Over the past 7 years, our team has coached hundreds of people just like you here at Fit-2-The-Core Drop 2 Jean Sizes, feeling Stronger, Sexier and more Confident. We’ve helped them feel Stronger, Sexier and more Confident!
The results have been incredible. To date, over 100 jean sizes have been lost and over a 100 of lives changed
After working with all these people, and charting their progress and behavior changes, we’ve pinpointed 10 key lessons that makes the D2S program work; lessons anyone can follow to looking and feeling, Stronger, Sexier and more Confident in their jeans.
These are things that you can use immediately to Drop 2 Jean Sizes, feeling and looking Strong, Sexy and Confident, no matter where you’re at now.
Lesson 1: Put as much emphasis on nutrition as exercise.
When most people think about losing weight or getting in shape, they only think about exercise. They sign up for a gym, hire a personal trainer, or grab a book or a magazine to find a workout plan. But while exercise is a crucial part of losing weight and getting healthy, it’s not the only piece.
Research shows that with exercise alone you can expect to lose only about half a pound to one pound per month. That’s less than inspiring. Sad, really.
So if exercise alone gets dismal results, what does work? Simple: Focusing on nutrition and eating habits along with exercise. With a program that combines both nutrition coaching and an exercise program, you can expect to lose five times more fat in the same one month period.
That’s why during out Drop 2 Jean Size program we spend a lot of our time coaching nutrition strategies. And that one detail makes a huge difference in the kind of results our clients get.
But when it comes to Dropping 2 Jean Sizes and feeling and looking Strong, Sexy and Confident, we know that an equal amount of time should be spent on helping clients with their nutrition, eating habits and workouts.
Takeaway: Yes, you should exercise. But you must put just as much energy, if not into nutrition.
Lesson 2: Find a big motivator.
We’ve all heard that to make a big change, motivation must come from inside. And it’s true. We all need a “reason why” — a real purpose and a sense of why losing fat and getting in shape is important to us.
But sometimes you need extra motivation to actually start making a change. You need a big motivator that pushes you into action. This could be simply committing to a short-term program that will hold you accountable to reaching a certain goal such as dropping 2 jean sizes.
You know those jeans that have been sitting in your closet, that you haven’t been able to wear for years. Remember how Strong, Sexy and Confident you felt in those jeans, imagine having that feeling again and committing to fitting in those by a set date! Hang them up, tell your friends, your significant other, your co-workers, create accountability in every aspect of your life so failure is not an option.
If you threw those jeans away, then I bet you couldn’t find a better excuse to go buy a new pair of jeans that are 2 sizes smaller than you are now. In our Drop 2 Jean Size program, not only will you be fitting in those jeans in just 8 weeks, you will also be feeling Stronger, Sexier and More Confident walking around in your new body and jeans.
How’s that for motivation,
Takeaway: What’s your big motivation? How can you make it even bigger?
Lesson 3: Find something to lose.
Throughout our Drop 2 Jean Size Program, we need to be held accountable. There needs to be something at stake, something to lose if we don’t follow through or if we drop out early.
With our Drop 2 Jean Size program, we take away all of the risk to our clients by guaranteeing results during as long as people stick with the program for 8 weeks and do 90% of what we ask them to do. If they follow the program, they will have an amazing body transformation, dropping 2 jean sizes feeling Strong, Sexy and Confident once again. If for whatever reason they don’t, we’ll give their money back, no questions asked.
But if they drop out on their own accord before the 8-weeks is up — or if they don’t do at least 90% of what we ask — then we not only don’t give them their money back, we spend it on frivolous parties to celebrate their departure.
Just kidding about the departure party, but there will be a Red Carpet party at the end of the program in celebration of your success and a Gift Certificate for your new pair jeans!
The principle here? The harder it is to quit, the easier it is to succeed.
Takeaway: Raise the stakes and put something at risk to keep you going.
Lesson 4: Choose proof over theory.
Most people get lured into trying out untested theories, and have only disappointment and wasted time to show for it in the end.
No one wants to start an exercise or nutrition program where the success rate is zero. Yet a lot of people invest their time and money in something where they’re not quite sure if it works.
With our Drop 2 Jean Size program, we take away all doubt by showing our clients’ before and after photos. These photos answer questions like:
“Does the program work?”
“Who else have you helped?”
“Are there people like me who’ve done this?”
If you’re looking for results, only commit to a program that can prove it actually works. With our Drop 2 Jean Size Program, we show you exactly what the program is capable of, before you begin. In fact, you can even talk to our clients directly on our Facebook page.
That kind of transparency is only possible when a program really works. Success doesn’t hide.
Takeaway: Commit only to a proven program, and leave the theories for everyone else.
Lesson 5: Don’t just rely on motivation.
One of my favorite quotes is: “Motivation is what gets you started, it’s strategies that lead to success.” That’s especially true in our Drop 2 Jean Size Program
During our Drop 2 Jean Size Program, we give you strategies that will ensure that even when your motivation starts to wean, your jeans will keep getting looser. Without these strategies in place you will lose momentum and get overwhelmed, eventually quitting altogether.
Sadly, some people find this out the hard way. They rely solely on motivation and make a heroic effort to follow a strict diet and make it to the gym every day of the week.
Relying just on motivation may work for a little while, but pretty soon your motivation will crash and burn and you’ll let life get in the way ending up right back where you started.
That’s why it’s important to have strategies that will ensure you stay on track when your motivation is off track.
-On the go strategies
-What if strategies
-Food preparation strategies
-Home base strategies
-Eating out strategies
and these are just a few…
With our Drop 2 Jean Size program we give you real life strategies that set you up for long term success, ensuring that when motivation is down, your consistency goes up.
It’s these strategies that ensure that our clients consistently follow a healthy set of eating and exercise habits they practice consistently that guarantees they will drop 2 jean sizes in just 8 weeks and yes, you will look and feel Stronger, Sexier and more Confident!
Takeaway: Rely on Strategies more than Motivation
Lesson 6: More often than not, diets don’t work
Most people go on a strict diet when looking to lose weight. The problem? These diets are too strict leaving you feeling deprived, irritated, tired and worst of all you can’t eat out, go to family functions or hang out with friends without feeling like an outcast.
No matter how enthusiastic you are, diets are tough to follow. For example, you get busy, you’re not always prepared, the kids get sick, your boss expects you to work late, it’s always someone’s birthday etc.
You follow the plan perfectly. You follow it too perfectly, too well for too long. Diets are meant for very short-term goals such as preparing for athletic competition, fitting into your wedding dress and cutting weight for physique competitions. The problem is that they are not meant for the long run, and once the goal is met you have two issues. The first, you don’t know what do after the goal is reached going back to old habits, ending up right back where you started. Number two you continue to follow the diet for too long and develop eating disorders and lasting health issues.
Diets focus on nutrients. Real people eat food. For example, we eat meals and most often with other people, we eat meals that match our cultural background and social interests, we rarely measure things precisely.
Instead we should build strategies as mentioned above along with habits and systems that help you live a healthy and fit lifestyle in the context of your real life.
We’ve figured out how to help you lose two jean sizes in only eight weeks without having to starve yourself.
There’s no dieting or starvation involved, just healthy, sensible eating. We give our clients a list of foods to eat and foods to avoid so they get maximum fat burn from this program. We even give them a guide on how to put it all together and make their own meals, so it fits their lifestyle, cultural background and lifestyle which allows them to include friends, family and coworkers into their own health and fitness rather than excluding them from it when following a diet.
Takeaway: For long term success follow nutritional guidelines and strategies that you can fit into your lifestyle feeling Strong, Sexy and Confident long after the program had ended.
Lesson 7: Find someone to answer to.
You need someone in your corner who helps keep you accountable and picks you up when your motivation wanes.
At Fit-2-The-Core we constantly remind our D2S’ers to practice their new habits, and we go over their workouts, and measure their progress. In fact, our clients must answer either “yes” or “no” letting their coach know what they did in their nutrition journals.
Did they practice their new habit today?
Are they still practicing their prior new habits?
How many times this week are they committing to work out?
What is their nutritional consistency for the week?
This accountability helps our clients stay on track even when things get tough. And of course, their coach is always there to help in whatever way they can.
Takeaway: Put someone in your corner to hold you accountable.
Lesson 8: Measure actions, not outcomes.
We can’t control outcomes, but we can control our actions that may lead to those outcomes. In other words, you can’t focus on losing 20 pounds since it’s an outcome that’s out of your control. Every day you step on the scale, you’re focusing on what you don’t have.
“I still have 17 pounds to go. I’m not even close to there yet. This is so frustrating.”
Instead of focusing on the outcome, our D2Sers focus on their action, the small, healthy things they do consistently every day. Instead of focusing on what they don’t have, they turn their attention to what they do have.
“I’m going to do my workout today.”
“I’m going to practice my new habit and eat 5 servings of vegetables.”
“I’m going to use my “what if strategies” and contact my coach if I have a question.”
Actions practiced daily, lead to Dropping 2 Jeans Sizes and longer-term success. Focusing on outcomes only leads to frustration and despair.
Takeaway: Track what you have control over – your actions.
Lesson 9: Let your coach track results
While you’re busy with your daily habits and behaviors, you’ll need someone — a coach to monitor your progress and make small adjustments if needed.
This frees you to focus on the most important thing within your control: your daily behaviors.
During our Drop 2 Jean Size program, our coaches closely monitor each client’s progress, photos, and weekly compliance to see if their behaviors match their goals.
If they do, our coaches are there to offer support and answer questions. But if the coach sees something that needs tweaking, they can make an educated decision to change one small thing to help steer the client back on the right path.
Takeaway: Find a coach to monitor your progress and save you from “wondering and worrying.”
Lesson 10: Choose a support group.
Here’s something you’ve probably heard before: “You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.”
But this isn’t just some sound-byte. It really applies, especially when we’re talking about amazing body transformations.
People who have a strong network of friends, co-workers, family members, or even complete strangers on the Internet often have more dramatic transformations than someone who goes at it alone.
With a good support network you can connect with people when you’re excited, confused, or wondering what to do next. You’ll have people around you who can offer feedback, guidance, and support.
Our D2S clients have the ability to connect with their coach or with other Drop 2 Jean sizes members-only Facebook group and once a week during our weekly accountability and support meetings. When you have a bunch of cool people all focused on one goal, it’s truly amazing what you can accomplish.
Takeaway: You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. Choose wisely, and build a good support group.
10 Drop 2 Jean Size lessons from Fit-2-The-Core
There you have it; 10 lessons for an easier and more successful body transformation:
1. Put as much emphasis on nutrition and exercise.
2. Find a big motivator.
3. Find something to lose.
4. Choose proof over theory.
5. Don’t rely only on Motivation
6. More often than not, diets don’t work.
7. Find someone to answer to.
8. Focus on behaviors, not outcomes.
9. Let your coach track the results.
10. Get a support network.
What to do next
So what do you do with all of this? Here’s what: the key is to make one simple change right now. Don’t try tackling all 10 (that violates most of the lessons!) Instead, take an inventory of which of the 10 you already have. Do you have a support network? How about mentor or a coach? If not, it’s time to get one.
Next, take an inventory of the things you don’t have. Do you have confidence in the workout and nutrition program you’re following? Do you need to be less heroic and more in tune with your small daily habits?
Pick one thing, and start there.
Of course, in our D2S coaching program, we take care of all 10 of those things and much more. If you’d like to work with us, we’d be happy to help. All you have to do is click on the link below, and we’ll tell you exactly what to do next.
But remember — what you do is not nearly as important as actually doing something. You won’t get anywhere if you don’t start. So go through the 10 Lessons, pick one thing, and do it right now.
Because getting started is the most important lesson of all