We live in an age where everything is instant. When we want something, we want it now.
High-speed broadband, instant coffee, self-serve checkouts, instant downloads, instant messenger, swipe right, likes, hearts, pings, etc, the list goes on and on.
We have become impatient and no longer want to wait for anything we want.
Turn on YouTube to upload a video and if we have to wait longer than 10 seconds for it to load, we will lose interest and move onto another.
People get frustrated if they have to queue, are stuck in traffic or get stuck behind a slow driver.
When it comes to weight loss, health and fitness, these things are even worse.
The same, high-speed expectations apply, only they are in overdrive.
We live in an age where someone is disappointed if they only lose a pound per week when on a weight loss program.
Guys and girls who are looking to build a great physique are turning to P.E.D’s so they can get to where they want to be as fast as possible.
Gotta, get that Insta look and keep it year round you know…..
People are always looking for the quickest way to get in shape while doing the least amount of work.
It’s a great way to get unsustainable results that don’t last.
Diet companies magazines, social influencers, celebrities are all promising and promoting unsustainable weight loss in an attempt to attract the most customers, fans and endorsements.
The problem with always looking for the quickest way to do anything, is when you finally reach your goal, you will probably go back to your starting point just as quick, if not quicker.
Fat to Fat to Fat again, how’s that for high speed?
Goals must be realistic.
I had a conversation recently with a person who wanted to lose weight for a family event that was 10 months down the road.
They wanted to lose 2 stone for the event but was getting frustrated that the weight was coming off too slowly.
They were ONLY losing 1lb per week.
It was getting to the point where they were getting so frustrated that they felt like giving up.
2 stone is 28lbs.
There are roughly 40 weeks in 10 months.
28lbs divided into 40 weeks is 0.7lbs per week.
So, they were 0.3lbs a week OVER what they needed to reach their goal weight, which means if they kept going, they would have nearly 3 stone off come the event.
Yet they were ready to quit!
They were ready to quit because they were being influenced by what they saw and heard through social media, the internet, friends and their work colleagues.
They were all telling them that they should be losing more weight, faster than they were losing it so why bother trying at all?
Great advice, huh?
Misinformation and negativity like this makes it very hard for people when they set out on their goals.
You feel as if you should always be getting there faster.
You lose 5lbs the first week, so you want 10lbs the next, then 20lbs and so on.
It is completely unrealistic to expect goals like this to be achieved or sustainable if they are reached.
If you actually manage to reach them in this manner, it would be like bungee jumping.
You start (jump)…
Speed towards your goal (the decent)…
Reach your goal (bungee at full stretch)…
Then get snapped right back to where you started, because the manner in which you got there wasn’t realistic or sustainable.
If you have a goal, allow yourself plenty of time to get there.
Once you reach it, keeping it will be easy.
These are just some of the tips I give to the members from my Lean in 2019 program.
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