loop of success and failure. My client, Emily Windschill, is an excellent example of how incorporating just 4 steps can make your 2017 different. This is what Emily says are the 5 secrets to her success:
1. I made the decision.
I gained a lot of weight and saw myself going down a dark road so I said to myself I will do whatever it takes to get to my goals. I wanted to lose fat and gain lean mass. Honestly, my confidence and self image was at an all time low, and one day I just made the decision to change how unhappy I was with my lifestyle.
2. I incorporated the nutrition piece RIGHT AWAY.
I was eating processed foods and not eating whole foods. I didn’t know what healthy foods really were. You hear so many conflicting ideas when it comes to “healthy”…so I did what everyone should do:
3. I listened to my trainer.
I was eating out constantly and did not THINK I could cook. I am not a chef by any means, so working with Kristin and using recipes that tasted great, were easy to make, and that I actually liked was a huge win.
I started meeting with a nutrition Coach Kristin back in March. We met weekly, and then bi weekly, and now meet monthly to do measurements, go over success and to stay on track.
I followed the plan that we came up with together. The key was TOGETHER. She included my success, obstacles, limitations, lifestyle and she designed plan that was not short term fix, but for my life. We constantly change my goals, plan, we plan for holidays and eating out, and the plan KEEPS working. I KEEP steady on my plan and I was feel great.
I have completely changed my eating habits. I LOVE VEGGIES NOW. And when I couldn’t prepare my meals, I incorporated Origin meals.
4. I commit to getting to the gym 4-6 times a week… no matter what.
I met some amazing people through Mi5 who have also become an amazing support system, friends and cheerleaders. Working out has also become part of my routine, a huge part of my life and something I honestly can’t go a few days without. It is my stress reliever, and the gym is my happy place.
I love the feeling I get from working out and having more energy! I love learning new things, challenging myself, and pushing myself to go further every day. I love the entire lifestyle.
I now have more energy, sleep better (I am still working on this), have a more positive self image and love life!
5. Be OK with falling off track. Multiple times. Just. Keep. Going.
If her words above aren't enough to get you going, here are Emily’s impressive body stats as an extra little motivation:
105 mm of fat…GONE.
14% body fat…GONE.
5 pant sizes…GONE.
Tune in next week for details on a huge 1-day “Solutions to Resolutions” workshop coming January 21st 2017.
Nutrition is integral to success, whether your goals are weight loss, general muscular toning, fat loss, performance, weight gain, or just maintaining a HEALTHY lifestyle. Mi5 nutrition coaching provides customized support for all people and all goals. Sign up today: