On a recent episode of My Podcast (link here), I spoke with a father of 4 regarding his fitness journey. It was interesting to talk to a guy who has every excuse not to be in the gym, yet he has found a way.
In discussing what flipped the switch in him to take action, he mentioned a Mark Twain quote, "The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read."
Basically, he knew what he needed to do... he just hadn't done it yet.
We live in an age where we can google "best workout to gain lean muscle" and our phone will spit out 1,000 solid workout programs, yet we don't move forward.
At one point my dad was 130 lbs overweight. One day he decided he was tired of it. He is not a fitness professional. He doesn't have a background in dietetics. But he knew two things: he needed to exercise and he needed to eat less.
My dad could have spent months researching or looking for a class to join but he wasted no time. He started walking and following the Adkins Diet. Over the course of two years my dad lost 130 lbs and has kept it off for 10 years.
He took action!
Moral of the story: you most likely know what you need to do in order to achieve your goals! You just have to begin.
We have a wealth of knowledge at our finger tips. We just have to decide if we are going to utilize it or if we are going to keep making excuses. Refer to my "Just Start" Blog Post!
If you are feeling self-motivated, download a lifting program (check out my gym program here) and get a membership a local gym. Go lift weights 3-5 times per week. Pair that with tracking your calories using myfitnesspal and you will see results!
Not feeling self-motivated? Join the local CrossFit box, F45, orangetheory, etc. Get some coaching and motivation there. All you have to do is show up.
You know what to do! Let's crush some goals!
PS check out my "About Me" page for more on my story!