Just about everyone wants to lose weight, but most people crash and fail and live a fat life with people cringing at them in the grocery store. Honestly, I used to live the same way until I found the woman that showed me what was really holding me back. I was floored to find out that the things that were holding me back were the biggest pieces to my motivation.
- Abs are made in the kitchen.
Abs are made in the same place that pot bellies are made – the kitchen. You can get on a treadmill and run until people start making Forest Gump jokes, but if you go to McDonalds after your workout then you will get yourself nowhere. I cannot stress enough that what you put into your body is crucial to your success. Not only do you have to burn more calories than you consume to lose weight, but you must limit the amount of processed foods and High Fructose Corn Syrup that you will put into your body. Consuming those things literally breakdown your intelligence and willpower, replace that soda with water or green tea and that taco with a salad and people will notice on that first week alone.
- You’re not being judged in the gym.
The second truth is that people think they’re being judged their first few times in the gym. When it comes down to it, we’re all humans just like you. Men and women in the gym aren’t all meatheads. If you have a good attitude, you’ll be surprised who’s ready to help you. We don’t care where you’re at; we only care where you’re going. When you step into the gym, you’re family.
- You should lift weights.
This is my favorite to tell ladies: lift weights. For the women that are afraid of becoming an Amazon, you were fed a lie. Men and women both benefit from lifting weights. It actually strengthens your bones, and when you’re burning calories with the exercises, you’re losing the fat while building muscle. Women can get the toned arms to make all their girlfriends jealous, and men can get the muscle to make all the women swoon. All you need is the proper form and to know your limits.
- We all have different recipes.
The fourth truth is the one that made me shake my head at myself the most. Now don’t delude yourself into thinking there aren’t general rules, but this one is obvious. We can’t all fit the same size suits and dresses, why would we think that one diet or one workout plan could get us all to the same destination? We all have different bodies with different needs. A big secret to business and fitness is to find the things that work for you, and double-down on them.
- Progress, not perfection.
The last truth to unraveling the secret to weight-loss is that most people and maybe even you are sprinting, when you should be running a marathon. There are so many people out there that make their resolution and go into the extreme of changing too much in one day. You need to focus on first things first; otherwise your pantry will be filled with the crap that got you there in the first place. Take things slowly and move at your own pace, then steadily ramp up your progress. He who takes his first step into the gym and tries to lift 300lbs is a man that hath left common sense at the door. That’s the first of the Ten Commandments of Health.
These are the biggest truths to getting the body that you want. But you can want all you want; you won’t get your dream body unless you deserve it too—and I think you deserve it. Just because you read through this entire article and learned the secrets, you just showed yourself that you’re willing to walk the road less traveled. And for that, I’m offering the first ten people to sign-up to the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet at a major discount. This is a program for both those young and those who want to be young again. Good luck on being the lucky few to score the discount.