Imagine what you can do if you put fitness first ?
Like famous actors and actresses who become SUPER shape for their movies. What does it take to get there ? Focus on healthy food, several hours to sleep and exercise, right ?
You could look like King Leonidas in 300 or Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games ? Do you still confuse about Chirs Evans in Captain America ?
It’s fun to think about « what would happen if ». What you would be able to do if you put your training and your nutrition before everything else ?
Most people have an answer to this question: « I would like to have the best physique of my life but this is not possible because … »
a wife / husband / girlfriend / boyfriend / OS
Children / pets / dragons
Friends / obligations, etc.
You can ask anyone and they’ll give you a reason why fitness can’t come first. They’re too busy ! But busy doing what ?
Since I put my physical condition before any other aspectes of my life (at first it was boring), I accomplished much more things in all domains of my life.
It’s like my mind was opened as Neo in The Matrix !
Let’s go ?
Fitness should be in terms of months and years, not days and weeks. I learned that a friend personal trainer. Most fitness programs are based on 90 or 30 days. I stopped to think about short-term programs and I was interested in long term. Now I know I would have a better physique in end 2016, 2017, etc and results are sustainable.
Have slow and steady results. Being injured is a huge brake ! At first I lifted too heavy and I didn’t stretch me enough. The consequence ? I needed to take 1 month off because of my pain and I lost what I had gained. If you’re looking to improve every week, it’s better to have about 50 weeks of small progressives improvements than big improvements that will cause you injuries Go slowly and let your ego in the locker room. Remind yourself that you are in the gym to develop your strength, not for show.
Put your faith in the process. I stopped worrying about « what level I would be in a few months ? » Or « How my body will change in a few months ? » And I just put my faith in the process with this state of mind « how to place the next brick ? ». I knew that if I slept well, if I ate healthily and enough, if I pushed myself a little in training every time, I was building my body. Appearance is a consequence of fitness. I stopped worrying about the scale and I concentrated all my efforts in training and recovery.
Not all progress is seen on the outside. I don’t feel that my transformation is spectacular but I know I have changed physically and mentally.
I used to feel fragile. Now I feel like a Wolverine.
I used to say « I don’t have time ». Now I realized that it was an excuse.
I used to wish that I was able to do somethings. Now I do these things.
I used to think it was either the fitness or the life. Now I know that fitness improves every aspect of my life.
I’m always excited to go to my next workout and I want it to be the same for you.
Begins today, I challenge you to take a few weeks to build your life around your body, don’t neglect your personal well-being.
Can you put fitness first for 1 month and see what happens ?
Training – For me it’s weight training or bodyweight. I never even miss a workout when I travel.
Healthy eating – Fuel your body properly is 80-90% of the battle. Get enough protein, carbohydrates and fat for the results you want to have.
Sleep – No excuse, turn off the TV, turn off the computer and go to bed on time to sleep 7 hours !
What kind of challenges are you trying to overcome ?