Raise your hand if you’ve ever thought… “I wish there was just a pill or gadget that would instantly make me fit.” I think we all have at some point.
In the first “Matrix” movie with Keanu Reeves, there’s a scene where he gets plugged into a machine that downloads an entire lifetime of martial arts knowledge into his brain.
Wouldn’t that be cool? You get to bypass the years of blood, sweat, and tears of actual training, and you just know what you’re doing. (And somehow your body is ready for all the new movements and positions that it’s never done before… but let’s not get bogged down in the details.)
Maybe someday that will be an option, but for now… we’ve got to put in the work.
So now that you’ve (I know… reluctantly) come to the realization that magic isn’t the answer, how do you go about getting sustainable results?
Option 1: Crash diet, two months of keto, work out 5 days a week like you’ve just made your New Year’s resolution, get some results, buy expensive exercise gear that gets boring after two weeks, burn out… and then three months down the road, you’re right back where you started.
Option 2: Start slow and form good habits. Get help from someone who can guide you through the process. Add exercise into your life in a way that still allows you to have a life and fulfill your work and family obligations. Make a plan for the obstacles that you WILL encounter along the way.
Make gradual changes to your nutrition. Eat according to your likes and dislikes, not someone else’s meal plan – but use your knowledge of effective nutrition to make good choices.
Make gradual, consistent progress, and then a year down the road you realize you’re a different person, with different habits, more self-confidence, skills, strength, and fitness. Oh, and you’re still motivated to keep doing what you’re doing because you’ve got a community of like-minded people who’ve got your back.
I don’t need to tell you that Option 2 is where it’s at. Yeah, it’s hard work and it takes time. But we’re human beings, not machines. We need to build and create and practice – we can’t just download results.
This is why we go through the process of getting to know you and asking questions before you enter our coaching programs. We might be working together with you for one year, two years, or five years. We’re not in the quick-fix game, we’re in the lifestyle game.
Reach out to us if you’re ready to move from a quick-fix to a new lifestyle.