Achieving Goals Isn’t Supposed to Be Easy
A short article on why achieving goals isn’t supposed to be easy, and why this is a GOOD thing.
You can always tell a trainer is a fraud if they try to sell you on how easy achieving your goals and getting in shape is.
Anyone who’s achieved a significant fitness goal – dropped more than 10% body fat, performed 10+ pull-ups, 225 lb bench press – will tell you that they put in hours of bloody hard work.
When I finally – FINALLY – performed a double bodyweight deadlift, it was the result of 6 months just focusing on technique and 4 more months on a strict powerlifting program.
When one of my clients lost 41 lb of body fat in 8 months, she had to put in the effort of waking up at 5 am 3 times a week to come and train with me.
She made SACRIFICES.
She learned more DISCIPLINE than she thought possible.
And that’s why she was so SUCCESSFUL.
If losing weight was easy, if there was a “hack” that really worked, none of us would be overweight or obese.
We would all be walking around with 6 pack abs, wearing tight t-shirts and slim fit jeans.
But you know what … I’m actually HAPPY that it isn’t easy.
Because nothing gives you more SATISFACTION than working hard and finally achieving goals.
I’ll leave you with one of my favourite quotes:
A well-built physique is a status symbol. It reflects you worked hard for it, no money can buy it. You cannot borrow it, you cannot inherit it, you cannot steal it. You cannot hold onto it without constant work. It shows discipline, it shows self-respect, it shows patience, work ethic and passion. That is why I do what I do
– Arnold Schwarzenegger