The start of the year is tough. There are parties almost every weekend and the vibes of summer are still hanging around.
As much as we promised ourselves that this year would be different, it’s now March and some of us haven’t quite lived up to our New Year’s resolutions, but that’s ok. You don’t have to throw in the towel and wait until next year.
Creating a change is hard, but it’s not impossible.
I’m not going to BS you and say it’s a walk in the park.
You have to be willing to make sacrifices, but you don’t have to give up your life.
The secret is in having a really clear goal and a strong WHY behind it.
Having a strong reason behind why you’re even doing this in the first place.
Your vision must be compelling enough to move you to action. It needs to be aligned with what you truly want on a visceral level.
Those who create “surface level” goals will see speedbumps as roadblocks and give up on their journey, whereas those who are truly aligned with their mission will overcome any obstacle in their way.
Most people’s attempt at losing fat will go something like this:
- Jump straight into a diet they’ve heard someone else get results with, without taking the time to assess their current situation and understand the progressions/work involved.
- Go super aggressive for around 7 days, cutting out everything that has ever been labelled as “bad”. They’ll keep this up for as long as possible…until the cravings start creeping their way back in.
- Flog themselves in the gym thinking that SWEAT and pain are correlated with fat loss.
Trying double sessions and extra cardio, knowing that this is an unsustainable way to drop body fat, but fuck it “I just wanna get the first few kgs out of the way”.
Most of them not realising that HIIT actually increases hunger and craving levels proportionally to the work involved. (Our bodies love homeostasis).
- Blow out on the weekend and feel shit until Wednesday, rendering their first week of shredding “redundant”.
- Give up and wait until next year with the attitude of “I’m not that bad, am I”?
Not these guys though.
These guys have all stuck to a 4-week shred and committed to the plan.
Whilst some of them have already gotten amazing results in their first 4 weeks, the key goal was to use the first 4 weeks as a reset and habit creation tool for the larger, over-reaching goals that they had.
Whilst the fat you lose in the first 4 weeks may not be life-changing, the knowledge, habits and discpline you create will be!
CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR TOP SHREDDERS
Our winner of the 2020 Feb Shred Challenge. A massive congratulations to sticking to the program 100% the entire time. The results speak for themselves.
Amazing effort from one of our newest members, Carly. Despite the challenges faced with being vegan and trying to keep protein levels high, Carly has shown us that it’s still possible to achieve an amazing body composition transformation.
Luke was one of the more disciplined athletes over the 4 week period, managing a 3rd place on the leaderboard and an epic drop in body fat, whilst maintaing muscle mass.
This photo obiously isn’t the 4 week transformation photo, however, we wanted to showcase Martin’s incredible transformation he has made with us over the last 6 months. To be able to consistently get better everyday and continuously move forward is amazing to watch. Nice one Martin.
Awesome result from one of our long term members, Sian. Showing that when the there’s a strong why, a deadline and community support, she can really put down the hammer and achieve an epic result.
HERE’S WHAT SOME OF OUR MEMBERS HAD TO SAY
We didn’t over-complicate it this year. We gave our shredders some really simple protocols to follow.
- Sit in a slight calorie deficit (reduce intake from baseline) Use My fitness pal to track this
- Keep protein levels above 30% to ensure BMR is sustained
- Limit alcohol to 3 drinks a week (0 is better)
- Train daily
- Stay consistent
Simple right? In theory yes.
The hard part is not the information, it’s the implementation.
That’s why we created the accountability group to help people stay on track.
You can get this when you sign up for a Functional Transformation at one of our facilities
One of the most common things we heard from our members when we asked them what they loved most about “The Shred” was that they loved the extra information and resources, the accountability from the coaches and the fact that there was something pushing them everyday to achieve the result.
If you want to get involved in your own personal shred with the knowledge and accountability from our awesome coaching staff,
Book a 15 minute discovery call so that we can find out exactly what you’re looking for and how we can help.