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Have you ever gone on a diet and set unrealistic fitness goals for yourself? Maybe it was something like, “lose 20 pounds in 1 week” or “run a marathon in 10 days” (when brushing your teeth is the only activity you have been doing in your life).

This kind of self-sabotage is what typically keeps people fluctuating with their weight over the course of the years. One day you’re excited and fully committed, and the next day you’re overwhelmed and making excuses.

For 2017 I not only want you to set your goals, but I want you set your goals the right way and to keep long-term success in mind when you do it. There are no shortcuts to fitness and you have to motivate yourself enough to get off the couch and start working out. Like most things in life you have to prepare, plan and take action if you want results. To help you do that I’ve outlined 5 of the biggest mistakes that could stop you from reaching your fitness goals.


5 Biggest Mistakes That Will Stop You From Reaching Your Health And Fitness Goals In 2017


  1. Not working on your inner game(03:53)

You have to handle your emotions when it comes to getting in shape. Too many people sabotage themselves because they let their negative emotion slow them down. Listen, read and watch things that will inspire you then make a habit of taking action on what you learned.


  1. Focus on outcomes instead of the process(08:48)

This is a huge mistake that will keep you from reaching your goals. You have to focus on the process and stop trying to get quick results. When you focus on the process things become easier. Find a program and commit to it.


  1. Unrealistic expectations(12:43)

This has to a lot to do your outcome goals and not being willing to do the work to achieve them or expecting that you will have no setbacks or disruptions. It’s a tweaking process, so expect that there will be setbacks and expect a 6 to 12 months process. Think about where you are now and think about where you want to progress to. The bigger the gap, the longer it’s going to take you to do it.


  1. No support or accountability(18:34)

You may have people in your life that do not support your goals. Try to get people on board who support what you’re doing. Avoid hanging around people with bad habits where you constantly have to use your willpower to try not to participate in things that will take you away from our goals. Get your family on board and find a gym or walking buddy.


  1. Hire a coach(21:10)

We all need coaches in our lives because they get us to do things that we don’t want to do and they help us to become someone that we didn’t think that we could become. That is the beauty of having a coach with the right attitude who can assess what you’re doing and tell you what you need to do to go to the next level.

There are solid principles you should be doing but there is no magic behind any of this. The only way you can get better results is by following a good program and I can help you with that.

If you’re interested in joining the CEO Strength Program on January 9, 2017, signup for the waiting list and take advantage of our pre-sale  or if you want me to coach you one-on-one email me at


Thanks for Listening!

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Until next time!


Ted Ryce is a high-performance coach, celebrity trainer, and a longevity evangelist. A leading fitness professional for over 24 years in the Miami Beach area, who has worked with celebrities like Sir Richard Branson, Rick Martin, Robert Downey, Jr., and hundreads of CEOs of multimillion-dollar companies. In addition to his fitness career, Ryce is the host of the top-rated podcast called Legendary Life, which helps men and women reclaim their health, and create the body and life they deserve.

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