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Turbulence Training – Day 21-22: Staying Motivated While Trying To Lose Weight

by Susan · 12 comments

Hey, I’m back with my reviews of days 21-22 on Craig Ballantyne’s fat loss workouts, Turbulence Training.

If you’ve missed any of my first 20 days on Turbulence Training you can catch yourself up by clicking here —>Turbulence Training.

Day 21 was a recovery day. Nice and easy. I actually did nothing – spent a good part of the day with Scott at a birthday party for a 1 year old.

Day 22 was back to Workout A from the Turbulence Training workout I chose to do, Buff Dudes & Hot Chicks. This will be my last week using this particular program.

After 4 weeks on each Turbulence Training program you switch to another one. I like Buff Dudes & Hot Chicks but am looking forward to a new challenge.

So, we are in week 4 now on this fat loss journey and at this point you may start to begin feeling a little unmotivated – maybe not sticking to your workout plan as well as you did in the beginning or not completeing each workout with the right amount of effort.

If this sounds like you, you aren’t alone.

It is really hard to stay motivated, especially when it comes ot weight loss and how long it can take to see the results you are looking for.

So, to help you stay motivated I asked Craig Ballantyne to put together a list of things you can do to keep your motivation levels where they need to be so you can see this weight loss jouney through until the end.

Here’s Craig……


If you have ever tried losing weight, then you will know that it isn’t easy. Once you accept this truth, then fat loss becomes much less difficult. However, here are 11 additional tips to help motivate you to stick to your fat loss plan and transform your body and life for good.

11. Never Give Up

If you fall off the wagon, cut your losses. Don’t let it weigh on your mind and hold you back because it’s only minor damage that can be dealt with. The important thing is to get back on track, immediately.

10. Don’t Procrastinate

Do it now. Whether you’re thinking of cleaning out the pantry or finally starting to exercise, STOP procrastinating and DO IT now!

9. Identify exactly what it is you want…

…then don’t let anything stand in your way of getting it. By setting specific goals along with deadlines you are providing yourself with a measuring stick.

8. Do Your Best With Everything You Have Control Over

Most people fail to control themselves, and end up only with regrets. They trade minutes of pleasure (i.e. fast food) for days, weeks, months, and years of regret.

Remember that the pleasure of eating lasts for only a short while, but you inhabit your body 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for life.

Rather than trying to “out-cardio” your bad diet, you must PLAN ahead to overcome obstacles. Otherwise, you’ll never succeed.

7. Replacing Bad Habits

Everyday you will be tempted to fall back on old bad habits. To make a lasting change in your health and appearance you must do everything you can to resist that. Try adding a new healthy habit each day to replace an old unhealthy habit.

6. Be Consistent With Baby Steps

Too many people do too much too fast. Sure they get a lot of results in just a short amount of time, but then they crash and burn, dropping out of the process altogether.

The better approach is to build your life one positive step at a time and the way to do this is by taking baby steps to improvement each and every single day. Be a little better than yesterday.

5. Test

There are no failures, only good and bad tests.

You should always be trying something new, monitoring your body’s response, and deciding whether or not that food or exercise belongs in your “tool box”. Do everything you can to learn more about your body. The more you know, the faster your success will be.

4. Social Support & Role Modeling

You can’t soar with eagles if you’re hanging around turkeys.

By hanging around others who want to lose weight, you can leverage their knowledge, commitment, support, and success to push yourself harder than you otherwise would be able to.

3. Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

People will do almost anything to stay in their comfort zones.

If you want to accomplish anything, get out of your comfort zone and strive to increase order and discipline in your life. Discipline usually means doing the opposite of what you feel like doing. Setting goals and deadlines are the easy roads to discipline.

2. You Are In Charge

Og Mandino once said, “I shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me. Or I can be lost in the maze. My choice. My responsibility. Win or lose; only I hold the key to my destiny.”

Translation – Everyone can succeed and reach their goals. It’s a just a matter of how badly you want it.

1. Plan

Planning is the ultimate key to fat loss success.

With a weekly plan of meals and workouts in place, you will be much less likely to hit a road bump that takes you down the wrong path. Try setting aside one day a week to map out your weekly itinerary and you’ll be amazed at how quickly your body transforms itself.


Thanks a lot, Craig. Motivation is such an overlooked factor when it comes to weight loss so I wanted to make sure we all knew how to keep it.

Looks like they key is to plan, plan, plan and weight loss success will be inevitable!

If you would like to join me on my Turbulence Training journey you can grab your copy by clicking here —> Turbulence Training.

Until my next update, what are you doing to keep yourself motivated and on the road to weight loss success?

Your Coach,

Susan Campbell, MS, CSCS

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