You will have to make sacrifices, i.e. time, food, Netflix marathons, money, etc. Unlike trying to fly a space ship to Mars if you are looking to lose fat, add muscle, get in better shape, or eat better your biggest obstacle is going to be you. So you have to hustle harder than your inner negativity. Hustle so hard that you leave the negativity in the past. If you can hustle and make this a real commitment for 6 months and give it the majority of your attention, you can turn your life around completely.
The young 24-year-old kid in this photo was stuck in a fixed mindset. I felt that I needed to prove, in numerous different ways, that I was good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, I wanted people to like me! I remember thinking that I could never do things or accomplish certain goals. I thought I was predetermined to be the “fuck up” for the rest of my life. Plans were hatched but in the back of my mind, I knew they were only empty words. That little voice climbed in and said, “you aren’t going to do this, and you know it so stay here.” I had a “never can” or “never could” mentality.
Micromanaging every aspect of life and diet and meal preperation can very quickly lead your attention to be scattered. Once you become flustered its easier to make quick and careless decisions.
Save enormous amounts of time every week and apply the concept of “hotkeys” to your diet for easy fat loss success. That’s right, MACRO YOUR MACROS!
Successful people tend to attribute their accomplishments to certain “rules” or guidelines that live by. These can be rules for behavior in the workplace, rules for interactions with clients or rules for how they approach challenging situations.
Truth is, when you commit to an active health-conscious lifestyle, it will be full of successes and failures. For a while, you will hit PR (personal record) after PR. You will passionately stick to your diet counting every macro or calorie. On the weekend,s you will limit yourself to one or two drinks, and you may even see lots of weight dropping off the scale!
Football is over. Take at least an hour or so on Sunday preparing your meals for the week. You will appreciate that extra time in the mornings, the cha-ching of savings, and of course the reduction in stress.