Monday, September 08, 2014
There's a lot of advice out there about what type of exercise program or which kind of diet is the answer for becoming physically fit. Pretty much all of them will actually work if you just add the one secret ingredient that almost nobody ever talks about.....consistency.
You have to exercise. I mean really exercise, not just move around. You have to push yourself to where it is past uncomfortable and there is pain the next day. Muscle growth requires it. Muscle growth also requires eating good nutritious food. Low on the fats and carbs so that you aren't expanding your belly while growing your biceps. You have to do this day after day, week after week, month after month.
How long do you want to be fit?
It's really easy to start a goal. No problem getting the motivation to want to lose weight, to gain muscle, to look fit and healthy. That's what sells books and drives gym memberships. Wanting is easy. Doing is not all that hard either..at first. It's the doing every day when the difficulty starts to set in. It's getting up in the morning and going to lift weights even when you feel like crap. It's going to the gym and doing an intense cardio when it's dark, cold, and wet outside. It's walking past the donuts that somebody brought in to work that morning. It's eating portions of your favorite foods rather than eating until it's gone or you're stuffed. It's not about free days or cheat meals or any other little psychological excuse you give yourself to fail .
It's about doing what you say you are going to do all the time because you want it and you know that it will come no other way from no other person.
It's about consistency.