Eight steps to a new you in 2012

- January 3rd, 2012

(Note: The following post is courtesy Bruce Krahn of www.ebodi.com.)

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Bruce Krahn at the beach.

Hi, Bruce here from www.ebodi.com.

2012 is here and if you are like me you probably want to see some things change for the better this year.

In 2011 I witnessed many changes — both in myself and in the people I see on a daily basis and today I want to share with you the 8 most important yet often overlooked components to improving your health and changing your body;

1. Goal setting, positive thinking and visualization.

The personal development industry is often full of cheesy one-liners and fluff advice but goal setting, positive thinking and visualization are not among them. I personally believe that goal setting is the master skill to success. Without a clear target to shoot for you are simply ambling about and are likely to jump from one idea to the next. Positive thinking brings about positive action which brings about positive outcomes. Visualization is a way of rehearsing for success and programs your mind for better results. These are simple techniques that you can employ today to bring about more success this year.

2. Follow a plan when it comes to eating and exercise.

“Winging” things does not work. Most folks have no idea how many calories they are consuming or how to create a results producing workout program for themselves. No builder starts building a home without detailed blueprints. Building your body is the same — start with a personalized plan and follow it consistently. This is how you can achieve a predictable result. A good place to start with this one is at www.ebodi.com.

3. Persistence and compliance are mandatory. 



Don’t start one program this week and then drop it for a new one the following week. Pick a course of action and see it through. No program can produce overnight miracles. However, a good program will produce measureable results over time.

4. Results require effort.

The best bodies were built with many hours in the gym and very few trips to the all-you-can-eat buffet. If you believe that you can get the body you want by just doing “10 minute trainer” or some other gimmicky workout then you are delusional. In order for that to work you would have to reduce your calorie intake to simply lettuce and bean sprouts. To get a great body you will need at least 3-5 hours of consistent training per week.

5. Learn from the best.

Competitive bodybuilders have the lowest percent body fat of any human beings on the planet — and you can learn from them. Bodybuilders get this way by following the tried, tested and true methods that have worked for decades — lift weights, perform cardio and eat clean. When done correctly this approach works every single time.

6. Set a deadline if you ever want to get things done.

Positive pressure is a good thing. Frame your goals around realistic timelines and have someone hold you accountable. For 90+ percent of us it is the only way we can get things done.

7. Take responsibility for who you are and what you doing.

Stop blaming others or making excuses for eating like crap and skipping workouts. You are responsible for yourself and the way you look. Accept responsibility for who you are and then take action to change what you want to change.

8. Stop being wishy-washy.

Commit yourself to a course of action and use the power of focus to amplify your results. Successful people are focused people. If you want to lose fat then focus on doing those things that will cause this to happen. Don’t get distracted from your goal. This is your life we are talking about. You only get one go around so why not find out exactly how capable you really are? When you do this you feel like you are in control over your destiny and this is how you should approach 2012.

I wish you positive growth and change for 2012 and I look forward to helping you achieve more.

Bruce

www.ebodi.com

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1 comment

  1. Harry says:

    Great advice on goal setting.

    You may want to check out http://www.GoalsOnTrack.com, a very nicely built web app designed for tracking goals and todo lists, and supports time tracking too. It’s clear, focused, easy to navigate, worth a try.

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