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Sometimes I start a new blog post with no idea what the take away message is going to be.

Today I thought about telling you about the time I battled with ninjas in Japan or the car chase I had through the city of LA.

Both of which were terrifying, but not as terrifying as going shopping with Mrs W.

I must point out that it isn’t Mrs W who is scary, she’s wonderful (she’ll be reading this).

It’s the shopping.

And it’s not that I’m actually scared of shopping.

It’s more the case that I simply don’t like to go shopping.

Especially, clothes shopping.

Stick me in a health food shop and I’ll come out with all sorts of weird and wonderful things such as quinoa, almond butter and rainbows.

But throw me into a clothes store and I’m transformed into a clock-watching zombie.

In fact, you can usually find me in the corner of the store, sitting with several other clock-watching zombies, but this time it was my shopping trip.

A voucher, with my name on, meant that I had no choice.

I had to go and buy some new clothes.

For many people this might be a wonderful treat, but for me…

Well, let’s just say I’d been putting it off for a while.

The adventure began with me trying on several pairs of jeans that made my lower half look somewhat like a tightly packed sauage.

Not a good start and my mojo had well and truly taken a beating.

Good thing Mrs was with me.

Forcing me to try on T-shirts, jackets and other items that you apparently wear.

Left on my own, I’d have given up after the first pair of nut-crusher jeans.

Luckily, she’d found a couple of things that I liked and we were in business.

Job done.

So, what the hell has all this got do with you?

Just like my ickle shopping adventure YOUR health, fitness and fat loss need the following:

1. Efficency (AKA speed)

When it comes to losing lard, most people go the clock-watching zombie route.

Slow-go cardio, that is.

Personally, I like to get in and out when I shop.

Even better, I’ll do it all online.

When it comes to fat loss you should want the best results in the time you have available.

So, unless you like clock-watching on a dreadmill, mix cardio with resistance training like I do HERE for best results.

2. Accountability

We all need someone to hold our hand from time to time.

Somebody who can keep us moving forward and give us a kick in the assimus if we’re not playing ball.

Weight Watchers and Slimming World might not be the best when it comes to losing fat and keeping it off, but they’ve got bucket loads of accountability with their weekly meet-ups.

Get some accountability.

3. Results

I don’t go clothes shopping for the fun of it.

There’s a result at the end of it.

Whatever your diet or exercise program make sure it delivers results…

Burns lard.

Improves your fitness.

Makes you look better in your under-crackers.

If it’s not working and you’ve given it your very best effort, change it.

In a nutshell, make sure the diet or program you’re following bloody works.

If it involves plodding along on a dreadmill, x-trainer or pounding the pavement you’re in for a long ride.

Don’t believe me, go online and do your homework.

Huh, well there you go…

Who knew that a shopping trip with Mrs W would wind up in one of my blog posts.

I hope this post amused you a tiny bit.

In all seriousness, you do need an effective and efficient diet/training plan otherwise you’ll likely give up pronto.

And if you haven’t  got  any accountability in place you’ll give up even quicker.

So take note, I know this is an amusing little post, but I want you to get the best possible results from your exercise plan and diet.

I’m sure you do too…

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Gavin Walsh
Gavin Walsh

A British fitness and fat loss magician that helps men and women lose the jelly from their belly pronto. Gavin is the head coach here at Body Fixers and has been featured in the likes of Men's Health, Women's Health and Men's Fitness, as well appearing on British TV several times with delightful nuggets of fitness and fat loss wisdom.

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