Don’t you want to know how they did it?
When you see people who have lost weight and transformed their body, don’t you wish you knew their secrets?
They are successful losers and it’s time to learn how they lose fat and keep it off!
“Long ago, I realized that success leaves clues and that people who produce outstanding results do specific things to create those results. I believed that if I duplicated the actions of others, I could reproduce the same quality of results that they had.” – Tony Robbins
Success leaves clues.
I don’t think I’ve ever read anything more true. One of the simplest and easiest ways to discover your path to success is to learn from someone who has already accomplished what you want to do. It doesn’t have to be rocket surgery!
Well, if you want to lose weight and shed some body fat, I’ve got a treat for you today. Meet Kelly Watkins and Justin Carter, two of my clients and friends. At the time of this writing, Kelly has lost 75 pounds and Justin has shed 102. Yes, that’s a staggering total of 177 pounds! They basically lost . . . me!
In order to see what clues their amazing success left behind, I decided to ask a few questions. I hope their answers inspire, motivate, educate, and smack you in the face with a big dose of “I CAN do this!”
Question 1: What’s been the biggest change you’ve made?
Kelly Watkins: My attitude toward exercise and daily diet. How I see exercise – now, it’s something I WANT to do, not something I HAVE to do. I like feeling stronger. Also, my life no longer revolves around food.
Justin Carter: I am MUCH more nutritionally aware. Learning more and more and consistently applying what I learn. Getting into this weight-loss process I said to myself – “I’m not gonna make this torturous. I’m going to make it something I can stick with.”
Question 2: What are the biggest things you’ve noticed since losing the weight?
KW: I have so much more energy! I’m better mentally too. I used to feel like I was in a fog, now I’m no longer in that fog. Before my weight loss, I struggled with debilitating foot pain and was told I had bone spurs on my heels. Now, almost magically, no more foot pain!
JC: Everything is better when you’re in shape. I get a lot more done, enjoy my workouts more, have a whole lot less aches and pains from day to day. I’ve had 2 back surgeries and used to have terrible plantar fasciitis. It took me 10 to 15 minutes just to get moving (somewhat comfortably) when I woke up in the morning. Now – NO foot pain and zero back pain!
Question 3: Looking back, what was holding you back? What kept you from being successful in the past?
KW: Not being realistic. I was always too extreme one way or another, my diet and exercise were either perfect or crap. I couldn’t find or live in the middle.
JC: Taking responsibility. The #1 person that’s gonna stop you is yourself. You are a product of the choices you make. Putting yourself 2nd sounds noble, but you’ve GOT to be okay putting your health first. Also, I took a leap of faith and signed up for a gym membership when I really couldn’t afford it. I HAD to take action. It was time.
Question 4: What would be your advice to someone who is in your old shoes (someone who needs to lose 30 or more pounds)?
KW: Keep at it. Don’t quit. Don’t focus on the scale. Focus on improving your physical health. Your health is more important than wearing a size 6.
JC: I’m a big believer in planning. Write down what you want to do, verbalize it, focus on it. Focus and planning will get you there. You’re going to get derailed, so be prepared for that. Also, when wondering about a certain exercise routine or diet, ask yourself – “Does this interest me?” If not, don’t do it.
There are so many clues and so much wisdom in Kelly and Justin’s words that I’m not even going to make additional comments. Instead, be on the lookout – I’m putting together another blog post that will give the “coach’s view” of this
tremendous weight loss wisdom. I’ll dig through these Kelly and Justin’s advice and reveal the success clues that you can put into action immediately. Be on the lookout for part II coming soon!
I have the privilege and pleasure of coaching awesome clients like Justin and Kelly on a regular basis. I’m the first to openly admit – success can only come from you, from within. However, a good coach can work almost like a magician to help fertilize that success and bring it out. If you’re ready to take action, start losing weight, and feeling better, I want you to download 10 small food tweaks that I teach every client. Click HERE. It just might be the spark you need to get started changing your body!