No matter what your age, if you are over 40, or over 50 and beyond, you can still lose weight and burn fat. With the fit over 40 weight loss approach, you can develop the mindset needed to help lose fat and get fit at any age. Just look at the incredible inspirational stories.
I recently spoke with coach and fitness professional, Jon Benson, who is living proof of the fit over 40 methods, as a mere seven years ago he was clinically obese and near death. Having lived through obesity, and having beat it, allows Jon to relate to so many others and what they are going through.
Today, Jon is an internationally recognized transformation lifecoach, specializing in mental strategies for the excellence lifestyle, fat-burning nutrition and superior physical fitness.
CB: Jon, for a lot of people at any age, the biggest problem is getting over the inertia of starting. Any tips? And do they differ for someone like yourself that had been in fitness before compared to someone getting fit for the first time?
Craig, I would start by encouraging anyone interested in changing their body, no matter what their age may be, to change their mind first.
What I mean by that is simply this: we excel at what we ‘become’.
We dabble at what we ‘participate in’.
Most people want to “participate” in fitness. Perhaps join a health club, get a trainer, go on a diet, and so-on. Yet everyone on the planet would answer YES to this question: “Do you want to be fit
for the rest of your life?”
Think about it: Can you be ‘anything positive’ for the rest of your life when you dabble at what you seek? No.
So, to get over the inertia of starting a fitness program, I encourage what I call “Core Linking”.
Core Linking is covered in my book, “Fit Over 40”. This is where you attach your deepest Core Values to a specific fitness and nutritional goal. Then you “Personalize” these objectives into a
what I call a “State of Becoming.”
You ‘become’ your goal. Rather than “achieving” a goal, which for most is followed by an immediate cessation of the lifestyle patterns they used to become successful, I say ‘become’ your goal.
Become “a body-shaper.” Label yourself as a “bodybuilder”, “body-shaper”, “physical culturist”, “athlete”, whatever! Create a label that FORCES your goal to be LARGER THAN YOU.
This engages the subconscious mind to a remarkable degree. It challenges you in ways that prevent things like “boredom” or excuses like, “I don’t feel like it” from getting in your way.
All of this begins with the power of The Core.
Oh, by the way — it doesn’t matter if you’re a newbie or a seasoned bodybuilder, Core Leveraging works to achieve and become whatever you desire.
CB: So Jon, how do you help people stick with the plan? We all know motivation wanes quickly as results slow down. Any tips?
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