People want to lose it. It makes people uncomfortable in their own skin. It makes people ashamed of how they look. It makes people slower. It makes people less agile, mobile, flexible...
So, why are so many fighting it...or at least saying they WANT to fight it? An even better question, why are so many failing in their struggle against it?
The answer is not easy...or is it?
I checked out several claims to the fattest/most obese countries in the world...and this is a problem in many countries. America, God bless us, is right up there on all the lists.
The problem that I see really comes down to people wanting a quick fix. Guess what? You didn't get fat overnight, and you're certainly not going to lose it any quicker than you gained it. There is no miracle "cure", no FAD shake or diet that will miraculously melt the weight off, no one certain exercise or gimmick piece of equipment to make you skinny. It's going to take hard work and discipline.
Discipline is the key ingredient.
It is the most valuable part of any diet or workout. Discipline.
Discipline to eat healthy. Discipline to control portions. Discipline to workout. Discipline to stay consistent in your workout. Discipline to push yourself beyond your limits. Discipline to stick to your plan. Discipline to do all this.....even when those around you are not.
Now before I start getting an inbox full of hate mail telling me that I don't understand, or that it's not as "easy" for some people as it is for others, or that it's genetics and can't be helped...I want you to visit two people (via the interwebs). One man, one woman who have chosen to fight genetics and being content with being overweight and are winning. Both are chronicling their journeys on a blog to promote changing your lifestyle, because that's what this is all about. If you want to change it cannot be short term. You can't go on a diet for 6 weeks, lose 20 pounds, and then go back to the way you used to eat. You can't do a 90-day challenge and then return to your former way of life. You must make a permanent decision to change from here on out. Check out Fat Boy Crossfit and the ongoing story of Holly, who is on the road to losing 300 pounds!