Damn, it’s already week 7… I don’t mean “Damn” like it’s ONLY week 7, but more like its ALREADY week 7?! This whole thing has become such a lifestyle to me that I don’t even feel the time passing as I did towards the beginning. In fact, I just checked my calendar and counted out the weeks because I actually forgot how long it’s been!
Feels good to be honest, I’m not struggling anymore with this and I am more confident than ever. In fact I am so confident in my success of this journey that I decided to compete in a physique competition on June 21st!
Can’t lie though, I am pretty nervous. But I am also excited at the same time! It gave me more motivation to give this program and diet 110%, plus it’s something I can cross off my bucket list.
I’ve been considering it for a bit now and fully committed about a week ago. Being who I am, I knew I needed to step up my accountability to the next level to make sure I would go through with this… Which is why I am telling you ALL right here!
Now, lets recap quickly so I can get onto the lesson of the episode!
Last week went great and like I said before, this is a lifestyle now. I shop better, meal prep better, train better and eat better without even thinking about it. It’s become habitual, which is how a good diet should be.
The best part about it all is that the results are truly starting to show.
The hardest part about any diet or training program is “trusting the process.” You may not see results right away, or even after about a month and that can mentally kill you. But sticking to it and knowing that it WILL come if you stay consistent is the only way you can become successful.
Well that’s exactly what I did, even though it was starting to mess with my head a little. But sure enough, those results are coming!
Here are my current stats:
-Weight 168-170lbs (got up to 177lbs, started cutting a couple of weeks back)
-Body Fat 6% (used calipers, also lowest I have EVER been)
Those are just my numbers, but I have to say my energy and strength gains have been through the roof as well. I truly could not be happier, best shape I’ve ever been in!
The crazy thing to me is that I grew up overweight and being that way throughout my entire childhood made me have a horrible mindset. My mindset was that I was always going to be overweight, unhappy and was incapable of achieving a great physical appearance… But I over came that obstacle and committing to this diet and upcoming physique competition made me realize just how I did that.
I did that the same way I have become so successful this far again, I created accountability within the goals I am pursuing.
I decided what it is I wanted, I made a plan, I wrote it down and told people about it. Then, I worked on it every single day.
I created coaches within my surroundings, without them even knowing it. I told people I was always around that I was going on a diet and that I was going to train my ass off until I lost this weight.
That created accountability and forced me to stick to my plan. Just as I did back then, I did it once again with my 12-week journey to being shredded and now I will do it again with this competition.
So what is the lesson here? Create accountability within the goals you’re pursuing.
Tell people about your plan to achieve these goals you wish to pursue, because even if they don’t consistently ask you about your progress you will naturally feel as if they are watching you and waiting for you to succeed. But to be honest, chances are they will ask you about it and probably do so quite often.
This may feel awkward or uncomfortable because you’re embracing a problem or area in your life that needs improvement and then expressing that you are willing to change it to others.
But remember, being uncomfortable is good! This means your growing and moving in the right direction.
Most of you probably don’t even realize that you are all the biggest contributing factor to the results I’ve been receiving, not just on this 12 week process but in my education and success in the fitness industry.
Because I talk the way I do on this blog, I set myself up for success. I created accountability within every reader I have and even beyond that because nobody even has to read this for me to feel as if someone is waiting for me to succeed.
So the take away from this post, create accountability. Whether that means getting a coach, sharing your mission with someone close to you, or telling the entire social media following you have… You just have to get it out there.