If you don’t have the body you desire right now … then clearly you don’t want it bad enough.
Clearly you’re not dedicated or committed.
I made the mistake of scrolling IG yesterday and came across 3 different posts that basically said the same thing …
“If you want to look like me … you simply need to want it bad enough and stay committed.”
And of course the picture showed them at their absolute leanest.
Getting shredded isn’t easy … or healthy.
First of all, kudos to them for getting so shredded. It’s not easy.
But you know what else it’s not??
And you know what that message is not??
In fact, I’d say it probably hurts more people than helps.
Reason being … sustainable behavior change is hard enough.
Living a healthy lifestyle takes time and patience.
It does NOT take perfection.
It also does NOT include being absolutely shredded.
Very low levels of body fat is the opposite of health.
It also sets unrealistic expectations to the consumer.
You mean … if I’m simply committed then I can be 5% body fat?!
I mean, technically, you could … but do you actually want that?
It depends on what you’re committed to.
Are you committed to stepping on stage and competing in a physique show?
If so, then sure … go for it.
But can we also talk about the sacrifices?
Like … having to strictly diet. Being hungry all the time. Having no energy. Having no sex drive. Having no social life. And having everything revolve around food and exercise.
Sounds like a hoot.
What are you dedicated and committed to?
What if you’re dedicated and committed to family dinners?
What if you’re dedicated and committed to improving your relationship with food?
What if you’re dedicated and committed to having balance in your life?
What if you’re dedicated and committed to stop the obsession and stress around food?
What if you’re dedicated and committed to health and longevity?
Why are we associating dedication and commitment to the leanest version of yourself?
I don’t get it.
If something isn’t moving you closer to what you want, it’s not worth doing.
It’s easy to scroll social media and feel bad about yourself.
Trust me when I say that the people who are posting shots of themselves looking absolutely shredded and telling you that all you need to do is want it badly enough are not telling you the full story.
Yes, you can accomplish anything you desire.
But it’s important to know the trade-offs and sacrifices.
In all likelihood, it’s not worth it.
I can tell you from experience …
Every time I’ve been my leanest, I’ve also been the most miserable.
Don’t lose sight of what matters. Of what’s truly important to you.
Consider … is this moving me closer to what I actually want or further away?
If it’s not moving you closer, it’s not worth doing.