There are plenty of reasons to fall off track with your fat loss program, however it’s essential that you stay motivated, because my experience shows top results for men and women have been 33-34 pounds of fat loss in just 12 weeks.
Others have gone on to lose 100 pounds in 10 months (like Juan!). On average, guys lose over 23 pounds in 12 weeks and women lose 15 pounds of fat in 12 weeks – and end up looking 10-15 years younger with a good fat loss program.
But the bad news is that I was just reading a study that found most overweight folks don’t find exercise enjoyable, and worse, they feel tired after exercise (unlike most TT’ers who feel energized by exercise).
However, I truly believe that it is just a matter of time before those overweight folks would start feeling better.
If I can get more beginner men and women to stick to short, burst workouts, then maybe we can help more people lose belly fat.
Fortunately, I’ve come across two main ways to help you stay motivated that most other fat loss programs neglect.
The first answer to motivation is finding a personal challenge within you to motivate yourself.
After all, the only successful motivation is INTRINSIC. I can’t motivate you, you have to motivate yourself.
That’s why my challenge workouts and Transformation contests are so popular and effective, because it keeps people motivated to improve.
Check out this really cool video of a guy doing my TT Bodyweight 500 workout.
The second aspect of sticking to your program is social support.
Folks need to go on the fat loss forums and get help from others. That will keep them encouraged and on track, knowing that someone else out there cares for them, even if they are 10,000 miles away.
It doesn’t require long, boring workouts. It can also mean meeting new friends online in our fat loss forums. Or joining a TT Bootcamp workout.
No matter what you have experienced in the past, the truth is that losing fat can be a positive, and even an amazing experience!
So if you are just getting started, here’s what you need to do…
1) Get a trainer or nutritionist for professional accountability. Research from Stanford University found this improves results.
2) Start working out with a friend who is losing weight – this too is proven to help YOU lose more weight.
3) Go online and get social support in the TT Forums.
4) Join a bootcamp to start working out to cool music and with new fun friends!
5) Get a nutrition buddy at work who will help you stay on track.
6) Start slowly so that you enjoy exercise and feel energized after training.
7) Combine the social support with good eating and proper workouts and you’ll feel energized all day long!
Soon you’ll completely transform your body, boost your confidence, and you’ll feel amazing.
You’ll be living the TT lifestyle forever!
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS