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  • Writer's pictureLewis Graham

How Henry dropped 10kg in 12 weeks without sacrificing his social life.

Do you think that losing weight is a chore?

Do you dread the thought of having to diet and exercise because it sucks the fun out of your life?

What if I told you it doesn’t need to be like that?

What if I told you that you could go out on the weekends and have a few drinks, go to a friend's wedding and go on holiday all in the space of 12 weeks and still make progress towards your goals.

You probably wouldn’t believe me, right?

Well that’s exactly what Henry did!

When Henry first started he felt as though he had come to a standstill with his progress and felt as though he couldn’t lose anymore weight despite trying to cut calories on top of already consistent exercise.

Henry, like many people, enjoys having a few drinks on the weekend.

Maybe this sounds like you?

And maybe you think that this is holding you back from getting results.

And perhaps it is, but that doesn’t mean you have to give it up altogether in the pursuit of losing weight.

Over a 12 week period Henry had numerous social occasions, including his mate’s stag do in Barcelona as well as the actual wedding itself and still managed to drop 10kg.

“My motivation is through the roof. It's very rewarding to see the results and makes me want to work harder for even more. I've learned that any goal is achievable with patience, planning and execution."

So what did we do to achieve this?

As Henry said “any goal is achievable with patience, planning and execution”.

Patience is vital, you’re not going to achieve life changing results in the next 2 weeks, even if you’re absolutely perfect with your diet and exercise routine. This means that even if you cut out all your favourite foods, all the drinking and exercise every single day, you’re not going to get the results you want anytime soon.

And how long do you realistically think that you can live like that for?

Not very long before you give up and end up right back at square one.

Surely there must be a better way, a more sustainable way, a more enjoyable way?

I’ll be honest with you, this way isn’t necessarily easier. It’s easier to cut out drinks completely than it is to have just one and then stop. However, life doesn’t reward you for doing what’s easy, eventually that seemingly easy choice becomes hard when you start craving a few cold ones and you can’t help but dive head first into 10 pints and a cheeky kebab.

I’ve been there.

The key is to make sure that you plan around social occasions, try to make the best choices you possibly can but still enjoy yourself.

I knew Henry was going to get drunk at one of his closest friend’s wedding, who wouldn’t? The key was to make sure that we planned around that event as best we could, instead of drinking pints of lager we opted for, the slightly less calorific, vodka & diet mixer (although I’m sure that’s not all he had).

After the wedding it was back to normal (after nursing a hangover) back to the regular routine and back to making progress again. You see the problem that most people have when they have a ‘bad day’ is that it tends to turn into a bad couple of days or a bad week. This completely undoes any good work and progress made previously, when in actual fact if they got back to normal the next day they’d be absolutely fine.

Patience and planning are both important, but ultimately it’s about whether or not you can execute.

If your plan is too restrictive, unenjoyable and not tailored towards your needs then you’re going to struggle to execute. You certainly won’t be able to execute long enough to see any lasting changes.

So the next time you embark on a fat loss journey, bear in mind that you don’t need to be perfect in order to see results, you just need to be better.

Hugely proud of what Henry has achieved and I look forward to seeing what the future holds, here’s what he had to say: “I think it’s fair to say I’m a great example that you can still enjoy your life and don’t need to be restricted to achieve the goals you want. I had a few busy weeks, on holiday etc, whilst doing this and still managed to achieve what I wanted to do”

Do you want to achieve life changing results without sapping the fun out of your life?

Get in touch today to join the LG Fitness team and remember that you have till the end of July to join my online coaching programme The 90 Day New You before the price increases.

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