An Action Plan For Weight Loss This Year – Part 10

Month 12:  December – Review – self assessment:

HOW CAN YOU FURTHER IMPROVE???

December. Unbelievable, if you’ve made it this far, how much has your life changed over the last year? How much different do you look and feel? What have you achieved this year? How many people have noticed a change in you?

For this month, I want you to take time to review your results.

It’s time for more photos, how do you compare to the photos from January? You’ve come a long way. How much has your diet changed? How much has your fitness and strength changed? How much has your habits and self-talk changed?

Here’s how I want you to do it, below are the questions I want you to answer. I want you to physically answer them, yes, I want you to physically write the answers out and take time to answer them. Give a descriptive answer for each stating where you were when you started, a whole year ago now, and then where you are today.

Each answer should be paragraphs and paragraphs long, not a single sentence.

Why, I hear you asking. Because I want you to put the truth on paper and get all the emotion and story out. It has a secondary benefit too. And that is to help you focus on the next upcoming year and focusing you on the task of continuing you’re now healthier way of living.

Week 1:  Diet how much has your diet changed?

Week 2:  Exercise – how much has your fitness and strength changed?

Week 3:  Mindset – how much has your self talk and your habits changed?

Week 4:  Take photos and measure your weight. Review. How much have you changed?

LAST QUESTION:  How do you further refine or improve?

Only you can answer this question. Maybe it’s your diet, or maybe it’s your cardio or your strength training. Maybe you want to change something because you want to try something new. This is great, because as it is said, ‘variety is the spice of life’. Maybe your some areas aren’t to the standard you would like, so improve those areas. Whatever the changes may be, remember, that you don’t want to revert back to what you used to do. Was it a better way of life? Really?

Hopefully you have seen all the changes that you have wanted to see. And hopefully more in most cases. To re-state what I said at the beginning, 12 months ago, people over estimate what they can achieve in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade.

Realise that this is the beginning. What will another year of this lifestyle bring? What will another 10 years bring?

Change your hypnosis every 2 – 3 months. Continue to train every day for approximately an hour. Continue to refine and improve your diet. Further analyse your portion control, that is, your meal sizes. Continue to monitor and adjust your self-talk.

Thank you for following my posts for An Action Plan For Weight Loss This Year.

These posts have made me further review my healthy lifestyle and to question the things in my life, some of the comments I’ve received have been incredibly insightful and have lead to reflection on my part.

 

You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.
Thanks for reading,
William…
“Live Life!”

 

If you enjoyed this post, or wanted to ask a question, drop me a line I’d love to hear from you.

An Action Plan For Weight Loss This Year – Part 9

Month 11:  November – Nutrition

Wow, you’ve made it to November, eleventh month of the year. This month, yes another nutrition month. Yes, you know the drill now, start looking for more unhealthy or processed products to remove from your diet. We’re looking for at least another 4 – 8 unhealthy processed products to remove.

Now for those still consuming processed products, this will be easy, just remove those items. For those who have removed all the processed products from their diet, this of course will be harder.

OK, so what to do if you can’t find anything to remove. Well this had to happen at some stage of the journey. If this is your dilemma, you will have to start to look at your diet overall this month and start to remove things that may be natural but you feel is not right for you or not as healthy as you would like.

Maybe you’ve been consuming dried fruit, fruit cocktail, fruit juice, veggie chips, commercially available veggie patties, oatmeal, commercially available bottle green tea, and so on and so. While these may seem healthy in reality when you, look at what is  in the product, you will soon see that they are just another processed and yes, unhealthy food product.

Now, just start reviewing what is in your diet, look into it, research it, and find out the health benefits of each of the foods you consume. And yes that includes all the fluids too.

Don’t make it a difficult choice, if it’s coming down to whether to eat long or short grain rice, you’ve gone too far. The idea is (I’m using rice as an example) whether to eat rice or to remove it from your diet. Yes, yes, I know that you will find that within a food group you will find certain types of foods are more healthy than others, and if you want to go to this length, that’s great, but the idea is to keep it simple. Remove the bad processed foods.

The second thing I want you to do this month, is to change your hypnosis. You decide what the theme will be. Maybe there is a specific problem you’re dealing with or been putting off. Maybe there’s something you would like to do, like a goal, but you’re too scared to do it. Well use this hypnosis to propel you forward in a direction of your choosing.

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30  days of November:  Train everyday either cardio or strength, hypnosis each day, control food portions, aware and modify your self-talk, don’t lapse  on those 20 unhealthy processed foods, fast 2 days per week. Try to find more unhealthy foods or processed products to remove, try for 4 – 8.

 

You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.
Thanks for reading,
William…
“Live Life!”

 

If you enjoyed this post, or wanted to ask a question, drop me a line I’d love to hear from you.

An Action Plan For Weight Loss This Year – Part 8

October. This month, try for a second day of fasting during the week. Don’t make it a day following or before the previous day of fasting, but rather any other day during the week.

My instructions from August:

So choose one day per week, and for the first week just cut back 1 meal. That’s it. Maybe have breakfast later and have dinner earlier. It’s only a suggestion. Find a solution that works for you.

Week 2:  maybe cut back just 10% of the normal size of your meals.

Week 3:  maybe cut back another 10% of your normal meal size.

Week 4:  maybe cut back a further 10% of your normal meal size.

So after 4 weeks, you will only be eating 2 meals, that are now only 70% of their regular size.

Obviously this is the second day during the week that you will be performing a fast, so make sure it’s a light day for whatever training you’ve planned to do. Keep that training going.

That’s all this month, this month.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have current medical health conditions please consult your GP, before starting any sought of dietary changes, like fasting. It’s great you’re trying new things, but don’t put your health or safety at risk, please consult your GP first.

31 days of October:  Train everyday either cardio or strength, hypnosis each day, control food portions, aware and modify your self-talk, don’t lapse  on those 20 unhealthy processed foods, and now fast  2 days per week.

 

You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.
Thanks for reading,
William…
“Live Life!”

 

If you enjoyed this post, or wanted to ask a question, drop me a line I’d love to hear from you.

An Action Plan For Weight Loss This Year – Part 6

Month 8:  August – Fasting

Fasting? Yes this month I want you to start fasting just 1 day per week. Yes fasting! No, I didn’t say starve yourself.

Fasting is a willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink or both, for a period of time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasting

Now when I refer to fasting, I am referring to only the reduction of food for a certain time.

Me personally, I’ve been fasting every Sunday for years. Maybe 15 years, I’m uncertain, so don’t be holding me to the exact figure. I started with just 1 day per week and now do 2 days per week, but non-consecutive days, on Wednesday and Sunday.

Now I still eat but at a very reduced level. I basically have 2 very small meals across the day, 1 in the morning and 1 in the early evening. Both of these small meals added together would add up to roughly 20-25% of my usual daily intake.

Yes that’s all guess work, I haven’t been analysing sizes, weights and calorie amounts.

I started with 1 usual meal cut it in 2 and used that a guide to begin with. Then as I got more used to this reduced eating fasting method, I cut down further.

My usual eating pattern for non-fasting days is now 2 main meals, the first at 10 am and the second 3 pm. I also eat 3 health snacks throughout the day, the first at 6 am when I rise, the second at 1230 pm, and the third at 8pm in the evening.

On fasting days, I eat only at 10 am and 4 pm.  Each of these meals are about half the usual main meal size.

Now that is me, that’s me for my situation, and I’ve been performing this routine for about 8-10 years. As I said earlier, it may have been a bit longer or a bit shorter, I just can’t recall. I tried and it works for me.

Your situation will be different, how? I don’t know you or your situation. Only you do and you will be the best judge for that situation.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have current medical health conditions please consult your GP, before starting any sought of dietary changes, like fasting. It’s great you’re trying new things, but don’t put your health or safety at risk, please consult your GP first.

My suggestion is to choose one day per week, please realise that you will still be doing your cardio or strength training on that day. I would suggest a cardio day and take it lightly. Slow down, ease off the intensity.

So choose one day per week, and for the first week just cut back 1 meal. That’s it. Maybe have breakfast later and have dinner earlier. It’s only a suggestion. Find a solution that works for you.

Week 2:  maybe cut back just 10% of the normal size of your meals.

Week 3:  maybe cut back another 10% of your normal meal size.

Week 4:  maybe cut back a further 10% of your normal meal size.

So after 4 weeks, you will only be eating 2 meals, that are now only 70% of their regular size.

I realise that this is no ground breaking record in the world of fasting. But to you, if you’ve never fasted before, this will be a major achievement. Think about all the other achievements you’ve attained this year, training cardio or strength each day, cutting out the unhealthiest parts of your diet, controlled the portions of your food, changed your self-talk and created new ways of thinking with hypnosis. That’s an amazing amount, and the year hasn’t even finished.

31 days of August:   Train every day either cardio or strength,  hypnosis each day, control food portions, aware and modify your self talk, don’t lapse on 16 processed foods, fast 1 day per week.

 

You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.
Thanks for reading,
William…
“Live Life!”

 

If you enjoyed this post, or wanted to ask a question, drop me a line I’d love to hear from you.