Doesn’t it feel like you can barely move without tripping over a fitness or weight loss hack on the internet nowadays?
We can blame the marketers, but let’s face it, they wouldn’t be publishing this stuff if there wasn’t a huge appetite for it.
Every day I’m asked about pills, gadgets, special new techniques and for the best single exercise for “stubborn fat” in various target areas.
My message can be a tough one to get across. People don’t want to hear it. They’d rather close their ears and go listen to someone who is willing to take their money and tell them what they want to hear.
I promise you, if there was a way to be healthy, strong, fit, energetic and feel amazing without having to put time or effort into it, it wouldn’t stay secret. Everyone would be doing it!
It does take effort and time. I’m sorry, I don’t make the rules, that’s just how it is. But it’s well worth both.
When people truly accept that, they’re more than halfway there.
Have you accepted it yet?
I mean really accepted it?
Do you believe without a flicker of doubt that there is NEVER going to be a pill, gadget, technique or special diet that is going to mean you don’t have to consistently keep putting effort in, for the rest of your life?
Do you understand why it’s worth it?
Not in a “this is what virtuous people do” sense of it being worth it. Worth it in the same way brushing your teeth is worth it. The trade off in return for the difference it makes to your quality of life is a no-brainer.
Once that really sinks in, enjoyment of exercise and appreciation of access to wholesome foods usually follows.
Then those “fitness hacks” and “fat loss secrets” stop catching your eye and you realise how simple it really is.
Not effort-free, but simple.
Embrace the effort and relish all the ways it shapes and changes you – inside and out, spreading into all aspects of your life and benefiting all those around you.
Paradoxically, it won’t seem such an effort when you get to this point.
And then the results will take care of themselves.