You’re too damn lazy…
You don’t want it bad enough…
You have to starve to lose weight…
These are all fitness cliches that we’ve been conditioned to believe. They become guidelines that ultimately lead to failure.
I think a good program should do the opposite than make you feel like a failure.
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Let’s break these cliches down.
#1 You’re too damn lazy…
We all have a finite amount of hours and resources in a day. Most of us work for a living and that takes a lot of effort and time. Throw in a family and other responsibilities and we start getting tapped out on energy.
Now I’m not saying this is an excuse to not workout and buy fast food every night because that’s convenient.
What I am saying is that you have to have options.
You have to have quick go-to workouts or activities that can replace 2-hour sessions.
You have to be mindful of what you eat. Convenience does not mean “screw it”.
#2 You don’t want it bad enough…
Priorities are important. I think that our top 3 priorities dominate most of our actions and decision. This can be family, work, faith, fitness, video games, sports, clubbing, sex, drugs, etc…
It’s different for everyone.
If we believe that the top 3 are the essential filters of all your decisions, then it’s easy to see that if fitness is not in the top tier, it won’t happen.
How do you change this?
Awareness of your priorities is a good start. Then comes thinking about change, followed by action.
This can take time. Unfortunately, some folks don’t have time.
A bad diagnosis can rob you of any minutes, hours, and years.
What you are in control over is choosing what you care about. Again, if fitness isn’t in the top 3, then it isn’t for you.
#3 You have to starve to lose weight…
Weight loss is achieved by creating a deficit in energy balance. This comes from eating less or moving more.
You would think that the bigger the deficit the faster the weight loss. However, there’s a problem with this thought.
An aggressive deficit:
• Increases the chance of losing muscle mass • Is psychologically taxing and decreases long-term adherence • Decreases sustainability because eventually you can’t eat less or do more
A less aggressive approach can help with long-term success. If needed, a sprinkle of more aggressive deficits can help break through plateaus.
The bottom line is. That we’ve been conditioned to think that we have to starve, be ultra-motivated, and breath fitness if we want success.
But that’s far from the truth.
If you want to:
• Figure out why you eat, and what’s the best way to eat for YOU • Master your own personal nutrition journey • End the cycle of starting over…and over…and over again. • And break through the cliches
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