This question was asked to me yesterday by someone who’s been on the fence about changing their lifestyle.
My answer without hesitation was “Fuck yes”.
The question sat with me for most of the day yesterday and it led to a whole host of other questions in my head.
First things first..without a doubt not drinking 3-4 beers 3 nights a week is worth feeling better everyday. Not having a bacon cheeseburger and opting for a better choice is 100% worth it. You live with yourself 24/7/365, those burgers and beers are maybe 3% of your week. I love living with my new fitness level, my confidence and my discipline. I love feeling in control of my life and not just being along for the ride. I own my life and my choices for the first time in 34 years.
Second, tell every Instagram start to “fuck off” anytime they tell you that losing weight is a lifestyle and its not balanced….sorry, ITS NOT. A lifestyle is something that you will do for the rest of your life and balance, balance is what you do when you are in a healthy place mind, body and health. If you want to improve your health you will need to make sacrifices, you will be uncomfortable, at times you will be hungry and at times you will feel like you need to do it forever.
You’ll have people that try and discourage you. People will tease you and tell you that you need to live a little but also during this time you will find out who your friends are and who has your back.
When you get to your goal keep pushing for a few more weeks then you can get back to balance. Balance is keeping up with exercise, following a nutrition protocol that you can continue to do for the rest of your life and allow yourself to have a few beers not 12, eat half of that pizza with your wife, eat a cupcake and then get right back to that nutritional protocol that you have had success with.
It will not be easy but it will be worth it.
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