“You could just as easily change your life today as any other day. You don’t need to wait for January first.”-Dan Kennedy
Today is your chance to forget the mistakes of your past and get a new start.
So how do you make sure this day isn’t like all the Monday’s before?
Where you get started with the best intentions and by Wednesday you’re struggling again?
How do you make sure you’ll actually still be working out, eating better, heck just showing up…next Monday?
Support is THE most dramatic game changer in fat loss and getting into shape.
You’ve got to get yourself some support.
You’ve got to get some support and the more support you can get the better.
Support is so important it’s the 4th Foundational principle in the Body Firm.
Don’t ever dismiss the power this has on your success.
Study after study has shown the power of support in helping people to their goals, and the more support you have the greater your chances of success.
If nutrition success is based on the “what” you eat.
Then successful support is the “who”.
The “who” you hang out with or are around most of the time.
The “who” is based on the power of productive association.
The first time I heard about the power of productive association was from my dad.
My dad who was an unaplogetic hardcore alcoholic most of his life.
Only after the Air Force threatened his career and my mom divorced him. Did he finally seek help and stopped drinking in his 40’s.
After he’d been sober for a few years I asked him what the hardest part about giving up drinking had been?
He told me, “I had to get a new set of friends”.
He explained when he was drinking. Everything revolved around that pastime. And he didn’t really associate with anyone who didn’t drink a lot.
When he stopped drinking. He said he knew he couldn’t hang out with the same people or he’d get sucked back into his old habits pretty quick.
He had to get around people that wanted what he wanted. A full life that didn’t revolve around alcohol.
So he had to seek out new friends that even if they did drink socially it didn’t consume their lives.
That was the hardest part for him and a good lesson for me.
You can-not out perform you most persistent associations.
The “who” you’re around matters, a lot.
And you should carefully choose the who you want to be around based on productive association.
If you hang out with a bunch of people who don’t exercise, who do overeat, who don’t care about their health or weight. You’re going to have trouble out performing that on your own for any length of time.
You’ll get sucked back into their habits and belief systems quickly.
It’s going to take more than “will power”.
If you want to change your most ingrained and strongest habits.
You’re going to have to seek out a different group of people.
Who want what you want. Who are doing what you want to do.
A place and people where you will be recognized, rewarded, and encouraged to new habits and behavior. People who do exercise, who do eat in a way that makes them feel better not worse.
Your most persistent associations will make you or break you. The support you need must be there.
There’s a ton of it out there you don’t even have to leave your computer to connect with Sparkpeople.
Weight Watchers rocks the support groups and an eating program so good I modeled my own off of it. Because it works!
Test out a FREE week of Rapid Results Fitness Camp. The people you need to be around are definitely here.
This is where the people are..who will support, respect, and encourage your efforts to a healthier lifestyle.
Remember it’s the “who” that matters most.
Get the support you need.
And get it now.
P.s.”One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now”