I try to understand the motivations behind people’s actions. Why do they want to lose weight? Why did they choose lifting weights as their form of exercise? Why did they decide to eat what they’re eating?
And more times than not their motivation is to “look good”.
I understand this. I used to be driven by the very same vanity metrics.
❌I’d see someone’s body and I wanted to look like that, even though that was their body – not mine.
❌I’d do HIIT sprints because they were best for fat loss, even though I hated doing them.
❌I’d eat for “fuel and not pleasure”, even though I loved cereal and some candy at the movies.
And guess what happened over and over again?
I never stuck to that plan. Sure, I’d get results (gauged solely by weight / body fat) in the short-term, but I’d also gravitate back to my old weight and habits.
The cycle continued through my entire adult life. My weight tracking chart for the last 10 years looked like… Continue Reading