The subject of eating properly, and training properly may be a bit tiresome for many of you, but its something we all need to do, or life becomes less on quality and in vitality, and here’s why.
I never had a problem myself reading about, and searching for more training knowledge, in fact i had a hunger for it, and my house has a lot of it in terms of books, internet sources, and just about anything else.
The more i learn now, the more it encourages me to learn some more. I always try to look for real training knowledge, and get distressed when i see some of the stuff in some of the “fashionable” fitness magazines. That knowledge and tried and tested experience, i try to pass on to you, and if you get to know how to do things the right way, chances are that you’re going to get to your target body fat, health and fitness levels that much quicker.
The same with the eating side, how come there are endless diets out there? Do all of them really work? Are some of them playing on our insecurities? If you strip it all down and work on the principle that most of what you put in your body should be natural in its content and origin, how can you go wrong? If something has been packaged 12,000 miles away, been loaded with salt just to keep it edible, and god knows that else preservatives, is it really good for you when you eat it perhaps a couple of months later?
I personally enjoy the allure of blueberries and strawberries, nuts, and natural yoghurt, over some “low-fat” biscuits or low-fat desserts that are really loaded with sugar and chemicals your science teacher in school would have had a hard job saying! It wasn’t always that way, and i discovered this “better life” too. I do actually like ice cream and could easily eat a tub if asked, i just choose a better path now that works for me fantastically well, plus i know i would put a ton of weight on too!
Here’s a fact that i go on about a million times, what you put into your body over the next 6 months will have a direct effect on the way your body looks and feels. That is down to your teeth and fingernails even. Check it out in your medical book if you want.
Now would you really want to look like this “made over” person in 6 months time, as if you have had some transformation into the best possible version of you right now? Yes it is possible and i’ve seen so many people go through it. Is that truly exciting for you right now or not?!
It always makes me laugh when i hear the people who say it is “boring” somehow? Is it more boring moaning about life in a pub and bitching about how life has passed you by, or is it boring having a new life to look forward to, full of optimism and drive because of the way you have transformed your life in the previous 6 months?!! That is a question you have to remind yourself of from time to time.
Most people i know would get excited by looking amazingly well, being complemented on their appearance regularly, feeling full of energy all the time, and generally feeling good inside.
Confession time again, i know for a fact that i feel like garbage after i eat pizza, about an hour after actually! It tastes great while eating it, but the price of feeling bloated and horrible inside afterwards isn’t really worth it. Of course its fine to do once a week, and i always encourage that, to break to monotony sometimes, and the same with ice cream etc, having a treat is a break for the mind too, and can help you relax after a tough week. Everyone here would be a liar if they said they never had treats, or liked treats. Everyone loves a blowout from time to time, me included so i’m far from a saint myself!
I just know if i lived that life of drinking 3-4 times per week, settled for eating ready meals, processed food every day, drank pop instead of water, didn’t exercise, cooked with salt and put salt on my food, had 2-3 takeaways per week, etc etc., that life wouldn’t work out for me the way it does now.
The fact’s are that i truly owe this lifestyle heck of a lot, and i have seen the “promised land”! Like many of you, as i say, life tastes so much better when you’re living it to the full and you have a lot of great health to call on exactly when you want it. The only ones who say that this life is not possible are the ones who don’t live it themselves, and haven’t experienced how good it feels because they never had the “Stick” in them to get there, unlike many of you who are doing so well and are well on course for that place.
Let’s work hard and keep your structure and shape going, every day you’re getting better and every day is a day closer to an amazing place!