The reward phase, where you’re in the shape of your life, for life, is where everyone would like to skip to from the beginning. But few reach it for one of two reasons:
– A failed consolidation phase, so they rebound after their first time getting into shape and fall into the trap of yo-yo dieting.
– Insufficient time spent in the investment phase, so they don’t build any muscle mass, or develop a change in their mindset, identity and behaviour. This causes either stagnation, or worse yet, a slow demise back to the starting point.
Today’s guest on RNT Fitness Radio, Tom Bridges, didn’t make any of these mistakes this time around when he first started with RNT in June 2017.
For years, Tom had been trying to get in shape. With high cholesterol, poor blood markers and a lifestyle of heavy drinking, fast food and long working hours, he knew his efforts were going to waste. He was the classic programme-hopping Monday to Thursday dieter who struggled with yo-yoing, lethargy and poor body confidence.
Ever since, he’s worked through all five phases to take him to the holy grail: being in the shape of his life, for life.
Better yet, he’s now using the physical as the vehicle for the greater good in all areas of his life. This podcast is dedicated to the power of the journey, and what can be achieved when you go all in.
To see his incredible changes at each phase of the journey, click on the case study linked in the show notes today. A truly inspiring story I can’t wait for you to listen to.
‘’You don’t get a physical change; it’s a lifestyle change”
– Tom Bridges
3:26 – Moving weddings
8:46 – The journey to the before picture
11:02 – Tom’s sports background
12:47 – Tom’s old lifestyle
15:12 – The trigger
16:59 – Starting RNT
18:01 – Power of accountability
21:22 – Shift in the transformation
24:41 – CTP phase
28:12 – Not kidding yourself anymore
33:09 – Tom’s confidence
37:50 – Health markers
40:02 – Fitting everything in with long working hours
48:26 – Water and hunger
49:19 – How to approach the investment phase
53:40 – Ego lifting
54:46 – Embracing the fluff
58:16 – Growth mindset
1:01:35 – Attacking the consolidation
1:07:16 – What has Tom Learned about himself?
1:10:38 – Social events
1:13:50 – Social stigmas
1:15:39 – What’s next for Tom?
1:17:15 – Parting words from Tom
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