This is the 2nd in a series of Blog posts by MTT CrossFit's, Dustin Juell. Follow along with him on his journey to Lose the Fat Man, with him now down over 60lbs.
Motivation is so tough to keep going. I touched on what motivated me in my first post to start my change and now I want to give my tips on continuing - maybe you will come up with some ideas from mine. I do not have all the answers, maybe we can share.
For the first change, you have to set an obtainable goal: I use 25lbs at a time. Now, I have a lot of weight to lose, more than most people, so you can start with 5 and make a realistic time frame that fits you.
Second, you need to have a support team - I can help you! Email me at Djuell30@gmail.com or leave a comment on this blog. I have my family and friends that hold me accountable and encourage me along the way. They call me out when I fall off the wagon, which this time I haven't as much because of the support I get from all of you. When I tried other programs, I did fall off the wagon and eventually, I lost track of the program too.
You have to eat better and motivate yourself. You have to know why you are doing it. Inform yourself, search the internet, use commonsense, and find products that work for you - check out my Advocare site and see what's worked for me. Start with these videos (can be viewed at Youtube, Netflix, or Hulu):
- Hungry for Change
- Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
- Supersize Me
These videos lead to other related video recommendations. Also, I love Dr. Josh Axe. He has good books, cookbooks (available at MTT for $25)and also a free podcast - listen at work to learn some basics on healthy eating. Once you educate yourself, you won't want to put that stuff in your body and it will keep motivating you to eat better.
Next, when I need a lift to work out, my most recommended video on YouTube is Crossfit - Killing the Fat Man: Episode #1. In this video, Gary Roberts is showing that anyone can do it, whether you sign up for Crossfit or something else, watch it! In Crossfit - Killing the Fat Man: Episode #8, Gary gets his father who just recently had a triple bypass surgery to do it. If his dad can do it after that, you can too - and get your parents or grandparents to join you!! It's real - I am living proof!
I was scared the first time I went to Minnesota Top Team (MTT). I have a friend who is a member there and I have worked at a "gym" before, but this was different. I watched their videos and looked at other places online. It was totally different then I expected. Jennie C., one of the owners, greeted me when I came in t