Once you've decided that you need to lose weight, the only words you want to hear are “you've done it!”
Losing weight can come with a lot of frustration.
But to help combat the frustration men feel when they're failing to meet their weight loss goals, we've compiled a blog that will help you through the process.
As you will read, there are several steps that you can take today that will make your weight loss goals for tomorrow a reality.
Set Achievable Goals
To see success with your weight loss goals, you need to set yourself up for success.
Sound simple? It can be!
We have a formula for the way we set achievable fitness goals. We use SMART goals.
You can create SMART goals for yourself by making sure they are…
• Specific (simple, sensible, significant).
• Measurable (meaningful, motivating).
• Achievable (agreed, attainable).
• Relevant (reasonable, realistic and resourced, results-based).
• Time-bound (time-based, time limited, time/cost limited, timely, time-sensitive).
If your goals don't have these components, they are really just a wish. And while it can be motivating to dream about your results, wouldn't you rather just achieve them?
Visualize Your Success
Visualization is a tactic that encourages people to imagine their success. By imagining that they have already reached their goals, they can feel confident that they can achieve them.
Visualizing your goals helps you do a few main things. It activates your imagination so that you can come up with new ways to achieve your dream, builds confidence in your ability to succeed, and increases motivation.
In order to practice visualizing your weight loss goals, all you need to do is find a quiet place and imagine– in great detail– what you want your body to be like and be capable of.
Put in the Work
Once you've secured the image of your dream body, it's time to put in the work.
There are so many fad diets and workout schemes that are begging for your money and time across the Internet.
But for you to really hit the ground running with a diet plan and a workout regimen that will work for you, you need to find one that was designed for you.
For any of you who want a full on training experience that personalizes your exact diet and workout plan for 30 days, look into the FF30X program.
Track Your Success
This is the fun part.
Once you commit to a weight loss program, your weight loss goals are at your fingertips.
Tracking progress on your weight loss goals is both a reward and a motivator. You'll get to see week-by-week what is working versus what you need to kick into higher gear.
Some of the ways you can track your weight loss are through weighing yourself, taking your fat percentages, measuring your waist, chest, upper arm, and upper leg circumference.
And of course, there's always the age-old measure of “does my favorite pair of pants fit.”
But in all seriousness, checking your weight in one specific way on the same night every week is ESSENTIAL for you to see changes in your body.
Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals
The only thing left for you to do will be to CELEBRATE your success.
Remember that weight loss — if done in a healthy way — is a progressive task that does take time.
But from our experience in coaching men for many years, it doesn't take more than a full week of committing to a weight loss program for you to start to feel more in control of your body and your life.
The confidence that you will gain from reclaiming your physicality is absolutely priceless.
Check out these men who have conquered their weight loss goals through the FF30X program.
Let their success be part of your motivation to join our brotherhood.
Your friend in health and fitness,
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Small note about research cited in this article:
*Always remember: weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual. Just because these studies cite certain data does not mean you will experience these results/outcomes. Always consult with your doctor before making decisions about your health. This is not medical advice – simply well-researched information about weight loss goals. Thanks for reading!