Your brain isn’t always looking out for you. It isn’t always the good guy.
In fact, often it is the bad guy.
Imagine a person 10,000 years ago. They have the same brain as you yet their environment is totally different.
Frequent life threatening dangers were faced and dealt with.
Food was sparse and hard to come by. It took a lot of effort to either hunt down food by tracking it or by foraging for different foods in the wild.
Days could pass without a solid meal and when food did come it was nothing like what we eat today.
Contrast this environment to the modern western environment.
Have you tried losing weight or getting fit on your own?
For that matter, have you tried doing anything alone?
You need support.
You also need to look at who IS NOT supporting you as this is just as crucial.
Today I want to talk about the important of getting support around you if you are in pursuit of fitness goals (this also goes for any goal really).
You know the best way to tell if somebody will achieve their fitness goals?
What is a normal day for you?
Is normal eating poorly, rarely exercising or feeling terrible?
Or is normal feeling great, being active and eating well?
Life is a journey.
We define end points that we want to achieve but the only time we have is the now, the day to day.
Yes, it sounds like I am a hippy, a Zen master, Yoda or an ultra spiritual master. But this is the reality of our existence.
We need goals – in fact this is the first thing I focus on when it comes to helping people make a fitness change!
But without ENJOYMENT we will likely never reach our goals AND we will be unhappy along the way!
Enjoyment and fulfillment are what most people search for. Sometimes it is called happiness but what it really means is that you ENJOY every day and go to bed at night feeling a sense of fulfillment. Feeling like what you are doing each day is ‘worth it’.
If you HATE exercise, will you feel as much enjoyment?
If you have a bad relationship with food and view it as good and evil, will eating ever be fun?
Will you be able to achieve your goals?
Possibly, but it is making the entire process harder and less rewarding.