Monday, June 13, 2011
Do you want to be "in shape"? Fit? Thin? Lean? Strong? Healthy? What do you think it takes? Do you think some people are born with these things? If you do then who do you know that does absolutely nothing and still they seem to be healthy, fit, thin, and strong? How old are they? Even if you do think you know someone who was born this way, I'll bet if you follow them around and eat what they eat, and do what they do you may find out that it isn't a "cradle gift".
Personally, even if I knew someone I thought health and fitness was simply given, I still wouldn't trade it with what I've done for myself, and what I continue to do every day. Sure someone may look healthy becasuse they are thin, but I've been around strong, fit and healthy people and let me tell you, they earn it....and it shows!
It amazes me how many people think that there's some magic answer, or should I say "easy" answer....or should I say "easier" answer, because there is an answer....it starts with eating right and exercising....and it's as easy as you make it. There's no conspiracy keeping anyone fat and/or out of shape, they're doing a fine job of that on they're own.
Don't think it's not fair that you have to put some effort into being or staying in shape. What I don't think is fair is that anyone would think they could have what I have without the same effort and commitment. When it comes to better health and fitness it's available to everyone, and the beauty of it is that no one can just buy it....but it's here for the taking! If that's not fair then I don't know what is.
Picture above shows an example of what years of consistent training can do! The picture at bottom was taken in November 2005 142lb, 11 months after weighing 250lbs. Although I weigh about 5 lbs less in the above picture, I'm 6 years older but much more muscular and way, way more fit! (check out those thick biceps! cool!)