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Posted by Barry on Oct 26, 2011

I Wish

“I Wish, I Wish, I Wish”; I hear this all the time from people when we are talking about getting into shape.  I Wish I had a six pack, I Wish I could just lose 10 pounds, I Wish I was in better shape.

It is easy to talk about what you want and to wish for things, but quite another thing to have to earn it.  What these people are saying is that they have the desire and the fantasy about getting into shape, but are not ready yet to commit and do the hard work that it takes to make that “wish come true”.  For most people it takes something to change such as seeing a picture of themselves as they are now (over weight and out of shape) to make them realize that the person they think they are (the in shape younger version of themselves from 10 or more years ago) is not the reality of today.

One thing that I have learned is to never under estimate the power of denial or the power of procrastination.  It is amazing the things that people will tell themselves such as “ I’m in pretty good shape for a 35 year old guy” or “I have three kids and you are suppose to get gain weight as you get older” or my personal favorite “ I am going to start working out tomorrow”.  The list of excuses is extensive and we have all used them at some point to try and justify the level of fitness we have gotten ourselves into.

The long and short of it is that if you “wish” you were in better shape and want to lose weight then you are going to have to commit to a nutrition and workout plan that is going to be hard, make you sore, take away your favorite junk foods, and make you feel better than you have in a long time.

Once you finally get moving in the right direction you will be on an amazing journey that will surprise and shock you more than you could have imagined.  You will discover that all that junk food that you loved so much will not only go away, but if you do eat it then it will make you nauseous as your body does not need or want it.  Those sodas that you “could not go without” will taste like acid as your body really wants water.  The thought of being strong enough to pull yourself up with just your arms multiple times like the action heroes in the movies in now a reality and something you do effortlessly.  For the first time since you were very young you look forward to the summer and putting on a bathing suit and going swimming.

All this comes when you stop “wishing” that you were in shape and decide that you can do the work, you can do the nutrition, and you can be in the best shape of your life.  So stop “wishing” and start making it happen.  It is as easy as just deciding and doing.

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