Yesterday I posted a progress photo of my mid-section and received many wonderful compliments along with many inquiries on how I tightened up over the span of a few weeks.
Last month I decided to commit to a fitness project booked for February 24 and put together a program to lean out specifically for this by bringing calories down, bringing protein intake up, tapering down the volume of my training (but continuing to lift heavy), and adding additional cardio sessions into my schedule for 1 month. Pretty standard protocol for dieting prep.
While I’m a big believer in implementing lifestyle and flexibility, achieving an extremely dramatic change in your physique all boils down to how tight your diet truly is and how committed you are to your program. 90% compliance and implementing FREE MEAL strategy over a 3 month time frame will yield wonderful results and this is what I get my clients to aim for. This is a great balance between dieting and lifestyle.
For me – I’m on a time constraint and this project is extremely important so my compliance is 100% every day. Never wavering. My SHORT 30 day program really consisted of:
– Declined all invites for get togethers with friends and family
– Not celebrating my husband’s birthday
– No Super Bowl parties and stayed on plan for the game
– Brought my own food to my girlfriend’s birthday party
– No Valentine’s Day celebration
– Didn’t miss 1 meal
– Did not have any FREE MEALS
– No snacking
– No alcohol
– Did not miss 1 workout
– Brought my own food to my mom’s birthday celebration
While this my seem extreme for some, this is truly what is behind my training and dieting strategy. With my husband fully behind me, my personal (and professional) goals superseded anything and everything.
Dieting will never, ever be convenient and there will always be sacrifices. But the good news is dieting also isn’t “forever”.
The difference between achieving GOOD results and GREAT results all boils down to a person’s full compliance and commitment to their goals.
Are you fully committed? Or ‘sorta’ committed?