Not an Alien…

It happens a lot lately…somebody that’s not seen me in a while will inevitably say, “Wow! You look great! How’d you do it?”

It’s an awkward question. I’m not sure I look great…and I’ve got a ways to go yet. I STILL see the fat guy in the mirror…mainly because there’s still a fat guy standing there.

I’ve got work to do yet.

But I DO recognize I’ve made progress, and of course, know first hand how difficult it is and what has to be done to achieve it, so I usually treat the question as something that they actually want an answer to.

I’ll begin to explain the very basics of my exercise regimen and the changes I’ve made to my lifestyle, but seldom get very far before I’m interrupted with an explanation of WHY that won’t work for them.

MmmHmmm. Yes. People are all different. We have different allergies. Different sensitivities to certain foods. Different wear and tear or injuries.

Of course.

BUT…we are all much more alike than we are different. YOU are NOT an alien, with radically different bio-chemistry. Neither am I. The basics that work for me, with overall very minor differences tailored to your particular situation…WILL work for you.

Don’t over-complicate it. That is, in it’s way, nothing more than an excuse. I KNOW this. I did it for years. Decades even.

If you’re telling me it won’t work for you…well, you are correct to a point. What you’re telling me is you’re not ready to do it.

…and if you’re not ready, it ain’t gonna work.

It’s tough. You have to get your mind right. That’s the challenge. Own it.

Then just get after it.

I’ll see you on the road.

CUAgain,
Daniel Meyer

You can read more about my fitness journey here.

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One Response to Not an Alien…

  1. cruhnke says:

    “… explanation of WHY that won’t work for them.”
    What they’re really looking for is the magic pill that’s available on-line, delivered to the front door, taken once a day, lose 10 pounds a week, guaranteed … yadda, yadda, yadda. What you describe sounds even worse than “too much like work” — whatever that might be. So many people these days don’t understand the principle of yah gets whats yah pays for. And that payment isn’t always cash-based.

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