Tons of people struggle to see results. They just don’t seem capable of adopting a healthy lifestyle. But, why? Does everyone just have the same unfortunate genetics? Here is what no one wants to talk about: Those who never see results often have a habit of thinking a certain way. And this thinking allows them to continue being out of shape. They make excuses, blame others, and let themselves off the hook. It’s time to address the issues so people can face reality and hopefully move in a healthier direction. If you relate to any of these descriptions, a reality check is coming.
You’ll know that one of these is you if it hurts to read it.
The guy that seems to always be injured.
They never start because he’s milking the same injury he got a decade ago. Of course injuries do happen and the road to recovery is an individual thing but that’s still no excuse to sit on the couch. Research consistently shows, exercising is beneficial for working around and rehabbing injuries/pain. Not only can you exercise while injured you can still get great results. Ask anybody who’s gotten very lean and put on some muscle. I guarantee you they had to work around a few injuries. We all have injuries and mishaps. Yours isn’t special. Outside of some severe exceptions anyone can find pain free exercises for each body part. Even in the worst-case scenarios you can still train other muscles while letting your injury heal. Stop convincing everyone, including yourself, that you’re too broken to even curl a dumbbell or do a bodyweight glute bridge. You’re not.
The guy who promises to start his regimen after his big event.
He promises to start working out and eating healthy after a specific event. He might even start on Monday. He’s always waiting until after work settles down, after the holidays, after his brother’s birthday weekend, after his wedding, after his sister’s baby shower, etc. The list goes on and on for years. The truth is life never gets less busy. New people will enter your life next month. Another event will always be on the horizon. Responsibilities will accumulate every week. There will always be another event or season quickly approaching. Thinking your schedule gets freer as you progress through life is like thinking your hair grows thicker as you approach 60 years old. Instead put aside a few hours each week to train and have healthy food readily available. These designated hours are precious and you must fight for them to stay on track. It sounds extreme but so is procrastinating for decades.
The picky eater.
The picky eater consumes an excessively hyper caloric diet because he can’t handle the thought of swallowing something green. He complains more about nutrition than a group of entitled 4th graders. He may even say things like “water is so bland id rather have a tea from Starbucks.” Or “I only like two fruits and one vegetable and the rest taste like garbage.” It is all perspective; “Fit” people can appreciate the exact same foods you do. They salivate over the smell of wings, fries, and donuts. We don’t think turkey bacon is as good as regular bacon but they eat the way they eat because their fitness goals are a priority and are more important than a quick dopamine response from a jelly-filled donuts.
The obstacle seeker.
The obstacle searcher doesn’t train or eat healthy because no solution is good enough for them. They’d rather search for obstacles than accept a solution and put in the work. They will often complain about not having enough time to exercise. If you suggest they train on the weekends they’ll say that’s family time. If you suggest they train after work they’ll say they’re too tired. If you suggest they train before work, they’ll say they’re not a morning person. The same goes with dieting. They’ll say they want a simple diet. If you show them how to go low carb they’ll say they love carbs too much. If you show them low fat diets they’ll then say they love fat too much. You might suggest eating a balanced diet while sticking to whole foods to ensure a deficit and they’ll call you crazy and say they can’t live without their cake. Finally, you suggest they track macros so they can still fit cake into their diet while losing weigh but they’ll still complain about having to track. The cycle never ends and always searching for that obstacle to avoid the fact that they are unwilling to make any sort of compromise and be discipline.
Stop making the excuses and achieve the results you want. People get offended now a days when you ask them “what is your excuse?” and typically you fall into the categories above if you get easily offended by that question. It comes down to taking ownership of your own health and fitness goals and making them a priority if you are serious about changing.
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