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The Surprising Reasons You Procrastinate On Getting The Body You Want

procrastination

You can’t will yourself into creating the life you want; the body you want. It’s not as simple as saying ‘now I just will be this uber-disciplined person and I will just DO IT. I don’t care that I haven’t managed to follow through before, this time it’s just HAPPENING!

And ‘enough is enough’

And ‘this time it’s for real!’

And ‘maybe I should try that new detox I heard about, just to kick things off; just to get me started and boost my confidence’.

And you do, perhaps, you do try the detox or you clean out your cupboards, you download an awesome eating plan and you look into hiring a trainer or saving money by just training at home.

And it’s all really good, it all makes sense and you can see that it WILL work, that this time really could be the time and you’re so …

Excited! And happy! Proud of yourself for making a change.

And (and this part is just quietly, but maybe not so quietly on the inside) … you’re also so freaking terrified that you won’t be able to do it.

That once again, you will fail to follow through. That once again, you’ll prove to yourself that you’re lazy. Undisciplined. That you’re just not one of those girls. You don’t have the mental stamina, the energy, the willpower, enough inner drive. Enough …

Well. That you’re just not good enough, really.

And so because you know, deep down and where nobody else looks, that you’re not that girl, that you couldn’t be as disciplined or consistent as those girls, and that no, actually it’s just not going to happen for you anyway –

You fail. You sabotage. You find a reason to stop, once again. And eventually perhaps to start again, but it’s really just more of the same, isn’t it?

i understand.

For years, I played this daily game with myself when it came to getting ‘fully’ into shape.

Will I?

Won’t I?

Can I?

Should I?

Okay, I will.

I will walk past the cupboard despite the fact that I can hear the nut butter just begging me to consume it in its entirety. I will turn away from the delicious dark chocolate and its smooth seduction. I will do that extra sweat HIIT or circuit session, the way I used to do extra sessions back before life got so complicated and when I stayed more effortlessly in shape. I will eat the extra plate of greens and refrain from eating an entire bag of pistachios with 2 glasses of red right before bed.

I will be slender again, lithe-like.

I will be lean.

I will be fit, powerful.

I will be happy.

It’s not that simple.

The thing with procrastination is that it’s not about willpower. It’s not about muscling through and saying ‘now I will be lean. Fit. Happy. Now I will ‘just do it’. Exclamation mark.

"motivation to get in shape"

If it were that simple, wouldn’t you have done it a million times over before? Except you wouldn’t have had to do it a million times, but rather just the one.

If it were that simple, wouldn’t everyone out there be walking around in the body of their dreams, running the biz of their dreams, living the life of their dreams?

Imagine!

Tomorrow you wake up and say ‘you know what?‘ I think I’m going to just stop with the self-sabotage. No more binge eating. No more rules and sacrifice followed by blow-outs and going way off track. No more dilly-dallying around whether to train or how hard to train.

As of now (click!) I am officially a machine. A fitness model waiting to break out. Yeah!

I’m not mocking you.

I’ve been there, oh so many times. My scale weight has fluctuated by an easy 10kg over the past 10 years. I’ve had the super lean fitness model body, and even won some fitness model comps. And I’ve had the chunky ‘is she really a personal trainer?‘ body. I’ve had the post-baby body that just wouldn’t go away, and I’ve had the rebound weight that haunted me even after I did get back in shape.

Can I look back and pin my ‘successes’ down to how I ate, how I trained, what I did? Yes, to a large degree. Learning how to eat right and train smart makes a true difference.

But it only works if you work it, doesn’t it? If only it could be as simple as just knowing what you need to do!

So no, it’s not about willpower or knowledge or any of those things. It’s not about saying ‘now I will do this‘.

What it is about, and what it’s always been about for me, for you, for all of us, is the beliefs you have about yourself and your ability to succeed.

You believe that you’re not disciplined? Guess what, it’s true.

You *know* deep down that you’re just not one of those girls; that it will never happen for you? You’re bang on.

You’re certain that no matter how hard you work, no matter how perfectly you eat or how well it works for other people that you just won’t quite get there? Yep, right again.

Whatever you believe about yourself becomes your reality. Day after day after day after day. And you can fight and push yourself all you like to get those results, to reach that mirage of the dream body, but it will never happen until you change your underlying beliefs.

You see, you are trained to respond to your beliefs. It’s like the saying ‘filthy rich’, if you believe that it’s wrong to be wealthy or if a deep part of you thinks wealthy people are selfish or bad … well, you’re always going to have money problems.

Why would you want to be rich if the inner you thinks it’s wrong?

And why would you ever be able to achieve your get lean goals if the inner you believes you’re not capable, that you don’t have what it takes?

stop procrastinating … and get the body you want

To stop procrastinating, this is what you do.

You sit down. You get out your journal. You ask yourself, and then you write the answer –

What is this really about?

What do I believe about myself and my ability to change my body?

What is stopping me? What is really, really stopping me? Why?

Why is it important to me anyway? Why is it really, really, important to me?

And – What is the worst thing that might happen if I achieve my goal? What am I scared of?

And – What do I think about being in amazing shape? What kind of person would that make me? How would others see me? Is that an issue, and why?

And for each belief – What if that WERE true? (I.e. being undisciplined). What if it weren’t true?

And you listen. You really listen to yourself on the answers. Awareness is the first step. It’s knowing the why behind not being able to cross that hurdle. It’s understanding, and then choosing to change.

And then you change.

If you think it’s tough to change your beliefs, that it will take much time and effort, to an extent you are right. But only in as much as you believe that to be true, don’t you see?

You can make the choice right now to change your beliefs. To choose –

I choose to believe I can be one of those girls. That I am already becoming her. I choose to enjoy putting in food that makes me feel great. I choose to believe I DO have what it takes. I choose to act each day based on how I want to feel rather than on how I feel in the moment. I choose to practice building and strengthening my new beliefs, rather than trying to ‘muscle’ my way into doing the right thing, or at least as well as.

Can you see the difference between choosing, making it based on belief, rather than just saying ‘I will’?

The thing you called procrastination, or laziness, or lack of willpower, is nothing more fancy or scary than you just not understanding yourself. Just not realizing that failing to synch your beliefs with your goals and dreams makes it impossible to achieve them.

So get the right tools of course, to make sure you know where to go with those newfound beliefs (see below for an awesome deal on my Look Great Naked Training and Eating Plans). And then start synching. Make the choice.

Change a belief, even one.

Remember also that it’s a daily practice, this changing beliefs thing. A daily thing to remind yourself of, until one day you look back and say ‘hey, you know what? That’s me. That’s who I am. I, yes I, am that girl’

And the truth? You always have been. You just didn’t know how to let her out 🙂

the question

What is one belief you know is holding you back when it comes to getting the body you want? Comment below! And please share this post with your friends if you enjoyed it.

Don’t forget –

Life is Now. Press Play.

Kat x

P.S.

Rebel.
Upstart.
Fuck the system; screw the rules.
Won’t do what they told me.
Too much.
Unreasonable.
Ridiculous.
Unprofessional.
Crazy!

Should I go on? I could, but I think you get the picture.

You’re the one who is not only not like the other PEOPLE, you’re also not like the other entrepreneurs.

They, they actually think they’re different; non-conformists?! Don’t make me laugh. You and I both see it as it is:

They just wanna be told how to build a pretty little website and a pretty little social media page or three and a pretty little online product or course and get their pretty little headshots and do a pretty little pre-scripted dance all over the internet so that other equally pretty fucking bland and boring and same same-y peoples pay them money,

And they can all sit in a pretty little womans circle together patting each other linking elbows and stroking each others hair and singing Kumbaya as the sun sets over another day of sinking ever deeper into the unremarkableness that is their lives.

They are the ones who are not only willing to jump through hoops, they also want to build more hoops for other people; they want to perpetuate the hoop jumping life and their whole sales pitch is basically some version of “I will help you to have a better and shinier hoop, come see!”

lolol

BUT REALLY.

Meanwhile, you –

You’ve tried the hoop-jumping life, maybe more than what you care to admit. And, whilst you’ve nothing against sitting around with other ladeez and stroking each others hair, you and your girls; the real ones?

You don’t exactly fit in in the typical woman’s circle.

You don’t feel at home with the pretty-preneurs, not even on the internet let alone in real life.

You don’t actually GIVE a fuck about having all your shit perfect,

Polished,

And just so –

And the idea of having sales and marketing and content processes which you have to systematically pre-plan and then work through and endlessly join dots with?

Makes you want to hurl.

Sure –

You’ve bought in at times to do the idea that maybe you DO gotta do it as they say.

An automated webinar, perhaps?? Facebook ads which carefully and smartly tell the world who you are and how you can help? A sales plan proven and tested by the greats. The gradual sinking slow decline of your soul, your joy, your dreams, and even your pussy as everything within you that once knew she could HAVE IT ALL AND DO LIFE HER WAY SLOWLY DRIES,

WITHERS TO NOTHING,

AND DIES?

Sure –

Why not

And look.

It’s not that any of these things are bad or wrong. Maybe right now you’ve got to a certain point by playing by the rules … kind of. Following what ‘logic’ suggests you do. Breaking free here and there with wild little jaunts into over the top madness, noticing how THAT lights you up and also how people respond to it … but ultimately continuing to go back to trying to find the right fucking system to get you to where you want to go,

Because this thing of trying to just be you interspersed with trying to get it all right and make it work, well –

It’s God damn tiring –

But also, in the end, if we’re going to be black and white about it, it hasn’t got you to where you want to be!!

You KNOW you should be making SO much more money.

NOW.

With consistency, and yeah, while of course of COURSE you’re down for doing the work, you also feel like it SHOULD be a lot easier, more flow

And you know that you know that you know that you’ve still not let out the most unrestrained and fully expressed side of you!

– The you they can’t look away from
– The you they are MAGNETIZED by
– The you who automatically commands a huge freakin’ following, and sales to match it

You know who I’m talking about –

THE MILLIONAIRE REBEL YOU!

Starting January 18th!

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The revolutionary fucking leader who tears SHREDS off of normal every damn day before the rest of the world has barely sipped its coffee!

Who is FULLY unleashed in what she says, how she shows up, how she does business, how she does life.

Who does not give a fuck about following rules! Or sales systems! Or strategies! Who can and will do what works for HER, and if it happens to resemble other ways people build an audience and make a fuckload of money online, cool, and if not, so what! That is not the point! The point is –

She knows what works for her.
She backs herself unapologetically.
She DOES it.

And she gets the damn results. The BIG results. The CONSISTENT results. The FUCK yes results, not just with money but with the VIBERY of it all.

Imagine …

Waking up every day and KNOWING you have crushed the day before it already begun because THAT IS WHO YOU ARE AND HOW YOU ROLL!

* Your shit sells (at any and all price point)
* Your creativity and inner ideas machine flows endlessly (you always know what to put out into the world and that when you speak people PAUSE EVERYTHING AND LISTEN, whether it is with free content and shenaniganery or with your paid stuff)
* You don’t even have to think about low end or high end or how to take people through a value ladder or some such bullshit, the value ladder is YOU CONTINUING TO BE YOU, and the more that you DO you the more people just take themselves through whatever it is you’re offering!
* It is easy, natural, fun, and OBVIOUS how to build your automated income, funnels, the ‘cash machine’ side of your business.
* In fact the whole damn thing feels fun and easy and like you’re just being you (the full on you, the too much you, the rebel you, the fuck all of ’em THIS IS WHAT I STAND FOR AND NOW I’M GONNA TELL YOU you!),
* and at the same time you have the DEEPLY grounded and certain knowledge that the way you’re doing it, hot mess and chaos vibes and all, is WORKING. PS – the reason you feel certain of this is because your bank balance and soulmate audience and their feedback reflects it, not bc your spirit guides told you it’s coming

All of this is ALREADY available to you.

It is who you are and what you were born for.

You did not come here for normal!

You are one of the truly crazy ones, who has something inside of her that will leave the world BREATHLESS –
and allow her to make millions and impact millions –

BUT NOT IF SHE CONTINUES TO DO BUSINESS AND LIFE BY TRYING TO SOMEHOW BE A NON-CONFORMIST WHO CONTINUALLY CAVES AND CONFORMS.

For this to work,

REALLY work, like next next NEXT level $ and life flow work,
you’re going to need to FULLY turn your back on the idea that your breakthrough is waiting on the other side of you adjusting, filtering, compromising, playing the game the way the other entrepreneurs are playing it, or worrying about what the fuck your social media looks like!

What you’re going to need to do is simple:

FLICK THE DAMN REBEL MILLIONAIRE SWITCH BABY.

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All in on madness.
All in on crazy.
All in on chaos.
All in on the TRUE epic awesome ridiculousness and too much-ness of YOU.

REBEL MILLIONAIRE

Starting January 18th!

For those who were born to run the damn thing,

To turn the world on its head and dance on top of it,

And who are ready to do just that.

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