When my friends and relatives see me, they will always say: “you’re so lucky you are thin and can eat whatever you want. I say: ” I eat healthy food all the time, that is why I’m not fat.
Friends: ” oh, well you are sooooooooo lucky that you like you like that stuff because we don’t like it at all.. ha ha ,. We only like all the food that isn’t healthy..ha ha ha.. We 'crave’ it all the time.
Oh yeah, that’s right..it is so LUCKY that I love to eat plain nasty old tuna out of can for some meals while you are stuffing down a delicious pepperoni pizza with extra crust and washing it down with a few vodka tonics.. there is no way I would crave eating that scrumptious meal, bring on the smelly plain cold tuna instead because I just LOVE that boring gross tuna over the amazing smell and taste of a hot fresh extra cheesy pizza. I mean come on, get a serious grip, who in the hell wouldn’t like the pizza over the tuna,: maybe there are some: but that is strange. The point is that the pizza won’t help me reach my goals, so I’ll take the tuna instead and I won’t complain about it because that is my choice… but it is certainly not my preference, because I am indeed ‘craving’ the pizza just like you.. If you don’t care about being in shape, it is all good and we are all different..not a problem ever,.. everyone has different goals and priorities but please don’t call me lucky for making daily sacrifices you are not making.
(This rant came about long ago in 2006 after I realized that most people assumed I ate healthy food because I preferred the taste of it over the pizza type junky food lol.. nope.. I'm just making good choices and staying healthy)
Are you trying to find the 'right fat burner' that will give you a fit body tomorrow while you are still enjoying your cakes, cookies, ice cream and pizza?
Are you looking for the 'right exercise' that will make a certain body part look perfect after just one session?
Are you not even concerned with exercising or eating right, and just looking for a magical potion, book or scheme to lose weight and be fit?
Are you over analyzing diet fads for months (analysis paralysis) or thinking there is some secret you don't know about? Or maybe you've been eating right for an entire 3 days and you are wondering wtf, where are the results? In most cases of over analyzing.. the problem is not the plan.. it's YOU! You are not sticking with it or eating lots of crap in addition and thinking it won't matter.. thinking 'what difference will a little cookie, pizza or glass of wine make?' and you are sabotaging results.
Are you debating if you need to do your workout at a certain time and contemplating 10 different routines.. Or maybe try over analyzing whether you should do weights first or cardio first? And once you figure out the right answer you will be in top shape after one session?
If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, you are searching for magic and probably won't reach your goals until you get real about being consistent, dedicated, and hard working all the time to reach your fitness goals over a long period of time, not 2 days. You will not see any muscle tone or have that 'toned' look unless you lower your bodyfat by eating right. It is a slow process. And if you aren't consistent, forget about seeing results. Busting your ass is the magic!!
Most problems happen when people are looking for a scheme to eat all the food they love and also have the best looking body possible. It comes down to a choice. I know if I were eating the crappy foods I love everyday ( potato chips and cheesecake) I would not be in good shape.
If you want to see any magic happen, stop eating crap for a few weeks and you'll be amazed.
Advice for Success
1. When you don't feel like doing your workout, do it anyway. You'll feel better afterwards.
2. When you feel like eating pizza for dinner, eat grilled chicken instead, you will survive. You'll feel great about your choice the next day.
3. Keep doing the above every week consistently. Consistency is KEY.
You can keep searching, hoping and praying there is magical potion, scheme, or pill to get you where you want to be, but you'll just keep spinning your wheels. You already know what you need to do,... step away from the crap and you won't be wondering where your results are because you will see them for yourself.
Why is this article here? Because over the past 25 years while I've been struggling each week to squeeze in my workouts on a regular basis, and say no thank you to all the junk food that is offered to me each day... I have seen many people around me try every scheme possible, (anything but eating right and exercising) from pills to crazy diet plans, teas.. etc..
Progress takes time and only happens when you are consistent, so don't give up. Everybody knows at least one magic seeker :)