What stands between you and achieving your fitness and nutrition goals?
Have you ever stopped to ask yourself that question?
You hit your 30’s and you know 40 is going to be next. You have this big plan of getting in the best shape of your life. You are ready to take the challenge and get rid of that belly that is hanging over those jeans. You realize your suit is becoming a little tighter for the wrong reason. Running around with the kids is getting a little more challenging and you are out of breath. Keeping up with the guys on the court or field is taking it out of you more than usual.
You know you have been thinking for quite some time that you need to shake things up and get back into the gym.
Then you start thinking where do I start? What do I do? What’s holding me back?
In other words, what are the limiting factors that are holding you back?
Limiting factors are anything that makes it difficult for you to achieve your desired results.
There are many limiting factors out there like:
- Lack of time
- Work/family commitments
- Past injury/present injury
- And more….
I could go on, but to be honest, those are all EXCUSES!
Let’s not pretend, but instead take control of your fitness and nutrition to live a healthier lifestyle.
Over the years of working hands on with people and recently online coaching, the 3 main limiting factors that are holding you back from looking, feeling and performing at your best are:
You played sport back in the day, you have an idea of what to eat, you know what you want to look like, but all this has to be translated into massive action and creating sustainable habits as you move along.
When it comes to getting in the best shape of your life, or any other aspect of life, you have to have a clear vision of what it looks like to you. Some sort of a plan to get to where you want to go. In other words direction!
I learnt this strategy when I attended Tony Robbins, Unleash The Power Within seminar and then further enhanced at BB3 Fitness & Nutrition Center where I worked.
It’s called RPM.
R – What RESULTS do you want to achieve? What’s your desired outcome? Be as precise as you can with this. Don’t be afraid to dream big with this. This is your life for you to be your ultimate best so don’t hold back on what that is for you.
P – What’s your PURPOSE for wanting that specific result? Why do you want to achieve that result? How is it going to make a difference to you and the people around you? These are really important questions, so take time to answer them.
M – Massive Action Plan. This is your map that you are going to follow to get from point A to point B. It like going on a road trip and you plan the direction you are taking. Start thinking how many days per week you going to workout. What are those days and times you are going to train? How much water do I need to drink? What workouts you are going to do. How am I going to structure and prepare my meals?
Once done, you are going to have a blueprint of what needs to be done, to get you in better shape and progressing. Visualize the outcome. Visualize yourself doing the work. Visualize eating for optimal health. Visualize the process and you getting there on a daily basis.
Good nutrition is going to get you to look, feel and perform at your best. Whether you want to lose fat, build muscle, live a healthier lifestyle or even improve sports performance, your nutrition is going to have a major impact on all these factors.
If you don’t eat healthy, wholesome nutritious foods, you are going to feel crappy. Your energy isn’t going to be optimal throughout the day. It’s going to hold you back from be your ULTIMATE best!
Nutrition is a major limiting factor!
Start by making simple changes and creating better habits with your eating.
Increase the amount of water you drink and decrease the amount of soda, juices and sports drinks you consume.
Increase lean protein sources at each meal.
Increase the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat daily.
These are 3 simple habits that can be incorporated today that can make a difference to your health and you moving towards your goals.
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The limiting factor with exercise is if you are not moving enough, chances are you are slowly going to get some love handles. Not what any guy wants in his 30’s or 40’s.
If your lifestyle is wake up early, grab something on the run to work, lunch meeting, grab something from the vending machine to keep you going in the evening, then get home to a massive meal, sit down and fall asleep in front the TV, trust me when I say, you are adding on the pounds slowly but surely.
You got to get moving!
To become fitter, be stronger, live a healthier lifestyle, you need to commit to becoming more active by focused, consistent, intense exercise.
Aim to strength train at least 3 times per week and cardio 2-3 times per week, depending on your time commitments. If you lack time, we all have 20 minutes that we can commit to working out. Keep the intensity high and give it your all for those 20 minutes.
Focused exercise, increasing physical activity (increasing the amount of steps you take each day), and healthy eating control, will produce long-term results.
In concluding, these 3 limiting factors don’t have to hold you back from looking, feeling and performing at your best. You can overcome these obstacles by having a clear plan of action with your mindset, creating simple nutritional habits and building from there and focused intense exercise.
All that you need is within you, to unleash your potential to be your ultimate best, to look, feel and perform at your greatest on a daily basis.
Get out there and take ACTION to becoming the best version of yourself!
Strong Mind. Strong Body. Strong Life.