Are you Reactive or Proactive?
When it comes to training people tend to be Reactive I’m sorry to say. It often takes years of a caloric surplus, gentle comments about said persons appearance and the eventual straw that breaks the camels back which comes in the form of a look & comment they receive after they’ve bumped in to a face from the past, it goes something like this:
*Eyes Widen… “Oh Hey. How are you? You’re looking… Well.”
If you ever get to witness one of these encounters you will be able to hear the snap as they suffer deep realisation that perhaps they’ve put on a few lbs. This then leads them to rush to the gym, train 2 hours per day, 6 days per week and eat tuna salad 3 times per day because that’s obviously how we lose weight. Not to mention develop a negative psychological connotation with fitness, nutrition and our own identity.
After the initial knee jerk reaction people will find a balance in the end. However, it is a well known fact that prevention is better than cure, thus proaction is better than reaction. Take a look at not only your life but that of those around you and assess what is happening and why with an objective view point, by doing this you will be able to make a comparison to your own life and what place you’re currently in, along with what path you may potentially end up taking.
Acting in a proactive fashion will not only benefit your health but also your mental wellbeing as well. Apply this thought process to fitness, nutrition, mental health and life and you’ll save yourself a lot of hassle down the road.