<div><div class="wsite-image wsite-image-border-none " style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;margin-left:0;margin-right:0;text-align:center"> <a> <img src="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/uploads/1/7/3/9/1739499/how-to-properly-prepare-1_orig.png" alt="Picture" style="width:auto;max-width:100%"></a> <div style="display:block;font-size:90%"></div> </div></div> <div class="paragraph">The question I get over and over with clients is, how do I make goals or a new lifestyle stick?<br><br>Truthfully, most people go about weight loss and health the wrong way. <br><br>They begin a diet that involves deprivation (often low carb), cutting calories, and excessive exercise. That said diet and program involves little to no education as to why those things are being implemented. <br><br>The lack of education coupled with restrictive eating causes burnout really fast!<br><br>For example, I implement lower carb days into my client programs which are paired with specific workouts that utilize and burn fat stores as the carb stores are lower on those days. <br><br>If you were to eat low-carb consistently, you would be starving your body of the carbs it needs for resistance training days, setting yourself up for thyroid issues down the road (not to mention feeling completely deprived), and not seeing the results you should be. <br><br>My programs also focus on gut health and the education behind it. Gut health is a buzz world in the fitness industry but often times individuals have no idea how it actually effects weight loss and overall health. <br><br>So, here’s how you make goals stick:<br><br><strong>1. Find a plan that works. <br><br></strong>Sure you can find some workouts on pinterest or hire a random trainer at the gym, but you’ll likely be disappointed with results and end up more frustrated than when you began. <br><br>My programs have a proven track record for weight loss, improved energy levels, decreased bloating, and better overall health. <br><br>Stop wasting your time and money on programs that don’t work and invest in a program with an experienced trainer that ensures your success!<br><br><strong>2. Make accountability a focal point.<br></strong><br>I've made accountability a key piece in my Summit Fit Academy as I know women thrive best when they are being inspired by others. <br><br>Being around other people on a similar mission as you is so <em>powerful </em>in holding you accountable to making better choices and staying on track on those days where you want to throw in the towel. <br><br><strong>3. Find a program where education is a key piece. </strong><br><br>If someone were to walk up to your front door to try and sell you a product, but they couldn’t tell you the facts or science behind why it works, you probably wouldn’t be buy it. <br><br>On the contrary, many people jump right into taking weight-loss pills and participating in programs solely on the fact that weight-loss is guaranteed without every knowing why they are doing any of it. <br><br>If you truly understand the science behind health, you are much more likely to carry out habits long-term. Losing weight alone is not enough motivation to carry out habits for the long-haul. <br><br>In my Summit Fit program, I have a different education topic each week so that my clients can take charge of their own health. <br><br><strong>4. Prioritize</strong><br><br>If you have a plan that works, it makes prioritizing it much easier as you have the confidence that your hard work is paying off. <br><br>Take some time to schedule workouts, meal prep and grocery shopping, getting outdoors more, etc so that you can make sure it happens. <br><br>If you can be consistent with something long enough, it will become second nature and a regular priority in your life that takes little effort to accomplish. <br><br>My January <a href="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/summitfit.html" target="_blank">Summit Fit Academy</a> is <u>completely full</u> but I will be running another round in March or April. Stay tuned to get on the wait list! <br><br>I’m cheering you on for your best year yet in 2017!</div>