#1 – There Must Be A Deadline.
It’s simple psychology. If you don’t have a deadline there is no urgency to take action. It’s been that way since when you were a child in school.
Homework got completed because there was a due date.
Fat loss programs succeed based on that same psychology. If you don’t have a deadline, a target to shoot for, there is no urgency.
Your effort gets watered down.
You don’t stick to the program. You have no urgency and no real, specific target in mind.
That’s why just having a membership to a health club or joining classes will never work.
#2 – It Must Be Simple To Follow. Almost every fitness program falls into one of two categories…it either is almost impossible to follow or there’s really no specific program to follow.
Let me explain.
Most of those fitness programs that promise incredible results probably would work… if you could actually stick to them.
All it would take is hiring a full-time nanny to watch your kids, quit your job, hire a chef and max out your credit cards buying supplements. No problem, right?
This happens for a couple of reasons really. Either the ‘expert’ creating the program really has no idea about who you are and what your life is really like… or… they just don’t care and they’re creating their masterpiece program that would work if the stars aligned.
On the other side of the spectrum are the ‘just show up’ programs. Gyms, aerobic classes, running or long slow cardio and fitness boot camps. With these, there really is no plan, so there is nothing to follow.
They’re mistaking getting someone tired for getting them to their goals.
#3 – There Must Be A Challenge For A Change To Happen. For you to see any significant changes, you’re going to have to step out of your comfort zone.