Readiness to change assessment scores and what they mean
21 to 63 total points:
It's clear that the way you look, feel and perform have become very important to you and you realize that the way you're doing things right now simply isn't cutting it. You're tired of not getting results, and you're tired of your growing waistline, your sluggish metabolism, and your lack of energy. And not only are you tired of it, you're committed to doing something about it--today. Congratulations! Getting to this point takes a lot of work. Now let's do something about it.
-20 to 20 total points:
If you scored in this range, it's important for you to stop thinking and start doing. You're probably frustrated with the way things are, but you're afraid that changing the way you do things will cause you more hassle and difficulty than just sitting back, doing nothing, and continuing to look and feel the way you do today. In fact, you're not alone. This is most people's greatest fear: that a new exercise and nutrition program will cause more pain than the pain they feel right now. If this is you, step outside of your shell and seek out some people who are exercising, eating well, getting results, and having fun doing it. Clearly, millions of people out there are following a healthy lifestyle and loving every minute of it. But thinking that they never had difficulties to overcome like you is a mistake. At some point in time each and every one of them had some old set of unproductive habits to discard. Once this was accomplished, they could easily get into the zone. And you can too. What are you waiting for?
-61 to -21 total points:
From the results of your questionnaire, it doesn't look like you really want to change. Is this true? Are you simply toying with the idea of improving your physical activity and eating habits? If so, you're not really ready to make a change. With each passing year that you avoid good exercise and nutrition habits your risk of disease increases. Not only that, you'll get progressively fat, lose muscle mass, and look much older than your age. These are the consequences of remaining indifferent to the medications you're on, the weight you've gained, and the environment with which you've surrounded yourself. Are you ready to deal with these things? Don't stay indifferent any longer. Take an honest look at how you've changed (on the inside and out) and admit that you could use a tune-up.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Don't expect to achieve your ideal body by performing the same tired exercise routine and/or diet plan. Make a change and prepare to take your physique to a whole new level!