Boy Scouts Can Teach You A Lot About Fat Loss
I wasn’t a boy scout when I was a kid, which may explain why I can’t tie a knot to save my life.
It may also explain why I don’t like to go camping, couldn’t start a fire without a flame thrower, and pretty much couldn’t survive one day in the wilderness…
…oh who am I kidding, I couldn’t survive one day without internet, my iPhone or cable TV.
But there’s one thing that they learned in boy scouts that could really help you lose weight and that’s their motto.
Always be prepared. At least I think that’s their motto…if it’s not, let’s pretend it is.
Always be prepared is a statement that you need to etch into your brain and remember if you really want to lose some fat.
Always being prepared means that you’ll always know what your plans are for your meals and snacks.
Always being prepared means that you know what days you’re going to do a fat loss workout, what time you’re going to workout and where.
Always being prepared basically means you cover all your bases so you don’t have ANY excuses as to why you can’t get in your workout or have to resort to eating some comfort of convenience food.
For me, always being prepared means that every night before I go to bed I get my breakfast smoothie ready for blending in the morning.
That way when I come into the kitchen, I grab it out of the refrigerator, blend it up and drink it on the way to my training studio.
It can also mean packing a lunch for me to eat at my desk…although that never happens and I usually end up calling my wife and asking her to bring me something.
It also means making sure I have healthy snacks at my desk so that if I have to go run errands I’m not tempted to buy some junk food in the check out.
What does always being prepared mean for you?
Does it mean that you eat a healthy snack before you go to a party that you know will be littered with unhealthy foods and booze?
Does it mean packing a gym bag the night before so you remember to take it with you?
Does it mean waking up 15 minutes earlier in the morning so you can get your workout in before your busy day?
I’ve heard from clients that they went to breakfast meetings and were tempted with muffins, coffee drinks and other not-so-good for you treats because they didn’t eat anything before the meeting and didn’t bring anything with them.
That’s not being prepared and their boy scout troop leader would not be happy.
I’ve also heard clients and subscribers say that they didn’t get their workout in because they didn’t have time.
I don’t know why they thought that excuse would fly with me because all my workouts can be done in 4, 10 or 15 minutes!
Think about it because it just might mean the difference between your weight loss success and weight loss failure.
It could be something as simple as packing a lunch the night before, and setting your alarm for a few minutes earlier so you get your workout in before you have an excuse not to.
What is it? What’s holding you back?
Think about it…write it down…do it!
Have a good day!
P.S. – After I emailed you yesterday about that subscriber who bashed my abs workouts, I got quite a few emails telling me that person was stupid and that my workouts are great. That made my day!
I even got an email from someone telling me that they lost 8kg (about 16 pounds for us non-metric system folks) in 2 months just by following the information in my newsletters…they didn’t even buy my Fat Loss To Go program and they still lost all kinds of weight just by putting into practice what I give you each and every week in this newsletter.
That really made my day!
Thank you for all your support and kindness.