After lots of reflection, I believe it comes down to what I call the A-B-C's. These are things that successful people seem to have in common, in weight loss, but and also in life.
While I didn't make it all the way through the alphabet, here are plenty of ideas to get you started:
A is for an Attitude of action. Successful people DO something about it.
B is for Behavior that helps. You've got to do the right things more than occasionally.
C is for Commitment to the long haul. Without this, your dreams are just dreams.
D is for Discipline when it hurts. Nothing great ever came without some sort of pain.
E is for Exercise for the rest of your life. You just have to do it.
F is for having Fun. Learn some new ways to get moving. Find something you like.
G is for how Great you're going to feel when you get it done. Truly.
H is for having the Heart of a Hunter. If you're just sitting around waiting for it to happen, you're probably prey.
I is for being Intentional. Doing certain things on purpose, everyday.
J is for Joining a group, a club, or a gym. You don't have to go it alone.
K is for Kickstart the process. Do something designed to get you started.
L is for Learning. The more you know, the more effective you are. Really successful people never stop learning.
M is for Momentum. Once you start moving, it's easier to keep moving.
N is for Never quit. Winners never quit and quitters never win.
O is for Once again, our Biggest Loser was Mark Clark, who lost another 4.6 lbs this week. Krista Krabel placed second, losing 1.5 lbs, and Keith Borchers finished third, losing 1.4 lbs.
If you'd like to put some of these principles into practice, Biggest Loser "22" starts October 13th at 7:00 pm. With a brand new format and just 7 weeks long, this Biggest Loser also includes free access to our Boot Camp and KickBoxing classes. Sign ups are underway right now. Let me know if you're interested.