You’ve probably heard a number of success stories from the latest fitness trends, but not all of us have a dramatic before and after photo to show for all our efforts.

What could you be doing wrong? Well, you might be doing everything right…but while some are able to get physical results, others aren’t as lucky.

That’s exactly what Australian fitness guru, Edwina Cheer targets in her book The Mind Diet. Cheer uses her personal experience and step-by-step guides to give your mind an exercise program, which will ultimately serve as the foundation for any workout routine you decide to incorporate. Be prepared to do a lot of journaling and fun exercises — some even include balloons!

And we’re giving you a sneak peek into The Mind Diet with three of Cheer’s tried and true tips to get your fitness journey back on track (hint: it involves the three Ws!).

1. What do you want?
Cheer wants you to have a clear understanding of what exactly you’re striving for. Is it to lose X amount of weight? Get toned and tighter? Eat cleaner? Whatever it is, the first step to your fitness journey should be having a strong understanding of what you want.

2. Why do you want it?
Cheer brings up a good point when she asks why. How often do you stop and ask yourself why you’re doing something? After you’ve established what you want, it’s just as important to get a firm grasp on why you want it. Once you’ve figured that out, you’ve already taken your fitness game to the next level.

3. When do you want it?
Although a healthy lifestyle doesn’t ever really end, it’s still healthy to give yourself a deadline so you have a date to work towards. Seeing the finish line makes it more likely for you to push yourself to the very end. Trust us, Cheer wasn’t kidding when she said she knew what you needed to achieve your goals!

So whether you’re laughing from Cheer’s references to The Notebook or feeling empowered by the frequent quotes, it’ll feel like you have a personal trainer by your side! The best part? Not only will the tips take you far in your fitness journey, being mentally fit will also become useful in your relationships, career, and spiritual practice.

Sounds pretty amazing if you ask us. Be sure to pick up a copy of her book here and check out some of her workouts on FabFitFunTV now!

xx, The FabFitFun Team