Let’s be honest here… being ripped is kind of badass, it feels amazing, and it is a massive boost to one’s confidence. I know, I’ve been slightly ripped before.
However, it is a lifestyle that not everyone participates in so unless you surround yourself with like-minded humans leading parallel lifestyles, your newfound badassness will likely fall by the wayside. Not everyone can stick to their guns for the sake of their guns and unless you are genetically blessed, you need to completely change your life in order to sustain a ripped physique.
First and foremost it is imperative to clarify the following; “Fit” is not an adjective—”Fit” is a verb
How you look is not an indication of how fit you are and how “fit” you are is pretty subjective.
It’s highly unlikely that a 300lb Strongman would be able to run a 5-minute mile, nor will a 160lb Ironman be able to pull a 900lb deadlift. Both of said athletes eat in very different ways—neither of which are conducive to weight-loss or translate as “healthy” for most normal(ish) folk. They eat to fuel their bodies in order to perform better at very specific sports.
If your life looks more like desk surfing, baby (or fur-baby) chasing, and domestic duties, you likely don’t have a need to train or eat the way most athletes do.
What most people need is much more simple (not to be confused with easy) and way less sexy than what we are accustomed to seeing on YouTube, TV, blog posts, Facebook, Instagram, and a million other force-fed advertisements. When you shift your focus from flashy, badass and “sexy” to health, wellness, self-preservation, and balance, you arrive at something way more sustainable and realistic. Self-preservation is a different kind of badass—it’s less about aesthetics and ego and more about being humble, happy and healthy.
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Many of us go through life with the mindset of “when I achieve this, everything will be ok” or “when I have this, I will be happy”…” when I lose 20lbs I will feel good”.
The fact of the matter is, sometimes life and its circumstances can be pretty lackluster. We spent a lot of time in the mud, and that’s how it goes. But regardless of one’s circumstances, it is possible to grow, shine and even THRIVE in the midst of the most unfavorable situations.
It’s all about your perspective! If you are stuck in the mud, it’s time to rise up and bloom!
Willingness is the Key to Growth and Accountability is the Key Success of any kind!
So often we embark upon a new journey wholeheartedly…in the beginning. Then life happens, and just like muscle memory, we revert to old coping strategies and fall right back into all the self-defeating behaviors we were trying to break free from in the first place.
The downward spiral may begin with a missed appointment…
First, you “forget” an appointment or you skip one because “you’re too busy” or “something’s come up”. Then you begin mentally composing a list of reasons why this just isn’t a good time to invest the time and finances into self-improvement. Before you know it, that inner dialog gets the best of you and another year or two passes again before you are inspired or motivated to change.
With enough half-attempts under one’s belt with no successful outcomes or achievements, we can go our entire lives feeling stuck. Decades pass us by, and somehow we simply forget what we want in life.
It’s easy to go through the motions and skip through life merely existing.
Isn’t it time to commit to living life to the fullest?!
The best way to hold yourself accountable is to begin eliminating excuses and make the commitment straight out of the gate. Change is hard, and right before the magic happens, it usually gets much harder. Coaching packages help you commit before the bumps in the road begin to discourage you—so you are more motivated to stay on course, reach higher ground and grow in ways you never imagined were possible.
Coach This Life offers several packages to help you to commit to achieving your goals.