10 Ways to Lose 10Ibs In 2018 – Matt Sutton, Body Transformation Expert

Part One - Key Metrics, Working Out Vs In, Importance of Support & MUCH more

Merry be-twixmas! Yep, apparently that’s one of the name’s used for this weird week between Xmas & New Year. And while I’ve seen a lot of people say how boring it is and these days are pointless, I say HELL-NO to that! In my opinion these few days are pivotal and can make or break a great year ahead. These are days that give you time to think about YOU. Your goals & aspirations.

To help you out I will be sharing my top 10 tips over the next few days for people wanting to make 2018 the year they get in the best possible physical & mental shape.

Here we go…

1. Use better metrics to gauge your success

I know, I know. Sounds very counter intuitive to offer 10 ways to lose 10Ibs then tell you NOT to focus on weight loss. BUT stay with me…

One of the biggest misconceptions AND lies that the weight loss industry has sold you, is the idea that WEIGHT LOSS means FAT LOSS. As many LPT members have found out as they have seen their clothes sizes drop.. often the scales hardly move at all.

It’s certainly not rocket science to learn that the KEY contributing factor here is the hard earned lean muscle a person has gained along the way.

Therefore ONE key strategy I urge you to think about in 2018 is the metrics you are using to gauge success. I’m not saying throw away the scales (although you could).

But I do highly recommend far better metrics like; progress pictures, measurements (hip-to-waist ration for females & waist for males) oh yeah and the one everyone forgets…the, “How do I feel scale”.

After all, the whole point of getting healthier is to feel better right? So why not measure that stat?

Lastly, if you really want to understand your TRUE body composition, you can book an ultra-sound Body Scan. This high-tech machine will give you a full print out and over-view of exactly how much body fat you are holding, how much muscle, water, bone density etc. You are even able to get imaging of key parts of the body you would like to see reduced fat.

Scans are £50 and can be done at both LPT Northampton & LPT’s Kettering facility.

Just email [email protected] to book your ultra-sounds scan in.

2. Cut out / minimise processed carbs.

As you know, dieting is an absolute mind field. One day we’re being told to go Vegan. The next day, paleo. I.F. 5:2. And the latest in thing & my personal preference these days is the Ketogenic diet.

What’s crazy is many people DO see great results on these types of diets even though the principles (like eat only meat or eat zero meat) are completely contradictory.

So what gives???

One of the strategies I’ve used to over-come this problem of conflicting advise is to look at where people DO agree.

And one thing all these popular diets CAN agree on, is we should be staying well clear of processed carbs (your cakes, crisps, bagels, muffins, brownies. Basically everything a costa coffee sells as food!). Time & time again its the ONE thing that keeps cropping up. And it’s no coincidence.

Infact LPT’s 30 day reset plan that we will be launching on January 8th is all revolved around finding out which carbohydrates your body IS able to tolerate. We believe this going to be quite revolutionary as it enables the starting point of personalised nutrition.

3. Put as much energy into working IN as to working OUT.

Working out has always been the popular go to choice for improved fitness. In many ways this is rightly so because as a society we don’t move enough. However, just like a car needs refuelling & regular servicing our bodies require adequate regeneration time too in order to perform at its best when working out.

Think of it this way. Working “out” is to expend energy. Working “in” is to deposit energy back into your energy bank.

For a healthy, high performing life these deposits need to come in the form of physical, mental, emotional & spiritual.

Unfortunately though, it’s this re-generation time that has been neglected due to the fast-paced consumerism of tech, social media and shiny objects.

I often refer to it as being stuck in the matrix. When this happens people get so caught up in their own thoughts that they forget whats real and important. Over time this constant, “out-put” wears them out. LPT’s new group Mastering YOU was designed to help people remove themselves from the Matrix and take control of their own destiny better. You can join here for FREE.

[5 Working “IN” Tips]

My big tip for 2018 is quit comparing. Quit trying to keep up with the Jones’s. Instead ask, how can I show up in the world as the BEST version of ME. I’m confident that showing up as the best version of yourself WON’T include scrolling hours of stupid videos on social feed media!

Here are 5 working IN strategies that you can use to regenerate your physical mental, emotional and spiritual energy levels:

  1. Focus your efforts on optimal sleep (sleep recently over-took exercise as priority for weight loss)
  2. Start a meditation practice using an app like Calm or Headspace
  3. Practice diaphragmatic breathing using a breathing drill like box breathing
  4. Journal your thoughts, anxieties & wins each day. I like the 5 minute journal
  5. Take a 3-5 day digital detox this January and record how you feel

4. Get a training partner, PT or join a group

Following my own rejuvenation for training this year I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s IMPOSSIBLE to get great fitness, strength / training results by training on your own.

Humans are built to thrive on tribes FACT. And thats why I believe so many of our members stick with us for so many years. Its not just about the training, it’s about community. It’s about relationships. And the ‘we’re in this together feeling you get.

If you are still trying to do it on your own but not seeing results then check out the P.S in this article as we have something I think you’ll like!

5. Create an Ideal week:

What does YOUR ideal week look like? My guess is you’d find that a tricky question to answer?

Yet what occurred to me recently is how people get really annoyed with themselves for outcomes they’re not happy with. Yet they’ve never actually established what a great week would like!

How to do it..
Your ideal week should include as much detail as possible; your morning routine, your pre-bed routine. training routine. What you eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Your day at work. Your interaction with people/family. You can add to it over-time, don’t think you have to complete it all in 10 minutes BUT what it does do is set a fantastic INTENTION.

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Well, I hope you enjoyed the first 5 tips of 10 ways to lose 10Ib’s in 2018. Stay tuned for part two.

Matt Sutton, Lifestyle Performance Coach

Founder @ LPT

 

PS. We are launching our all-new flagship 6 week transformation programs on January 8th at both our Kettering & Northampton facilities. Even better, if you are reading this BEFORE 1st January you will be able to get £40 off the normal marked price.

Details:

Training days are Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

Training times available are; Morning (6-8am). Lunch time (12) and Evening (6.20-8.20pm)

For more details apply for a success call below and one of our coaches will be in contact to give you more details. 

Northampton – Ladies Application Form

Northampton – Mens Application Form

Kettering – Males & Female Application Form

 

 

 

How To Get BIG Results | Northampton’s Personal Training Service

Should big results require such big actions? Maybe breaking down your goal into smaller and more attainable and achievable steps could help you to get closer. However you should only take the necessary steps each day and do what’s relevant to achieve that goal!

Ask yourself, what is the one thing I must do today before anything else to get me closer to my goal. Perhaps picture yourself doing it the night before so it becomes realistic.

 

However you do it, unfortunately, big steps won’t equal big results. It’s a little more complex than that and if you really want to know how get those results, Jamie’s got the answer! If you want more quick tips on how to achieve big results, be sure to watch Jamie’s masterclass to help you know!

*How to get BIG results*

Posted by Lifestyle Performance Transformations – Northampton NCC on Wednesday, December 13, 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.

Are You, “That Person”? | Northants Best Lifestyle Coaching Around

There is a cool reward if you make it to the end...!

Hey People! Here are just a few facts you definitely want to know!

92% of people who set New Year’s Resolutions won’t achieve them.

85% of people don’t like/don’t feel engaged by their job.

70% of households are in debt.

Only 33% of people consider themselves happy.

Sobering thoughts right?

But lets look at the “health” consequences of these life/emotional stats

> 1 in 3 adults are obese

> 26% of women are obese (which is the 2nd highest rate in the world)

> The uk spends 48 Billion dealing  with health & social causes of obesity

> At the current rate by 2030 there will be 11 million more obese adults, 1/2 a million additional cancers and  7 million more cases of diabetes.

Now it wouldn’t be crazy to suggest these two sets of stats are linked

…would it?

So here’s a question for you…

If someone is overweight, unhealthy or has an obesity related food disease,

….is, the root problem REALLY, that they eat too much/does not do  enough exercise?

Sure your Doctor will tell you so, as will the gyms and diet clubs be SUPER eager to in the new year.

My view? HELL NO!!!!!

Before someone can even think about joining a gym, starting a new exercise program OR diet, they need to, FIRST overcome the excess “life baggage”.

Coz lets face it:

…How many depressed people are gonna jump out of bed in the morning raring to go hit the cardio and weights?

…How many people stressed to their eye-balls because they hate their job will stick to a new clean eating plan  of chicken, broccoli and protein shakes?

NONE!

…How many unhappy people are going to continually set new goals that challenge them to grow as a person? NONE!

…How many people in debt are going to enrol in training? (Maybe a few, but not many)

(BTW – There is a point to this mad-ramble)

[ARE YOU “THAT PERSON”]

 

The point is this…..

If you are “that person”, always struggling to be in a place in your life where you are happy and in control of your health, and every time you DO muster up the courage to make a positive start, you focus ALL your attention on how much you are eating and exercising…

(then here’s the message of
today)

….you are in one for one helluva hamster wheel ride my friend.

Coz if the “diet” or “training” program  didn’t work the first time, it sure as hell won’t work the 13th time.

The Answer?

It’s my belief that a far more effective approach is to take a 30,000 foot view of the WHOLE YOU.

I say the “whole you” because too many people unfortunately define themselves by how well they are sticking with their diet & exercise program

whereas those components are just  two tiny pieces of a far bigger puzzle that makes up the whole YOU.

There are so many other pieces of the puzzle that need to be in place for that diet/exercise program to be sustainable. Like:

..Your core values

..Your relationships (internal & external)

..Your beliefs

…Your sleep,

…Your knowledge

…Your ability to manage stressful situations

…Your time-management skills

…Your planning skills

…Your accountability strategies

…Your past conditioning

…Your Limiting beliefs.

You get the point?

So if you feel like you ARE “that person”

OR

are simply a growth-minded person with aspirations to be a better person everyday then today I have an invite.

Alongside our “bit of fun” Merry Maintenance Challenge we are also officially OPENING up our slightly deeper more in-depth group to help ==> MASTER YOU.

Mastering you says what it is on the tin.

Join ==> HERE

– M

PS. YOUR FREE EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFT!

It’s December, which means the official launch of my new and upgraded copy of LPT’s Damage Limitation Guide.

Grab yours HERE

LOSE Weight This Christmas? | Lifestyle Coaching And PT In Northamptonshire

Can We Help You?

As I’m sure you’re aware, we are just approaching a CRITICAL time of year.

A time when things can quickly go south (literally haha)

So I have come up with a couple of opportunities to help you out..

Firstly an offer to complete LPT newbies who haven’t trained with us before

OFFER 1/ The Better-than-black-Friday-Deal

Its a 21 Day Jumpstart Program.

Ideal for newbies/complete beginners.

Y’see next week we are opening a brand new training location in Kettering

PLUS its the last 3 weeks training of the year for LPT so we decided  its perfect time for a special “Better- than-Black-Friday” offer.

==> Enter LPT’s NEW 21 Day Jumpstart!

Yup!

We’re opening up slots at both our locations (Kettering & Northampton) to start this coming MONDAY for a cracking 21 days of fun, fitness, community & motivation. (First come first served)

The Deal?

Normally 3 weeks group personal training with LPT would be £80-00 PLUS.

BUT

as we are celebrating both a new training facilities

AND the end of year count-down,

we are offering the jump-start program for less than half the above price!

…Just £35-00 all in! 

Crazy right!? Check out what’s included:

– 3 weeks of Group Personal training sessions
– A 21 day meal plan.
– Unlimited coaching and support.
– Weekly weigh-ins
– A copy of our new 28 page Christmas Survival
guide
– Access to our January Jumpstart group 

The idea of this deal is it will help  you get a major jump-start on your fitness AND build momentum before the beginning of the year.

**BONUS** 

All jump-starters will also get a FREE invite to LPT’s Christmas Special Event  on Saturday the 16th December.

INTERESTED??

Hit Reply now and let me know as we are limiting spaces to just 30 between BOTH our facilities.

OFFER 2/ The Merry Maintenance Challenge

I ran this last year as a bit of fun but found it was a surprising success.

The challenge is simple.

Step One: Weigh-in on December 4th 

Step Two: Weigh-In again on January 1st either without having gained any weight OR getting as close to it as possible.

PRIZES!!!

Last year we even had a few people that went one further and LOST weight!

Either way I’m going to be giving out some really cool prizes to those who maintain

AND those who are within 2Ibs of their 1st January weight.

Entry is FREE. Join ==> HERE

Listen its a bit of fun but as I have mentioned before… the power  of INTENTION is a magical thing. It certainly worked for me.

It’s the first Xmas in years I didn’t go mad without trying NOT too.

See you in the group

Join ==> HERE

-M

Fat loss In December | The Best Personal Training Service Around

How Can You Keep On Top Of Your Fat Loss Journey During Christmas?

Hey Guys! Todays Master Class is all about helping you discover what you want over Christmas! New Puppy? That new Pandora ring you saw the other day on the high street? A holiday away?

OR

Maybe you just want to be able to enjoy December without having to worry about gaining weight or falling off track because of all the yummy treats about to be thrown your way! No one, and I mean NO ONE wants to go through Christmas watching everyone else mount loads of food onto their plate whilst you’re left eating a measly Brussel Sprout. Well I’m telling you that it DOESN’T have to be like that. What if I told you Christmas CAN be enjoyable? What if I told you that you can still eat all the foods you want without having to worry about falling off the Diet-Wagon?

Because you can! But its not like a walk in the park.

You still have to be mindful of what you’re eating and your activity levels just like any other month, especially with those few extra temptations that are about to arise!

But first you have to ask yourself a few questions:

What is it that I want by the end of December?

What does that mean to me?

Is that fat loss goal still as important to me as it was when I started?

At Christmas it is very easy to fall off track, SO it is vital that you keeping on top of and track things. These things could be as simple as training sessions, reps, sets, litres of water intake, the naughties you’ve had.

Another way to help you is to inhibit daily habits to make December easier. For example these habits could be as simple as:

-Having a pint of water when you wake and making sure you’re drinking at least 3 Litres a day

-Incorporating home workouts

-Making sure you have a consistent sleeping pattern to ensure you have enough energy for next day

Fat Loss in December!?

Posted by Lifestyle Performance Transformations – Northampton NCC on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

SO just to let you guys know….we have an awesome LPT offer for you guys.

This is our LPT Merry Maintenance Challenge.

This is our little way of helping you power your way through December!

For a limited time only, a group on Facebook will be open to any one who needs that extra push during the Christmas Period!

However, once the  times up, the group will be closed and turned into a private group! So make sure you’re the one of the first to jump on board and get ready to be fit through December because we don’t want you to undo all that hard work in one month! The group entails:

-Daily challenes

-How to keep on top of December

-Coaches giving you tools for accountability and sustainability

-Your own Christmas survival guide

-New recipes

-Eating out survival guide

ITS A LIMITED TIME OFFER SO BE QUICK! The link to the group is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LPTsMerryMaintenance/?hc_location=ufi

Want to access your own DONE-FOR-YOU training 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:

Join us again next week for our next MASTERCLASS.

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.