3 Jedi Mind Tricks to Stop Failing at Diet & Training

Still not getting results?

There are several mindsets that guys who get results from their diet and training have, let’s look at three of them.

If you are focused on looking for the easy path and getting quick results, you are focusing on the wrong thing.

Trick #1: Stop Looking for Quick Fixes

It’s rooted in us to look for the most efficient and quickest way. However, nowadays we are surrounded with lots of veneer products that simply don’t work. The only way to find the one that will work for you is to realize what you really want.

Here is a good question, do you want lasting results?

Quick fixes never last and shortcuts take too long, that’s what you really need to realize and choose products and approaches based on that mindset.

Hard work pays off, but there are quite a few issues with hard work:

  1. It’s really hard to sell
  2. It’s boring, uninteresting and definitely not sexy to put on a product cover/label
  3. Requires effort lots of effort
  4. You need to invest some time before you get any results
  5. If you are not committed, it won’t lead to anything

Let’s look at what the difference means in the world of fitness marketing.

Take a look at what the truth is about our workout system (and any good system for that matter):

With this workout, you will have to show up at the gym five times a week. Our diet calculator will give you a calorie budget for the week and require you to make smart choices in order to stay in it and lose weights. It’s important to note that you may not see noticeable results until week 5.

And now what you will be told in an ad/infomercial for the latest home workout device:

Introducing the new fitness machine that will take away the stress from going to the gym and the need to spend countless hours on cardio machines to lose weight. No counting calories required! Lifting weights? Forget it, with this machine you will build rock solid muscles in just a few days, 5 minutes a day, bodybuilders only wish they knew about this secret. No need to train everyday anymore, just a couple short minutes doing simple movements while watching your favorite show in the comfort of your home. Why are you still waiting…BUY NOW and get the body of your dreams effortlessly!!!

Which one would you buy?

Seriously, the workout or the machine?

It’s pretty obvious, but let’s pause for a moment. We both know you are smart, if you weren’t, you wouldn’t be reading this article. So, do you really think that it’s possible to build something without any hard work that other people spent years working on before they achieved their desired results?

I’m all for efficiency and fancy new approaches, but seriously do you believe you can get in shape quickly and effortlessly?

Think about it.

If it was easy, everybody would be in killer shape and looking good would not have such a high social value.

Trick #2: Make It a Priority

Let’s be honest, most people don’t want that awesome physique bad enough.

It’s like in other areas of your life.

You want to have more amazing people in your life, but you don’t spend that much time outside your home. You want to build a better body, but you don’t go to the gym as often as you should. And this list just goes on.

If  unsuccessful people share a common trait it’s definitely this one – not wanting it bad enough.

When you listen to the interviews with out contestants (and especially with the 1st place winners) you will notice that they have all, at some point, decided to give the program their best shot.

If you decide and commit to win our contest, and put your 100% effort, then chances are you will win. Obviously the competition gets tougher each time, but if you want to win it always start with that moment of commitment – deciding you really want it and do whatever it takes to achieve it, and as Goethe said at that moment of commitment, the universe conspires to assist you.

So do what it takes, even if it means finding a way to work out while maintaining your four jobs and taking care of your four children.

Getting and staying in shape has to be a priority. If it’s just something that would be nice to have for summer, then you will give up as soon as you run into some obstacles.

Trick #3: Take Action!

Sitting and reading won’t get you the body you want.

Everyone wishes to get better in something, but no one likes to take action. Taking action is uncomfortable and hurts, right? Well, the truth is that EVERYTHING you want is OUT of your comfort zone, so sitting on your butt won’t get you anywhere.

If you want to get moving, here are the steps:

  1. Stand up
  2. Start walking

It’s that simple.

But it’s not easy and there are no results without action.

And don’t make any excuses!

Just go to the gym.

You have the time. Even if you spend two hours at the gym, five times a week, that’s still only 10 hours a week. And I don’t know if you counted how many hours there are per week, but I did and it’s 168 in total.

That’s a pretty big number isn’t it?

Do you even know where are all the hours you have are being spent each week?

Do you know how much time you spend in front of the tv? Three hours a day? Then with those extra 4 on weekend, that’s 25 hours every single week. That’s 1200 hours a year. Do you know how much muscle you could build in 1200 hours?

Let’s be honest you don’t really need to watch that TV, it’s not improving your life in any way and once you make the decision to stop spending hours in front of the TV, you will suddenly find 25 hours that will be available to you every week that you can invest (yes invest) into working out, planning your workouts and cooking your meals. You don’t need more than that!

You will probably need about half of that time.

And this is how you do it.

You set a plan, find a way to make it happen and take action.

take-action

There are only so many tomorrows…

Taking action is key!

Stop reading and get out of your comfort zone NOW!

What should you take away today?

  1. Don’t look for quick fixes, instead aim for long term solutions, this is not a one time thing, while fitness should never be your identity, it should be a part of your lifestyle
  2. Getting and staying in shape must be a priority, you have to want that body as bad as you want to breath, otherwise your results will be mediocre at best
  3. Let it not be just another article you’ve consumed along with your morning coffee and the latest news, try to act on the information you’ve just learned (read the article again if necessary), if you don’t act now, we both now you never will

Talk to you soon,

Vaclav Gregor

 

About Allen Elliott FIT

Allen is the Editor-In Chief of the Adonis Index Blog, bringing you weekly articles on contest prep, transformation testimonials’ and much more!

Additionally he is a published Fitness Personality, Certified Personal Trainer, and National Competitor in the NPC Men’s Physique Division.

Last but not least, as an Adonis/Venus Index Transformation Coach, he works to provide guided solutions for people who sincerely strive to meet their fitness goals.

Being a fitness model and competitor gives him a lot of valuable insights that nobody else talks about. Among other things, he will teach you how to prepare for a live show or a fitness photoshoot yourself.

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