It pisses me off. It pisses me off because I know that there are people who will try anything to get the weight off and feel better about themselves.
I have been there. I was once a Slim Fast new mom and desperate for my old body back, starving while nursing and not able to make something to eat so slurped on those instead.
So let me tell you the actual secret to weight loss: There is none. Nope. Not one single secret.
Not to say there will not be a shiny new gym, a new product, some scientific wonder to get your attention. There always is.
Your body already knows how to lose weight and be healthy. You just need to get on the same page and let it do so. Don’t know how? Confused with all the inundation of “secrets” out there?
It all comes down to wanting to learn skills that are sustainable, and wanting to truly change your lifestyle. Open mind, open heart – ready. Being willing to let go of what you think you know and trust someone who gets actual results for people is imperative.
So if you are not going to let go of your cake and diet sodas and eating out all the time or not being honest with yourself – then stop right here. Because I promise there is no magic pill, class or product that will help you with your health and weight loss. Unfortunately, what you eat in private, always shows up in public. (that’s a harsh fact friend, sorry)
At 22 years old with 20 pounds to lose — that’s easy.
At 42 or 52? A completely different story. Your body is doing stuff you need to know about and you are most likely the culprit holding it back from it’s true path to your health and wellness.
These fads, products, pills are no secret… they are a crutch, they are a lie and they do not work. There can be no sustainability with them. In other words, they might work for a second, but they are expensive and will only get you a little something – if that. But the minute you stop, you’ve gained nothing but an empty wallet.
Personally, I like things that are simple, I can do, and I can rely on myself to get the job done.
I just can’t in my deep down gut, sell products that “help you lose weight” – I’ve tried them, sure. I’ve had others who wanted to try them. But ultimately the only thing that actually worked for them was getting in the studio and doing the work, living an actual healthy lifestyle and get better at getting better. Literally changing the way their body was shaped, shifting to a personally kinder mindset, losing the fat and jiggle and dropping sizes. Which is pretty much what we’re all looking for if we’re honest.
I don’t teach or preach suffering. I like feeling good honey! And want that for you! I want my people’s success to manifest in the habits and skills that work.
I teach common sense, what real food is and does to your beautiful body and yea, yea, certain chocolate is okay to eat once in a while. I teach how to push, pull and lift WEIGHTS, those wonderful things that Change the Game for you! It’s what our bodies are made to do and I love seeing your eyes pop with the thrill of dropping pant sizes, bras sizes (say bye to back fat honey!), underwear and whatever else sizes!
I will keep it authentic. I don’t judge or shame you for heaven’s sake. I meet people where they’re at, but won’t let them stay there – if they want out that is.
I share my stories, my imperfections. I let them hear that I don’t do perfect, that they will never do perfect. And that’s OKAY. Do better than before, create the healthy, happy, KIND mindset, learn the skills. SO simple…yet people don’t want simple, they want FAST, SLICK and SCAMMY! Where is my credit card? That shake weight has GOT to work for my arms! Hmmmm.
Here’s the thing and the no secret secret I mentioned: Time and time and TIME AGAIN, I will do someone’s fitness assessment, they will start to implement what I share with them during that time, and they come to me at their first workout three to four days later with 5 lbs. off of them, gut feeling better, bloat going away and energy! And they are completely astounded and excited to get to work in the studio! I love this part!!! No products, no pills, no secret – just learning some things and new ideas (that are not so new by the way) and putting them into practice. THAT is sustainable. THAT you can take with you for the rest of your life and it won’t cost you anything once you’re done.
See? There’s no secret there. Just putting the rubber to the road and learning how your body works. Why it wasn’t working, and having that awakening and understanding that WHOA, I can do this!
Not just telling, but showing. I’m a doer. But I can’t want it more than you do.
I wrote a blog a while back about the products and fads people buy into that you can check out here: http://fbfitness.com/cindys-top-5-favs-hey-its-not-just-hype-but-pure-bullhit/
Here’s the link to the FUNNY stuff people have actually bought into out of desperation: http://scoobysworkshop.com/hall-of-shame/
(remember: I was the slim fast momma and I remember way back in the day trying a pill or two that promoted weight loss. It felt like I was on speed/amphetamines and my heart was going to burst! No thanks!)
Please just remember next time you are desperately thinking something you’ve heard about is THE THING that is going to help you, just stop. Ask yourself, is it simple, is it sustainable, can I do this on my own afterwards.
It blows me away that there are people paying huge dollars in gyms, colorful classes, and taking all kinds of products, and are either not going or not seeing any sustainable results.
Sustainability means that you are not dependent upon it. Until you learn a foundational skill set that you can do on your own, with pride and consistency, you will continually be lured into the trap of quick fixes. secrets and miracle products.
Again, there is no secret in sustainable skills and results due to putting them in practice daily. It’s truly getting back to basics. Basic training! Why it’s amazing what happens when you do it.
My new clients are jumping on my FREE Month of personal training when they invest in themselves and the Game Changer package. I promise, if you are honest, and do the work, it will get you the results you want. It will change your game, your mind, heart and spirit, your body and clothes size.
Ready? I’ve got a secret to share so come closer and let me tell you, show you! You will be amazed.
Hugs and blue skies,