Having a desk job is not an excuse not to move around. In this post, I show you exactly how I still get over 10K steps, 18 floors, and over 5 miles in a day without changing my life’s schedule to fit in a workout.
What I like to say is that I’m a strong, healthy father. What I feel I am, though, is someone who can’t stick to a plan long enough to make a difference. I feel like a failure, sometimes I feel like an addict. I feel like a disappointment to my family.
Here’s what I know, though. Here are the facts:
The key to getting lean is being disciplined and consistent. The way to do this is by identifying major reasons why people quit in the first place.
Let’s go over this list and see if you can identify with any of them:
Have you ever felt guilty for not reaching a goal you set for yourself while ignoring the great progress you’d already made?
I usually love the show Extreme Weight Loss with Chris (and now Heidi Powell). I like the show because it’s not a competition. It’s purely him helping someone reach some really monstrous goals in a year. Sure, it’s unrealistic for most of us to get those results, because unlike the folks on the show, we can’t quit our jobs and basically live on a training facility.
A few weeks ago, I was really disappointed with the show. A woman made some incredible progress in each of her three phases, but she didn’t meet any of her goals. Keep in mind that her goals were like 30 lbs a month for three months, and then 10 lbs a month for three months. Some really high-order stuff going on here.
Heidi knew it was because of her food, and when she pressed, the woman confessed that she didn’t think it was really a big deal to add a half an avocado here and there to her chicken.
I almost stopped watching the show.
You get up in the morning, look in the mirror, and say ”I really need to be fit by the time I walk down the aisle for my wedding. I have to work out!” But then again, you do so many things in an entire day that you end up forgetting about sweating it out at the gym. Then you tell yourself that it’s okay. You don’t have enough time to squeeze in exercise anyway.