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1 – They make a plan based on a solid goal.
2 – They write practically everything down, good-bad-indifferent, they write note it all.
3 – They seek advice from people who’ve already achieved what they want.
4 – They make lifestyle & behaviour changes that best suit their goal.
5 – They ask for help when they need it.
6 – They don’t give up.
The above might seem like common sense and that’s because they are. The people who you admire for their success are doing the things that you’re not, it’s that simple.
If you want to make a body transformation or hit a specific goal you need to change your behaviour and your life so this becomes possible. You can always stay as you are, doing what you’re doing but realise that you won’t achieve anything other that what you already have.
Ask the question, take the chance, move forwards, always forwards.
Very few people like change, it’s uncomfortable, it’s hard but in the end it’s usually worth it.
It’s funny how we don’t ever take our health seriously until we get ill.
There are a lot of resources for us to check how we stand in the grand scheme of things but they’re not utilised. Blood testing is one such thing.
Here are some reasons you might want to go and get a test booked, you know, just to be sure you’re in 100% health.
1 – It will be good to see if your hormones are in the places they need to be and are in a form of balance.
2 – They can potentially catch something nasty before it develops, meaning you could have the issue already but be asymptomatic (not showing typically symptoms of the problem).
3 – Having at least one per year will allow you to see how the ravages of life and time are effecting your body, meaning you can make preventative changes to lifestyle/nutrition if they are needed.
Take your health seriously, one day you’ll miss it when it’s gone.
Do you eat as well as say you do?
If the answer is yes then chances are you have a respectable level of body fat, good overall health and and above average level of performance (if you train or play a sport that is).
If the answer is ‘yes’ but only to keep people off your back or look good to your peers then chicness are you have slightly most body fat than you’d like, your health is 100% and you’re perfjoamcne could be better. Meaning your answer is really a no.
One thing to understand with nutrition is that it’s okay not to be perfect, you an have the things you like so long as you’re not eating them excessively/putting yourself in a large caloric surplus (unless that’s your goal, then knock yourself out).
People will lie to look good, however they’re not fooling anyone, not really. They don’t even fool themselves.
If you struggle or have always struggled with nutrition then as from some help.
Here are a couple of tips to help you along your journey, if you want more, just ask for them.
1 – Change your environment.
You have control, you have the power to choose, take responsibility and do what is right.
2 – Don’t follow the crowd.
Just because the crowd is going one way it doesn’t mean you have to as well. Do some research, make an informed decision, remember that you’re in control.
3 – Set yourself up for success.
Set small practical goals that you can achieve that will create a positive mindset for progress and success, for example, start by reducing your portion size by eat off of smaller plates. A large plate will call to be filled, why not fill a smaller plate, you’ll eat less overall calories and still feel as satisfied.
The main message is to remember how you look, feel and perform is all down to you. Do everything in your power to be the best you can be, if it’s not in your power then get help.
“Progress is steeped in a mastery of the basics.”
Let’s face it, it’s true not matter which way you cut it.
Here, an example for you:
When you were born did you have the ability to walk straight away?
No, no you didn’t. You first had to master gaining conscious control and awareness of your limbs instead of look at your foot and thinking “What is this, can I eat it?” before sticking it in your mouth as babies do.
Next up was perhaps rolling over and pushing yourself off the floor, swiftly followed by flailing all your limbs around like a fish stranded on dry land, then on to sitting up by yourself along with other various nuances. Eventually that combination gave you the skill required to crawl.
After getting used to crawling around you start to grab on to anything to lift yourself up and stand, not long after this with some unsteady first steps where you fall down, then you get back up and try again, you keep trying, never giving up – funny how the only thing you lose as you age is the desire not to give up, ironic really, what helps you survive as a child is the very thing you hide from as an adult; effort and preserving at a given task until you succeed.
Could you imagine if babies had the attitude of most adults? They would never walk, ever.
Eventually, after many a failed attempt, SUCCESS!
You can now walk and from that day you were unstoppable, except for doors and other such baby restricting implements.
The point is this, without mastering the basics as a child you’d not be walking now, the same goes for achieving results in the way of fitness, health and aesthetics. You must first master the basics of nutrition and weight lifting form, you must also have the enthusiasm and determination of a child striving to walk. If you have those 4 elements then you’ll find you leave plenty of people in the dust with the outstanding results you achieve.
Just remember, once upon a time you didn’t give up, you didn’t let yourself get defeated or fall victim to the thought of “I can’t do it” you simply mastered the basics and kept going, if you approach you life with this attitude you will find it’s a far more successful one and by logic a happier one too.
Today you’ll find a short post that has two irrefutable truths that no matter how much you’d like to believe don’t apply to you, they do.
1 – Energy balance is responsible for weight maintenance – a sportive balance means weight gain, a negative one means weigh loss.
2 – The body needs certain amounts of vitamins and minerals to perform daily functions, biochemical reactions and not die.
If you think these don’t apply to you because you are a truly unique individual then you should donate your body to medical science immediately because you’re either a genetic abnormality or the next wave of human evolution.
Don’t agree with this?
Here are some resources for you to educate yourself with: