Message From: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, founder of The Fit Father Project
I hear this complaint from men all the time…
“Dr. A… I’m just not disciplined. I can’t get motivated to lose weight. I know it’s my fault that I’m eating junk and not exercising. I just can’t stay consistent.”
If you have had a similar thought to the one above, here's the truth:
It is your fault.
But it’s not your fault in the way you probably “think.” Allow me to explain…
When it comes to losing weight and getting healthier, you have TWO (2) Primary Tools that you can rely on.
- Tool #1: Raw Discipline
- Tool #2: Strategic Planning
You can choose to rely on discipline… and “bet” on the fact that you’ll buy the salad for lunch instead of the burger.
OR… you can choose strategic planning and prepare healthy food ahead of time.
You can choose discipline and bet on the fact that you’ll “feel motivated” to exercise after work.
OR… you can choose strategic planning, pre-pack your gym clothes, and tell your friend you'll text him an accountability picture after your workout.
Look, I’ve coached over 10,000 men through successful weight loss transformations. And I've seen guys take the “brute force approach” and try to rely on discipline to carry them to success.
Relying on discipline is a short-term strategy. Strategic planning always wins in the long run.
On that note, I have two questions for you…
- Are you playing the short game or the long game?
- Are you betting on strategy… or the illusion of perfect discipline?
Here's the lesson I want to leave you with today…
If you’re feeling undisciplined… discipline is not your issue.
Your issue is probably a lack of strategy and planning.
Please know that I don't mean this in an accusatory way. Lack of strategy and planning is a huge issue that affects almost everybody who is struggling with their health and weight.
I am intentionally blunt in this article because this key distinction is powerful enough to change your life forever – so I want to communicate as clearly as possible.
Please stop focusing on discipline (or your supposed “lack thereof”).
You do not need to find discipline.
Start taking action on strategy. Discipline will find you.
Also, if this is your first time to the Fit Father Project website, I highly recommend you grab your free copy of our 1-Day Weight Loss Meal Plan For Men 40+.
In that free meal plan, I show you the best eating strategies to ensure you stay consistent.
And here's one final “surprising gift” of prioritizing strategy…
Strategy ultimately makes you more consistent.
DISCIPLINE is a muscle that only grows with consistency.
You will never become more disciplined by failing at another crash diet or “workout kick.” You will become more disciplined by prioritizing strategic planning.
Make this a great week. Let's get you strategic about this health stuff.
Your new friend & health coach,