You Can’t Out-Train A Bad Diet, But Exercise Sure Does Help
It’s not easy to lose weight. There are many factors involved such as genetics, activity level, and other habits you may have. However, there is one thing that will definitely make it easier: exercising regularly!
If you’re like most people, your body doesn’t want to give up its favorite past time (eating) just because you’ve decided to get fit.
So how do you motivate yourself to work out?
Well, you could try to convince yourself that exercise is good for your health and helps maintain a slim figure. Or maybe you could go on TV or read some magazines and see all the inspiring pictures of people doing their best at their chosen activities. Well, neither of those approaches really works very well.
Because even though you might think exercise is good for your health, it isn’t necessarily true.
And why would it be?
Exercise is only beneficial when done properly.
Exercise Is Only Beneficial When Done Properly
The problem with both of these methods is that they aren’t exactly accurate. They don’t take into account all the factors that influence our bodies differently and therefore affect our results in different ways.
What do I mean?
Well, let’s take the first method for example.
Telling yourself that exercise is good for your health doesn’t always ring true. If you only have a mild illness, exercising will make you feel much better. But if you’re suffering from something more serious like a cold or the flu, you’re probably going to feel just as rotten after working out as you did before.
This is because your body is focusing on healing itself rather than toning up. In fact, in this case, exercise could actually delay your recovery time.
The same can be said for injury. If you’re suffering from a pulled muscle, you might be tempted to keep exercising in the hopes that it will make you feel better. The opposite is true and you’ll probably make the injury much worse.
This is because your body is now focusing on fixing your muscles rather than building them up.
Now, what about the second method?
Well, this one is a little better. At least it’s telling you to exercise and giving you a reason why. And that reason is usually focused on looking better or being slimmer. In fact, this is the reason most people give for exercising.
But here’s the thing: even if this is your main motivator, does it really give you that much of an advantage?
Exercise Is Only Beneficial When You Make It That Way
Think about it.
If the main reason you’re exercising is to be slimmer, how do you know that you will?
Many people start out with the best of intentions when they begin their fitness routine. But, over time, they realize that it takes more time and effort than they thought as well as a strict diet. Because of this, they give up before they see any real results.
The truth is, most people who go to the gym regularly and exercise regularly don’t do it for purely aesthetic reasons. They have other reasons such as clearing their mind, increasing their energy levels and even socializing with others. The only time they think about looking better is when they catch a glimpse of themselves in the mirror.
Even then, it’s usually not something they obsess over.
The same can be said for eating right. Most people who eat healthy don’t do it to lose weight or to be slimmer. They do it because they believe the food is better for them and makes them feel better overall.
In fact, most people don’t go around checking themselves every hour to see if they’re losing weight. They just go about their day enjoying the fact that they feel better than they did before.
So, in a nutshell, even if you made working out and eating right your main goal, it still wouldn’t ring true for you. It’s not something you care about unless it directly effects you.
What Does This All Mean To You?
This means that, in order for you to change your lifestyle, you need to make a change that directly effects you. There needs to be motivation behind it. It needs to be something that you care about.
The good news is you already have a reason and you just may not be aware of it yet. Everyone has at least one thing in their life that they don’t want to let get away from them. Something that they don’t want to lose and are willing to do what it takes to keep.
For some, it’s their family. For others, it’s their job or even their home.
Whatever it is, you need to take a long, hard look at your current situation and determine what it is you’re currently doing to destroy this part of your life.
Is it your health? Or is it your job?
Perhaps it’s a relationship with a loved one.
Most people fail to realize that they’re the common denominator in all their problems. Instead, they tend to blame external factors such as their job or their family or even the economy. While these things may be affecting you, the main issue is YOU.
Until you take a good, hard look in the mirror, you’re never going to get better. It doesn’t matter if you try one of the fad diets out there or go to the gym everyday. None of that is going to help you permanently unless you change the way you think.
What Are You Waiting For?
If you’re ready to take that first step in changing your life, all you need to do is buy my book, “Mind Over Muscle: Unlock Your True Potential” by clicking here.
Remember, your body will never change if your mind doesn’t want it to. All the dieting and exercise in the world isn’t going to help you if you’re not mentally prepared to do what it takes.
Make a change in your life TODAY. You won’t be disappointed you did.
Yours in Fitness,
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Remember, Jake Bass Fitness is always here for you. If after reading this you still aren’t sure of what you need to do, feel free to contact me anytime. It’ll be my pleasure to help you on your fitness journey in any way that I can.
To your success,
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