Almost weekly I hear people tell me they work out so they can eat what ever they want, and usually in the same conversation they tell me they haven’t obtained their goals. That’s because you can’t out work bad choices.
Fitness is a lot like a relationship. When you get in a relationship usually you stop dating other people (at least I do and if you don’t no judgement) to focus on dating just one person. You don’t think about that as a loss. In fact you think of it as a good thing. You have met someone special and want to be with them only.
But in reality you are choosing to give up dating everyone else to date that one person. It’s a conscious decision to give up one thing so you can have another.
When it comes to fitness and health, you can’t eat whatever you want and be fit and lean. It just won’t happen. Exercise is only half the equation, and anyone who tells you differently is lying to you!
So if you want to be fit and lean then you need to give up eating bad food. The problem is people hate the idea of giving that up. They complain they shouldn’t have to, and make rationalizations about why it is OK to keep eating badly.
Bottom line is you do have to give things up to reach your goal, but it’s not really giving something up! You are choosing to not do one thing because you want something more!
Your body will thank you for it!
Devin Sherrington was named #2 trainer in Canada 2015, is 8 time Best Personal Fitness Trainer Halifax award winner, and owner the award winning fitness studio 360fit in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He lives in Fletcher’s Lake with his children Reign and Journey.