Life Changing Resources

You know with all the info in the archives of this blog, there’s more than enough here to help you lose all the weight you want and keep it off for good.

But none of that info means a thing if it all it does is fire you up for a day, a week, or even a month.

The goal isn’t to discipline yourself to do something you hate (diet and exercise on a consistent basis), but to raise your standard so you can create lasting change.

Raising your standards means stop being an average person and start being an outstanding person.
Outstanding people don’t have to force themselves to be disciplined, they simply do the things they need to do to accomplish what they set out to achieve.

In your case becoming an outstanding person means

  • deciding to go to boot camp at 6am tomorrow, before you go to bed tonight (not waking up and seeing how you feel first)
  • pushing harder when you’re out of breath and your muscles are burning
  • telling the voice in your head to shut up, when it says “give up I can’t”
  • planning ahead what meals you are going to eat, not nutritional freestyling
  • Making a non-negotiable decision to go all day eating healthy whole foods 90% of the time

A perfect example of someone who has made a non-negotiable decision is a vegan. They have decided in advance that they will not eat meat, so they don’t have to have that conversation in their head that goes “should I eat meat? I want to, but I shouldn’t. Maybe just this once.” The decision is made and not even peer pressure can persuade them otherwise.

And to create lasting change you need to do 3 things:

1. You must believe YOU can change (if you just think you can change and don’t believe it, you’ll fail)

2. You must believe YOU must change it (Jenny Craig, P90X, 24 Hour Fitness, or I cannot do this for you)

3. You have to believe in yourself and the program you’re following (you are following a program aren’t you?)

You probably know one of my goals this year is to read 30 books. Now for you this may not seem like a very lofty goal, but for me a guy who hated reading all through school, even through college it will be a major accomplishment. BTW, I’ve read 25 so far this year.

The books I like to read are self improvement books that have helped me tremendously with behavior change, productivity, time management and the like.

Anyway here’s some of my favorite books, that I think will help you reach your goals. If you simply do what they say, you will no longer be an average person. You will be an outstanding person and you’ll be able to accomplish any goal you set for yourself, fitness or other.

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olsen

Don’t let the appearance of this book fool you. It is a short read, but it’s very powerful. You’ll learn how small habits done daily will add up to a very big change in your life (just like compound interest). Unfortunately most people have habits that add up. For example, not exercising and not eating right won’t hurt you today but over time, can lead to heart disease, diabetes, stroke and early death. Read this and begin to weed out your bad habits and replace them with good habits. Great short read. Even if you don’t like reading, check this one out!

Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins

I love this book because not only does it tell that you need to overcome failures and past beliefs to achieve greatness, but it also gives you simple exercises to help you do it. It’s like 400 pages with the tiniest font size, but well worth the read.

The Magic of Thinking Big

The main idea is this. Success is not determined so much by the size of your brain as it is by the size of your thinking.
This book won’t only help you will health and fitness, but also improve your relationships, your business, and your outlook on life. You’ll probably even want to recommend it to your friends after reading.

The Aladdin Factor by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

You know the people that say, “I want to do this”, or “I’m gonna do that” but never do? Usually they don’t because they are afraid of failing, so they never try. Overcoming fear of failure is so powerful. If you can do that you’ll be getting things you want left and right. This book is also about the law of attraction. We can be, have, and do anything we dream of if we learn how to ask for it. This book shows you how to overcome your fear of failure and get what you want.

The Secret.

With all the other books I’ve read I already knew a lot of this stuff but I actually saw the movie which was really cool. If you don’t know about this book or movie, it’s about the law of attraction. I really believe in this as I’ve seen it work in myself and with other. Can’t say enough about it just check it out. You have no excuse on this one even if you don’t like reading!

With that said remember that Knowledge is nothing without application of that knowledge. Knowing all these proven techniques in my blog won’t help you lose your gut, firm your thighs, or tone your arms – getting off your butt and being an outstanding person will.

That’s why I wanted to share with you the things that have helped me out BIG TIME. You can probably even find these on CD and listen to them in the car on your way to work. Even reading one of these books or watching the Secret will help you get so much more from this blog and out of life period!

It’s all up to you, how bad do you want to change?

If you like this post, be sure to check out these inspiring videos I found on YouTube.

Let me know what you think and leave me a comment below and let me know what other books you’ve read that have helped you.



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