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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Achieving A Successful Body Transformation: Part 1

Here's my latest article on The Soko.


Achieving A Successful Body Transformation: Part 1

Most people seem to want the quick fix solution. Over the years, they have gained more and more weight, and then all of sudden, a magical pill hits the stores that claims it can take it just once a day and change nothing else in their lives to lose inches and inches off their waist. They think they have found the answer.

It sounds so easy. Just take one little pill and bam! Your fat will disappear forever and you can still live the unhealthy lifestyle that got you to think about taking the pills in the first place.

There are a lot of ‘miracle’ products out there from pills to the latest ab equipment. The sad truth for almost everybody is that they don’t do what they are supposed to do. They just flat out don’t work.

Why? Because you can’t just snap your fingers and the weight is gone. There are some major lifestyle changes that need to be made and they are going to take some effort to conquer them.

The great motivational speaker, Jim Rohn has said, “For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.”

I’ll be honest, this will take discipline, but the rewards will be golden.

Take Responsibility

To become truly successful with your body transformation you must first take responsibility of your actions. It seems like a pretty simple idea, but hardly anybody actually does it.

If I asked you why you wanted to change the look of your body and why it got like that in the first place, what would your answer be? Would you answer that it was all your fault? Or would you have somebody or something else to blame?

Maybe you had a child. Maybe you started working more. Maybe your friend stopped working out with you. There are thousands of excuses as to why you got out of shape, but the reality is that it’s you, and only you, that could have prevented it from happening.

This is the first step, because if you don’t take full responsibility when something goes wrong (and something definitely will), you’re probably not going to move forward and try to beat the challenge. You will either quit or make excuses. I realize that this may sound a little over the top, but it’s not. It’s very real and once my clients have taken this mindset their results either double or triple.

Power of Choice

Once you’ve decided to take full responsibility for your transformation, it’s time to use your common sense to win. When you are offered dessert at your friend’s house after dinner, you will know to do what is best for your goals. Same goes for when you’re grocery shopping. You know that chips and pop are not good for you, so why would you buy them for yourself if you are actually serious about reaching your goals?

Everything you do is a choice -- plain and simple. So when it comes to your success with your transformation, you have to make sure that your choices are moving you forward towards your goals.

It’s a simple yet tough choice that we all have the capability of making. The obesity crisis continues to rise, proving that a lot of people just are not doing it.

Stop Over-Thinking

The more we complicate things, the harder those things are to accomplish. Fitness information is all over the internet and it’s really easy to get confused about what you should actually be doing. I’ve had clients who have hired me because they were so confused from trying to figure it out themselves that they just wanted answers.

I know people who have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on every new diet or ab product. You’ll hear me say this a lot in this article series, but there is no magic answer. That’s why new products have to keep coming out. Because if there actually was a product that solved everything, then you would know about it and I would be out of business.

more to come

I realize that this was a loaded article, but I feel it was a necessary article to write and share with you. Remember, once you take responsibility for your actions and make sure that every choice you make brings you closer to your goals, you will be well on your way to success.

To your success,

Dan Grant

PS - I had a MAJOR computer meltdown this week so if you've emailed me I WILL get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks.

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