In society today it is no secret that everyone has the desire to be unique or set apart from the “average” person. For women having a big diamond is pretty and all, but it is the fact that it is rare and so few others have it that give it an exceptional and desired status. For men tickets to the Super Bowl isn’t just about getting to go to the biggest game of the year, it is the simple truth that he is in a very small percentage of people that will ever get to go to a Super Bowl. So then why does this principle not translate over into people’s fitness? I have no doubt that most everyone wants to be healthier and look better in a bathing suit, but then why not put in the work? If you want to hear the honest answer on this matter it may hurt so be sure to brace yourself because this blog may expose some ugly truths. The answer is simply that people do not want to work hard. Simple as that.
After everything that people have to do on a day to day basis whether it is work a nine to five or chasing five to nine children around the house, there is no drive to go to the gym and train. I have no doubt in my mind that a person’s intentions are good but no one ever got to be a CEO without putting in the extra work. Your fitness is no different. To be a “CEO” on your fitness and have a well oiled machine that is your body, you need to be willing to work harder and push yourself to do things that may not always be convenient.
Many who read the words in this blog will think I am just talking about getting in the gym and training 4 days a week but that is just the half of it. Like I said brace yourself, sometimes the truth isn’t what you like to hear. The other half of this equation to a healthy and well built body is your diet. I know what you’re thinking “So wait Kyle I have to train hard AND eat healthy?” In the harshest of answers to this question, DUH! What is the point of training and running your body as a high powered performance vehicle and then put low grade fuel in the gas tank? (Thank you Scott Abramouski for the car analogy) I understand all you want to do after a long day is indulge in a delectable Hostess treat, but that is the difference between your body being a company like Geo or being built Ford tough.
As I have previously stated, making healthier changes isn’t easy. You have to want to put in the work to not only improve your fitness, but your overall lifestyle as well. Not everyone will make it to the top right away; it takes time and dedication to become that CEO. So are you ready to take that extra step? Push yourself to be better than you were the day before? Here are some helpful hints to get you started. Find a nutrition blog or plan (Justin Grinnell for instance) and adhere to what they say. Do not think of these as “general guidelines” and show some personal discipline. You may be the only one that knows, but at the end of the day you will have to be your own worst critic. Another helpful hint which I have talked about in previous blog posts is to find someone to keep you accountable! The easiest way to do this is to find a work out partner. I can honestly say I would not be at the fitness level I am today if it wasn’t for all of my work out partners in the past. So take the words in this blog as a spark to get you started, and be happier with the person you look at in the mirror every day.