Earlier this month, Health Habits went undercover.
I approached 10 of the biggest, most powerful names in the fitness/weight loss business, and I tried to get the answer to one simple but powerful question.
But, before I get to the question, let me explain my motivation behind this little adventure.
- Obviously, I am obsessed with health/fitness/weight loss
- I am always searching for easier & more effective ways to help people transform their bodies from flab to fab, from fat to fit, etc…
- While I think that certain ways of eating and exercising are superior to other methods, I believe that the key to improved health & fitness is consistency. The best training or diet plan is useless if you don’t follow it consistently.
So, being a wee minnow in the ocean of health & fitness, I decided to pick the brains of the giant whales of the industry.
Here’s what I did:
I emailed these fitness gurus and told them that some friends of mine had experienced great success with their program, but that I was having trouble sticking with the plan. I would lose some weight, cheat, gain the weight back…
Did they have any advice on how to improve my adherence to their amazing plan?
- 3 of the 10 never responded to my emails (3 attempts)
- An additional 3 of the 10 recommended that I purchase their book.
- 2 of the 10 suggested that I join their online coaching program
- and the remaining 2 of 10 actually replied with a personal response.
Of those two responses,
The first recommended that I needed to set goals and work step by step towards those goal.
Set goals…seriously?….Why didn’t I think of that? (sarcasm)
So, at this point, I was pretty bummed about the results of my little undercover private investigation.
But then this happened…
Thanks for the email.
Your problem is one that I have personally and professionally experienced many times over the years, and to be honest, I don’t have a “fool proof” answer to your question.
My experience has shown me that every person is unique and that they need to find their own motivation. The thing that motivates me might not motivate you.
All I can suggest is that you try to find something that creates an emotional response down deep in your heart. Take that emotion and use it to fight those bad habits that we all have.
I hope this helps
So, whaddaya think of that?
My faith in human nature has been restored.
A multi-millionaire personal trainer to the stars has his own problems and is willing to admit that he doesn’t have all the answers.
But, where does that leave us?
Is there a magic answer to my question?
How do we train ourselves to stick with the game plan?
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