Have you ever wondered why we seem to have such a hard time losing weight and staying fit despite all the knowledge and technology we have?
Why for example, do over 80% of the people who lose weight gain it all back within two years?
I contend it's because they have reduced the conflict that caused them to start the diet in the first place. Once the feeling of conflict is reduced, our incentive to continue taking action declines as well.
So how do we keep doing the things we already know we should do in order to enjoy optimal health and fitness throughout our lives?
My answer is two fold.
First we need to create a Fitness Vision. A vision of exactly how our lives will be better when our fitness is better.
If we are healthier and our fitness is higher, we will have more energy, more self confidence, we'll look better and we'll have a more positive outlook on life in general.
So ask yourself, if all these aspects of your life improved:
What do you want to do that you don't do now?
Where would you travel?
What have you always wanted to create?
What would you contribute to others?
When you have answers to these questions, you will be well on your way to creating your personal Fitness Vision. A vision that's so important to you that you'll feel compelled to take action consistently and continuously to realize it.
The second thing I believe we need to do is simplify our approach to nutrition and exercise.
You don't need any special food to get fit. You don't need to count calories or points or anything else. Your body will do it for you, naturally.
You don't need a fancy gym to get in shape. You don't need the latest fitness gadget. In fact you don't need any gadgets at all!
You do need to challenge your body in a strategic way that fits your goals.
You also need to learn about recovery. In fact most people would realize far better results by spending less time training, if they train strategically.
Pursue what you truly want. Not what you think you can achieve.
Create a masterpiece of your life and pursue it relentlessly.
Eat simply and exercise strategically.
Repeat it every day. Because it's your birthright to be lean, fit, healthy and energetic.