Do you want my advice on how I keep myself healthy?
People say, “Abs are made in the kitchen.” Technically abs are already there, you just can’t see them through your subcutaneous fat, but I’m not even in a terribly literal mood right now. Food is important, yes.
Now that we’ve established that, it’s time to talk about the most undervalued piece of losing weight: accountability.
Who are you accountable to? Someone else? Or are you doing this for yourself?
Exercise burns calories. Yay! But that’s not why exercise is important.
Exercise is important because most people who lose weight do so while exercising. It’s not the activity, it’s becoming an active person.
I have a client right now who has been struggling to lose weight. She had to give up before because she wasn’t seeing progress, and now that she’s rested, she’s ready to give it another shot. But she’s a hard worker, intelligent, diligent, focused, inclusive, funny, and inquisitive. She has a life. And work dominates most of that life.
But yesterday I had to tell her: One workout a week with me will do NOTHING for you.
The New You
The real benefit of exercise is in the psychology. You are now a person who exercises.
Don’t “fit it in” or “try to do a little each day”. Just do it. You need to be 100% compliant, not because exercise is important, but because you need the mental battle.
Prove to me that you can put yourself first. After all, what could be more important?