Saturday, May 15, 2021
There are many personal obstacles as well as outside distractions that derail us from our mission of becoming healthy and fit, and I am here to help you overcome a few.
It is difficult enough for people that like to work out to find the time, and people that want to eat healthy, stick to their regimen, imagine how tough it is for the uninformed and unmotivated.
Obstacle #1- marketing and advertising.
Everyone wants to get results the quickest way possible, doing the least amount of work, and I have said it over and over again that there is no easy way.
It takes time energy and intensity to be fit.
You will not get fit by eating some processed crap disguised as “diet food”
You won’t get abs in 8 minutes a day without a proper eating plan.
You will not get fit at home watching videos unless you follow the program with intensity and read the fine print. (It usually says “In conjunction with proper nutrition”)
So do not give in to all the fancy ads, if it says easy or quick, it is a lie.
It is hard work, but anything worth having requires hard work.
Many people fall prey to these quick-fix schemes, and when they fall short of unrealistic goals, they get discouraged and quit.
So do not start a program with unrealistic goals or expectations, and remember, there is no easy way.
At Providence Fit Body Boot Camp, we can get you results quicker than any other program on the market, however, it still requires hard work and solid nutrition to make it happen.
Obstacle #2 is peer pressure or a poor support system.
People that are jealous of your aesthetics or attempt to be fit and healthy seem to always find fault and make fun of what you are doing.
They harass you when you order healthy food, or read a label, or make a comment about working out. You always get the “we can’t all be like you” statement in condescending overtones and roll their eyes when someone compliments you.
They always have reasons why you are fit, and they are not, because they are busier or have more important things than you going on in their lives.
Fitness people all have someone like this in their lives, and I say ignore the negativity and let them rant. When you reach your goals, and they are still making excuses, you will feel a huge sense of accomplishment. They will all start asking “why” you are doing it, then they will ask “how” did you do it.
Take jealousy as a compliment and stick to your game plan. Being fit and healthy is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about, and it is a lifestyle you shouldn’t have to justify or defend.
When I hear that I am too conscious or I let fitness run my life, or I take it too far, I don’t feel the need to explain myself, nor do I have the desire to critique negative aspects of someone else’s lifestyle.
I feel that taking care of yourself is a normal, primal instinct, and feel that knowingly consuming products that are harmful of damaging to your body is not an ideal lifestyle, so know that you are doing the right thing, stay the course, and let your critics enjoy their doctor’s visit.
Obstacle #3- Eating on the go. This seems to be a health-conscious individual’s toughest challenge, but the word challenge doesn’t mean impossible. We are in a 6-week challenge now at Providence Fit Body Boot Camp and we always emphasize the word “challenge”, because living the lifestyle is a challenge.
It takes a conscious effort and a little planning but can be done.
My first preference is to find a good market. Most had eating areas (pre covid) and prepared food ready and available to grab and go.
A roasted chicken and a salad or vegetables makes a perfect lunch and usually leaves extra for later. This costs about the same as a sandwich and bag of chips and is healthier and more balanced.
There are several types of Tex-Mex chains that offer a decent meal on the go.
I suggest getting bowl-type meals with beans instead of the wrap and pile on the veggies.
Many ethnic spots offer the same type of fare with meals being available instead of the standard sandwich or greasy processed meal.
Although this isn’t as good as buying organic food and making it yourself it is an acceptable alternative.
There are many ways to be deterred from a healthy lifestyle. We live in what’s becoming the worst man-made health epidemic ever. Disease and obesity are on the rise and our food supply keeps getting worse.
Between busy lives, peer pressure, unethical marketing, and lack of knowledge, our society is one of the unhealthiest in the WORLD, and we are getting worse.
I do not write to discourage people only to motivate and educate, however, the truth needs to be told, even if it hurts.
I try to give you the tools to make the right choices and make positive gains. It’s up to you to open the toolbox.
Visit provfitbody.com and claim your 3 free workouts, so you can start your journey to a healthier you.
Committed to your health,