One of the main reasons fitness programs or diets fail is because of the “all or none” mindset.
The story tends to go something like this…
Susan is ready to get in shape! She throws out all the junk food in her house and signs up to hit the gym 5 times per week! She’s eating meat and vegetables, training hard, and feeling great about it!
Motivation is through the roof her first week or two…maybe even three. Then reality creeps in. She misses sugar. She’s sore and tired. Things were “easier” before she started this new venture.
She justifies skipping a day or two or three in the gym. She finds herself back in the bakery because she’s been working hard and she “deserves” it.
Within 6-12 weeks of starting the journey, Susan is right back to where she started – eating what she wants and not working out…except now she’s got a gym membership bill to pay for each month.
Anne Marie used to be like that. Before she joined Ascend, she had tried every single diet plan in the book. And they all worked… for 4-6 weeks. But then she’d revert to old habits and the cycle would repeat. It’s exhausting! But by focusing on creating sustainable habits, Anne Marie is still making progress 1 year later. Not only has she lost 30 pounds, but she feels happier, healthier, has more energy and confidence.
I’m not sharing this story (about Susan) to be negative! I’m sharing it because this is the reality that many of the people we’ve worked with here at Ascend Fitness + Lifestyle have faced in the past, and they’ve been able to change that story.
Instead of going from 0 to 60mph overnight, if Susan had taken less of an all or none approach, she would still be on track. Defining a REAL, sustainable plan of action is one of the top ways we help our clients get results.
If you’ve ever tried to change everything overnight, you know it rarely works. Maybe you even relate to Susan’s story or you know someone who relates.
If you want to get out of the all or none mindset (or know someone who needs to), please leave a comment or click here to let me know.
There is a better way, and we can help you navigate your path just like Anne Marie.
To Your Success,
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