Your Perspective of Fitness is Warped

Fact: Most people have a warped perspective when it comes to getting in better shape. Everyone wants the results yesterday. This need and desire for quick fix results can lead you down a deep, dark rabbit hole that leaves you spinning your wheels and getting nowhere.

“Lose 10 pounds of fat in 7 days!”

“I gained 15 pounds of muscle in 10 days. Click here to find out more!”

 Advertisements such as these are all over the internet. I’ve tried them, you’ve tried them and you know somebody else that has tried them.

We all know that in today’s world this type of marketing sells. It’s bold. It sounds like a fast solution. It appeals to people. It sounds too good to be true. You get lured in by ridiculous claims that promise to help you achieve your goals in record time.

The big problem with these advertisements is that they set you up for failure. You go into them with unrealistic expectations and expect to get the kind of results that others work really fucking hard for. It’s Millenial thinking.

You can’t expect to get unbelievable results without putting in an unbelievable amount of commitment and dedication. That’s just how life works.

I want you to consider my results. On July 24th 2013 I weighed in at 172pounds with 9% body fat. As of right now I am sitting at 190 pounds with 11% body fat. That’s roughly 18 pounds gained with only a small amount of body fat over a two and a half year period.

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Sure, it might not sound like a lot but the differences are huge and those results have come from patience, work and consistency.

Nothing, I repeat nothing, is going to change overnight. You have to work at it and yes, along the way you will have to make some sacrifices to get to where you want to be. That’s the same for everything in life.

Could I have got results quicker? Most definitely. Would I have enjoyed the process as much? Not a chance. I took my time and stuck at it. Looking for that magic pill won’t get you to your goal quicker. If anything it will slow you down.

Here’s what you need to hear:

It may take you 6 months to transform your body. It may take you 12 months. Shit. It may take you 2 years.

But consider this….

You are on this planet for potentially 80 plus years. That’s a long time. Is 6 months – 2 years really that long a time to spend developing good lifestyle habits and building a better body?

No. No it isn’t. So do yourself a favour. Quit looking for the magic pill. Stop looking for 6-8 quick fixes. Be patient. Put in some time and work for it.

Perspective. It’s a wonderful thing when used correctly.

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