When I look at the client success stories we’ve gotten over the years at FVT … and all of our positive Yelp reviews … and the hundreds of emails / blog / Facebook / Youtube comments we’ve gotten … and the hundreds more in-person, off-the-record success stories … I have to wonder, what are the keys to success of our MOST SUCCESSFUL clients?
What are the common things people share that get RESULTS in a fitness program (or life in general for that matter)?
At the end of the day, it’s not about the latest and greatest workout gadget or diet plan. It’s also not about superhuman effort.
It’s what’s in your HEAD that makes all the difference. Having a positive attitude, setting goals, focus, taking consistent action … these are by FAR the most important things when it comes to reaching your ultimate fitness goals.
Keeping that in mind, I have for you:
FVT No BS Keys to Fitness Success
1 – Positive Mindset
Wake up every day and expect something GOOD to happen. Let nothing get in your way. Have ONLY expectations of success.
2 – Vision and Goals
See yourself as a success. Write down your specific goals and look at them every day. Focus on their accomplishment.
Setting specific goals to work towards is one of the first things we do with new clients at FVT for a reason – because it works! And, nine times out of ten, people are NOT working towards a specific goal when they come in. Most of the time, they haven’t even given it much thought. This in itself is a game changer!
3 – Make a DECISION
I know for me personally, this was a THE turning point that started my weight loss journey. I saw a picture of myself one day, and decided enough was enough. I DECIDED that day that, hell or high water, I was GOING to get the weight off and get back in shape. No matter what. And 7 months later, I had lost 64 pounds!
Once you decide to make a change and become a better version of yourself, exactly HOW you’re going to do it becomes less important.
4 – Take Responsibility
YOU are the one that’s got you to where you are. The actions you’re currently taking are resulting in the state you’re in. This can be a tough pill to swollow. HOWEVER … the GREAT news is that once you come to this realization, it also means that you have the power to CHANGE!
5 – Change
If what you’re doing now isn’t getting you the results you’re after – you’re going to have to start doing something different, or you’ll end up with the same thing.
Seems simple, but most people never take the time to think about this – and then they look back one, two, five years later, and realize things are EXACTLY THE SAME.
6 – Take ACTION
All the planning and goal setting in the world is awesome … but NOTHING happens until you take action. Consistent, regular ACTION towards your goals is the ultimate key. A little action and forward progress towards your goals each day add up to HUGE progress over time.
To sum up, it’s not about the latest and greatest workout gadget or diet plan. It’s also not about superhuman effort. It’s what’s in your HEAD that makes all the difference. Having a positive attitude, setting goals, focus, taking consistent action … these are by FAR the most important things when it comes to reaching your ultimate fitness goals.
Have a great day, and talk soon –
Forest Vance, MS, RKC II
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