From Flabby to Fit to… Flabby?

by Belinda on June 1, 2012

It doesn’t take too much effort to uncover some pretty amazing transformation stories. Just look on TV, like the US show “The Biggest Loser.” Or look online, such as on weight-loss forums, where you see people just like you with amazing transformation stories.  Or take look at the news, where you see stories of celebrities getting in shape for a movie part or a world tour.

The stories are indeed amazing. But what you don’t see is what happens later. Maybe six months later, perhaps a year, maybe a couple years down the road. If you could go back and interview these people, you may be shocked to find out just how many of them went back to their old habits – and their old bodies. I’m even willing to bet that it’s happened to you or someone you know.

Let me give you a really shocking example: Linda Hamilton. She’s the actress who built muscle and shredded the fat to play Sarah Connor in Terminator 2.  Here we are twenty years later and people are still talking about how she got so lean, sculpted and cut.  But do a search for her photos, and you’ll see within a year or two she didn’t look so lean and sculpted any more.

Of course you can find countless examples in more recent times, too. In fact, just pick a current action star and make a mental note to see what she looks like within a year or two. Chances are, she won’t look the same. And neither will many of the other people from which you’re drawing inspiration for your own personal transformation.

Why does this keep happening?

Simple: because people need a good and lasting source of motivation in order to keep up the lifestyle that’s required to maintain a strong, shapely body.

Take the example of an action star. The actress is doing it for the movie and the millions of dollars she’ll be paid for the movie. But once the movie ends and the millions of dollars are deposited in her bank account, her motivation dries up. She stops working out. And her body goes back to the way it was.

Truth is, the same will happen to you if you don’t find a good reason to shed the fat, get strong and get beautiful. If you pick a temporary reason – like beach season or a reunion – your motivation will disappear once the reason disappears.
Instead, what you need to do is reach deep and uncover the core reason why you want to change your body. For me, I woke up in my mid-30s and realized I was not where I wanted to be in life. I did not look the way I wanted to look. I didn’t feel the way I wanted to feel. So I made a lifetime commitment to getting lean, strong and healthy – and now 10 years later, I’ve maintained my lean body.

To read my story and get inspiration from someone who knows how to create lasting results, go to Check it out, because you too deserve to enjoy real results that last.

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