Can we be honest with you?
Your chances of setting up an effective plan of action on your own aren’t too hot.
Why do I say that? Because every single day we hear people tell us about their past attempts at fitness and it always goes something like this: “I’m going to get on the treadmill more and start eating salads everyday for lunch. That’ll do the trick.”
After a week (if that) of sporadic cardio and light salads, they step on the scale only to be disappointed by the little to no change it shows. And that disappointment stems from 2 main problems with their plan:
1) They didn’t set up a measure of success.
2) They didn’t set up a solid plan of action that will ensure they reach that measure of success.
Okay, I know that probably sounds like a bit of mumbo jumbo, so let me break down those two points for you.
Setting up a measure of success simply means that you manage your expectations when it comes to your results. Is what you consider a bad result realistic or are you holding on to the dream of that unmaintable 5 lb. weight loss each week? On the flip side, does a “good” result in your eyes have the earmarks of a safe program: