Keep records and refer to them often.Download and print off the Daily Progress Reports. These are excellent tools that will help you to track all 84 days of your weight training, cardio and nutritional programs. They are indispensable for trouble-shooting your progress and for verifying how far you've advanced at any point of your program. They are also very helpful for reference when you are seeking advice from one of our Fitness Advisors. Have them nearby if you call us for guidance on your progress.
Eliminate obstacles.Pre-plan your way around known obstacles to increase your chances of success. Learn to say "no" (respectfully) more often to those who drain your time each day. Be willing to train early or late in the day around your responsibilities. If food temptations are too great, eliminate un-authorized foods from your pantry! Eliminate the need/desire to consume fast foods by cooking volumes of food such as chicken breasts and rice and storing them in containers. Two or three microwaveable containers with a chicken breast, rice and a vegetable are portable, convenient and "Authorized".
Use your "Free Day" ...but not too freely! As Porter Freeman says, "It's your Free Day; you're free not to use it." In other words, the Free Day is there for you if you need it, however, it is not required that you take it. It's a personal choice. The Free Day does have its benefits. For one thing it is useful as a reward system it's something to look forward to and helps eliminate food cravings.
Use your resources—we're here to help you!
Our EAS Fitness Advisors have helped thousands of people successfully complete the Body-for-LIFE Challenge. Don't hesitate to call them at 1-800-297-9776. In addition, www.bodyforlife.com features all the information you need to follow the program, plus inspiring success stories, motivational tips and recipes. You can also join the lively online community and meet other people who are doing the Challenge.
Need some extra motivation? Check out these weekly messages from some of your favorite Body-for-LIFE Champions.