4 Things to Transform Your Body (That I Use With My Clients)
If you’re trying to transform your body, I’ll guide you in the right direction with 4 things that I use with all my clients
Let’s be honest: a lot of what people do to lose weight, in general, is garbage. Usually, people inflict ridiculously restrictive diets on themselves and they often feel 7 different kinds of shitty in the process. Four weeks of overly-restrictive fuckery only to end up in a worse position than when they started.
If you are actively trying to transform your body, I will guide you in the right direction with four things that I use with all my clients. Here goes.
1. Developing a process-oriented mindset
Ben Carpenter, a fitness trainer, said this in his book:
“Nobody really wants to achieve things slowly when fast is also a viable option. Email is more popular than sending letters by post, online retailers promise to get your orders delivered faster than ever and rapid weight loss is always going to be a more appealing proposition than gradual weight loss.”
The problem with trying to lose weight fast is that it is often a result of unsustainable measures — taking laxatives and diuretics, a very low-calorie diet, no carbs, water fasting, etc. You have to realize that short-term, drastic measures do not result in long-term results.
Rather than aiming for goals such as losing x amount of weight in the x amount of time (the goal-oriented mindset) why not focus on the process (the process-oriented mindset)? Focus on the process, not the outcome.
Simple, healthy behaviors such as consuming more fruit, veggies, and protein, lifting weights at least 3x/week, getting more steps, etc. are what I want my clients to focus on. Here is proof from today’s weekly check-in with one of my clients (credit to Jordan Syatt):
Focus on things you need to do to get to your goal. Not the goal itself.