You are here because you have evaluated your situation and realize that you are not where you want to be. Maybe you looked in the mirror and see something that shouldn’t be. Maybe you are always feeling sluggish and just want to develop an all-around healthy lifestyle. Maybe you are trying to get ripped and build a body that looks good on the beach. Whatever your reasoning, it is awesome that you have decided to make a constructive change in your life.
It takes a certain type of person to understand that they aren’t where they want to be, and then take action to put a new, better life into place. Working out and living healthy needs to be a lifestyle switch. Fad diets and workouts aren’t going to give you long term success. They can be affective at the start, but you will quickly fizzle out once you see that they aren’t a magic pill.
By taking the “lifestyle approach,” you will learn to enjoy the process. At the end of the day, if you are doing things that you don’t want to do, you are going to be miserable. Furthermore, you will never reach the highest levels of your potential that require passion and beautiful execution. The lifestyle approach is about seamlessly bringing together the things that contribute to your daily improvement. You will learn to wake up each day refreshed and excited for what is to come. It is an awesome switch that can drastically alter your life for the better.
Let me say one thing though: I don’t believe in being realistic. There is no sense in it. Whatever you decide to do, just go do it. Too many people are playing their second choice in lift. Just look around at the people in your life and you will instantly recognize that what I am spitting is the hot truth. When you get into lifting, do not ever cap yourself to a ceiling of what you may or may not be able to accomplish given your genetics and ability.
Where you have been in the past does not define where you are going now or the potential that you have. Do you really wake up every morning, look at yourself in the mirror, and think “man, I sure am happy with not taking charge of my life and doing what I really want to do.” If that’s you, go ahead and exit out of this site as fast as you possibly can. You aren’t going to make it buddy.
Are you content with where you are at in your life? If the answer is a true and resounding “yes,” you have already won. There is literally nothing that I can offer to you. You have won the game of life. That means that you wake up every single day fulfilled with the knowledge that you are on the right path and doing exactly what you need to do. However, I assume that isn’t you. That’s okay. It’s not me either.
Every day that I wake up, I make a point to work harder than the day before. I do this because I know that what I achieve in life will be ultimately dependent on the action that I personally take. No one is going to show up at my apartment every morning, wake me up, dress me, and hold my hand throughout the day while they tell me what needs to be done. That is nonsense. The path is laid out before you. All you have to do is start taking action. That’s it.
Take the time to truly evaluate where you are and take inventory. Just know that if you cap yourself before you even begin, you will never truly understand what you are capable of. My former self would never recognize the person that I have become today. I would be absolutely shocked to look at myself. The same is absolutely true for you as well. You have so much untapped potential in you. You have absolutely no clue how much you can accomplish with a little bit of hard work and consistency. Your life is going to pass you by anyways. Why not put in the effort now and be 1,000 steps ahead of where you are now in a year? This is too much for a lot of people, but that is okay because you aren’t those people and you know that you need to do everything in your waking power to reach your goals.