How to BOOST Your WILLPOWER And MOTIVATION | Northamptons Personal Training

And How It Will Help YOU Reach Your Goals Quicker

According to a study done by the American psychological association, willpower is the number one obstacle people face for NOT achieving their goals.

It’s a REAL issue.

So yesterday I chose this as the topic for our Wednesday LPT Masterclass.

Learn Matt’s TOP THREE TIPS for boosting your Motivation & Will-Power in order to achieve your goals.

 

Going live for Masterclass on Motivation and Willpower….

Posted by Lifestyle Performance Transformations – Northampton NCC on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Want to access a DONE-FOR-YOU exercise/nutrition program designed to accelerate your fat loss?

Great, check out our new ONLINE portal – LPT Academy where you can access our 6 week progressive training programs AND our weekly micro-workouts (8-12 minute workouts) which all use the same principles that are covered in this masterclass.

Click the link below for more details:

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Founder Matt Sutton

PS. You can join LPT Academy 100% FREE for 7 days before deciding whether this is for you or not.

In that time you’ll get access to our most recent 6 week transformation training program that you can do from the gym or even at home.

You’ll also access our course, “How to build your Foundations”. This course is ESSENTIAL for getting complete clarity over why your fitness & health goals are important to your AND how to make them a reality using a simple daily compliance tracker system.

 

 

How To Set Goals that last | Northants No.1 “Body Transformation” Gym

Making Your Future Bigger Than Your Past

In this weeks masterclass, founder of LPT Matt Sutton talks us through how to make the mental leap from “if” to “how”, and how you can use LPT’s Look – Move – Feel goal-setting strategy to set goals that will last!

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Posted by Lifestyle Performance Transformations – Northampton NCC on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

 

Want to access a DONE-FOR-YOU exercise/nutrition program designed to accelerate your fat loss?

Great, check out our new ONLINE portal – LPT Academy where you can access our 6 week progressive training programs AND our weekly micro-workouts (8-12 minute workouts) which all use the same principles that are covered in this masterclass.

Click the link below for more details:

Founder Matt Sutton 

PS. You can join LPT Academy 100% FREE for 7 days before deciding whether this is for you or not.

In that time you’ll get access to our most recent 6 week transformation training program that you can do from the gym or even at home.

You’ll also access our course, “How to build your Foundations”. This course is ESSENTIAL for getting complete clarity over why your fitness & health goals are important to your AND how to make them a reality using a simple daily compliance tracker system.

Christine’s Body Transformation Story

How she QUIT dieting for good and lost TWO stone!

Christine Morgan joined LPT in January 2016 and has been on an incredible journey ever since, achieving results she never thought possible. We wanted to share her story to inspire the hundreds of people who have shared similar frustrations with yo-yo dieting and only ever seeing short-term results.

Here is her story in her words…

Every year I’d make a New Year resolution to lose weight…I’d say to myself ‘This year I am determined. This year I will do it, I will achieve the goal.’ Unfortunately even after trying everything (Dieting, exercising and even will power) I would never see the results.

I went to Weight Watchers, Rosemary Connolly and Slimming World…all the healthy eating and fad diets. I even tried praying! The trouble I found with these clubs is that I would hit my target weight, feel like I didn’t need to diet anymore….AND then I put all the weight back on again!

The thought of being on a diet for the rest of my life made me feel sick. TheChristinen I gave up.

I decided maybe I was supposed to be this weight and so I wouldn’t worry about it anymore.

Except I did worry about it…

I hated my body and wouldn’t even have my photo taken.

I was already so unfit, I was losing fitness and getting fatter!

I thought I had sussed it though.

To avoid putting more weight on I would have only one meal a day! A small one & then not eat anything else for the rest of the day. Trouble was I was I’d be starving! So if anyone offered me a cake at work, I’d have two!

I got to the point where it was difficult to walk far – because I got so out of breath. I wouldn’t get down on the floor with my granddaughters – because getting back up again was both difficult and embarrassing!

Fast forward to January 2016, I saw an advert for LPT on Facebook. I read the article and clicked on the link. I had some money for Christmas and decided I was going for it. Before I knew it I completed the application form and pressed send!

A few days later I had a phone call from one of the coaches, who wanted to find out more about me. We went through the programme and how it worked. After that I’d done it! I’d joined LPT and taken the “Stone in 6 Challenge”.

Now, if I am absolutely honest I really wasn’t sure that I would lose any weight but I was desperate…I really wanted that transformation I was promised.

535044_204591373219021_1669218569527090610_nSo I went along to the induction on the Saturday morning, expecting to see lots of fit people all wearing designer Lycra and expecting to be completely intimidated. I met Jamie and Matt and there were lots of people there – of different sizes, different fitness levels and no designer Lycra! And Matt talked sense!

He talked about his programme and how I would gain flexibility, stability and strength – well I didn’t have any of those (and never had) so I thought that sounded good.

I was really nervous about the first training session. I felt so unfit, and I was worried about having to compete with others in the group. Well, it turns out I didn’t need to be nervous. At the LPT training sessions I compete against myself and the results I write down on my own program card.

As part of the programme we had to set a goal with a ‘reward’ if we achieved it and a ‘punishment’ for if we didn’t . Well, I set my goal, but couldn’t bring myself to set myself the challenge of losing a stone, so I set it for half a stone. And I did that…Then 10, 12 and 14 pounds – By the end of the 6 weeks I’d lost a stone! Not only that, but I won the Northampton Stone in Six Award – me! I won it!

13220986_10156877848970471_2907141739249593959_nWe have a lot of fun in the workouts, I’ve made some good friends. Now I actually look forward to training. Getting up early in the morning is no longer a chore…and I actually feel worse during the day if I ever miss a session. I love the atmosphere and the camaraderie

People began to notice, and to make positive comments. My husband was so impressed that he encouraged me to continue with the training – he’s a great supporter. Twelve months later and I’ve lost just over two stone.

I feel fitter and healthier than I have ever done – ever in my life! Yesterday a colleague called me her inspiration! I feel fitter, more flexible, stronger and have much more mobility and core strength…(I didn’t even know what that was until I tried to stand on one leg)!

When it comes to food, I no longer feel like I’m on a diet.

When I go out with friends I don’t feel restrictive and I enjoy whatever I fancy on the menu.

I now know that I have to eat for my goal and my own body type, not just follow a meal plan that follows a “one size fits all” approach.

My goal for 2017 is to lose another 2 stone this year. I want to take part in a fitness event (an LPT one of course) and I want to feel even more healthy, fit , stronger and confident than I do now. And I will never set another New Year resolution to lose weight! I am transformed!”

Want results like Christine?

Applications are now open for our next, “A stone in 6 Challenge”.

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Why You Probably Don’t Have A Weight loss Problem

3 Simple Ways to Gain Control Of Your Diet

The two weeks leading up to Xmas last year really stick in my mind. Me & the girls rented a log cabin for a week in the Peak District. It was whilst on this trip I had the news that LPT had been offered the contract to open our own transformation club inside Northampton Cricket Club. Further more I decided this was a great opportunity to take the plunge and really double down on what I believed was needed in the world (and it wasn’t just training).

A heavy focus on nutrition coaching probably came as no surprise to clients. But to this day I’m unsure if people value the true power of Personal Development. It’s an airy fairy subject for most, who just want FAST results. But I stuck to my guns & have developed many trainings, workshops & videos on the subject since.

And then last week I got the confirmation I was looking for…

It was at our 6 weekly advanced nutrition & fat loss workshop in Kettering where I was asked if I ever fell off the wagon myself or found it hard to follow what I teach.

My answer?

Hell yes. All the time!!!

Unsurprisingly the next question was, “How do you say no”?

Know yourself to CONTROL yourself

My answer to this question was off the cuff but re-inforced to me the importance of working on your own self-growth no matter what your age.

I answered by sharing how self-awareness is the KEY.

Once you know yourself, you can control yourself.

In dietary terms I do this in one of two ways usually:

  1. I’ll coach myself around a difficult and tempting situation OR
  2. Give myself permission to succumb to the situation BUT be ok with it, not self-sabotage more as a result and then decide after if I had made the right decision.

Self-awareness is simply having control over your behaviours by learning through your experiences. Once you can embrace every experience as a positive one & use it as a learning experience, rather than another reason to self-sabotage, then you can be truly liberated from feelings of failure and struggle.

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Here are 3 simple ways to gain self-awareness of your diet:

  1. Know your triggers! Your triggers are the in-built habits that magnify a problem. Non-smokers who must smoke if they have a drink. A stress full day triggering alcohol consumption. And the classic, every cup of tea must come with a biscuit! Once you know what these triggers are you can experiment with ways to over come them. I know that dehydration is one of my triggers for craving a glass of the red stuff. A 1/2 pint of water later & as if by magic that craving suddenly disappears! This is how I use self-awareness. The easiest way to start understanding YOUR triggers is by completing a 3-5 day food diary like we get our 6 week weight loss members to complete.
  2. Know your strengths: So if your triggers are moments of weakness then it makes logical sense to know your strengths too right? So if you love making a particular meal then make that a weekly habit or even 2-3 nights p/week. If you love a certain training style then make it your goal to keep improving in that area & not distracted by what others are doing. In summary, if it works for you then double down on it. I say this as I see so people trying to be Jamie Oliver in the kitchen only to crash & burn after a few weeks because its all too much. Keep it simple. Stick with what you enjoy and that fit your goals.
  3. Your goals: Having the self-awareness of your health/weight loss/fitness goals will help hugely in making the decision of, should I or shouldn’t I? At this moment in time in my life I’m not concerned with being in cover model shape. I enjoy my Friday night treat night and the odd glass or two of wine with family. And so do I feel guilty having a weekly treat Hell no. However I am self-aware enough to know if the pounds start to creep on to a point I’m not happy with I will make a few simple decisions to cut back a little on the naughties!

 

Self-awareness is a strength that will exceed your physical strength any day of the week. It’s a skill I recommend everyone work on.

We have now opened up applications for enrolment of our next 6 week transformation programs running in Kettering, Thrapston & Northampton.

Yes Thrapston mid-morning, at my personal home personal training studio is a new time slot that will be running a semi-private personal training option alongside your nutrition coaching, workshops etc.

Check out what our 6 week transformation program includes HERE

 

Coach Sutton

Chief Transformation Officer @ LPT

How to Get Your Mojo Back

(And why it all starts by asking ONE question)

Losing your Mojo to eat right and exercise regularly can be like pushing a very large rock up a steep hill. The further you push the less energy you have. The harder you push the more you feel like giving up. Well today I’m here to remind you that once you do reach the top it DOES become much easier. You can just let go! But we have to learn how to ride the waves first…

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If you’re struggling to get your Mojo back heres what I suggest…

Rather than jumping to solution-based-thinking like, “I will try an eat clean this week” or “I will try and exercise everyday” etc STOP!

We both know that you are just lying to yourself and I know its corny but the first step to progress really does start by telling the TRUTH.

The Green-Eyed Monster

See when you’re in threat mentally, no matter what you tell yourself you should be thinking, that green eyed monster in your brain will always come back to bite you in the ass!

“I’ll start Monday”, “I’ll be good this week”, “I’m going to exercise every day”. Sounds like a great idea at the time but thats all these are. Ideas.

The feeling of achieving this “idea” is actually a form of addiction itself. To avoid this type of reactive solution based thinking I suggest you start by asking some key questions.

All great ideas an inventions in history only came about by asking great questions so its a pretty powerful tactic.

The questions you ask of yourself will vary from person to person. But I suggest you start with questions that allow you to find more clarity over what success would look like to you first. See, people spend lots of time complaining how things are bad but have little concept of what would be good.

Get clear on what would need to be true for a good week to be created & your unconscious mind will start working on helping you make it happen.

Now depending on where you are with your goals & how much stress NOT achieving them is causing you, the language in your question is important and will change from person to person.

For example here are 3 different ways you can ask the same question:

What would make this week satisfactory?

What would make this week truly awesome?

What would make this week perfect?

Some context..

So if you’re super overwhelmed right now and struggling to even think about eating or training right then a perfect week might just tip you over the edge!

Whereas a satisfactory week is something you can maybe think about more clearly about?

An awesome week may get you thinking more creatively. Maybe awesome might be trying a new recipe or a new exercise challenge like going for a long hike/bike ride.

Whatever awesome means to you, make it your goal to include it in your week. After all, who doesn’t want to be awesome?

What To Do..

Just try it. Write down the question & brainstorm your answers.

These answers will give you a checklist of things that will help you plan your week & daily habits.

You may then want to categorise your checklist into training, diet, social, work etc.

Once you have your checklist you will want to create some action points. The key here is you MUST be specific about what your going to do.

The reason most people don’t eat clean all week or exercise enough is they are not specific enough about what days they will train on, how they will train or what meal plan they will follow.

I can bet any money that if you have a meeting at work you’ll make some notes on what the meeting is about & what you might have to prepare in advance. And so I ask you, why should your health require less planning than your work?

Which do you value more?

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Thats me, signing off for today!

Matt

PS. This Friday we are opening up applications for our next 6 week Body Transformation program at both our Kettering and Northampton facilities. Our groups are growing every month so be sure to get your application in quick!

Body Transformation Expert

Body Transformation Expert