I’ve heard this numerous times. Every time, it’s by a complete loser.
It’s not luck. It’s self-control
I know. A lot of people don’t have self-control and they’d rather blame someone else and/or make excuses than figure out how to get better.
I’m not being holier than here. I’ve been that person. I know what it’s like.
I’ve been thru my mad at the world years. Where I thought things were unfair.
Looking back, I cringe at the old me. That person was an idiot.
You either learn or you don’t though. I chose to learn.
Now, I’m going to show you two pictures. You’ve heard that cliche that a picture is worth a thousand words many, many times. It’s a good cliche as it’s usually true.
I have no idea who Aaron is. However, Mr. Aaron is indeed correct. These two images ought to be a conversation.
Here, you have a line to McDonald’s where people will gladly stay in line to put garbage in their bodies. Disclaimer – my wife is a shareholder at McD’s and we both believe it’s a damn good stock to buy and hold. That said, fast food is garbage.
Then of course you have the second image. An empty gym.
As I said in a previous post, the stupid governor of California closed the gyms. If anything, those are the last places on the planet that should be closed. We need more people going to the gym, not less.
And the second image? My Easter dinner.
I had a non-drinker over so I didn’t drink either. So you’re looking at 75% of what I ate for Easter dinner. We also had freshly sliced pineapple and dark chocolate for dessert.
Ever since I stopped eating processed foods, I can actually taste real food now. I couldn’t before. I didn’t enjoy food before. I just wolfed it down.
Now, I actually enjoy it. But I’m more in tune with my body so I stop once I’m full.
Fruits? Absolutely delicious! I’ll take them over candy any day of the week.
I can taste apples and oranges now. They’re so good. So we now enjoy fruits for dessert.
It’s funny because before when I couldn’t really taste food, I heard about other people enjoying fruit for dessert and I thought that was the dumbest thing in the world. Dessert should be cake, pie, cupcakes, or ice cream sundaes.
So glad I no longer think like that. And not a coincidence – I’m way healthier than I used to be. And of course slimmer.
I woke up on Easter, poured myself some coffee, and headed to the gym. I did five sets of squats. Felt great. Then headed home.
Practiced piano for a few hours. Practiced guitar for an hour. Painted for hours. Talked to Allie and Roxy. Then made Easter dinner for my guests.
Fitness is a mindset. You change your diet. You change your routines. You start thinking like a fit person rather than a fat person.
Of course, you’ll have jealous co-workers. They’ll often throw passive aggressive jabs at you like “you’re so lucky you’re slim, Roman,” knowing full well I watch my diet and bust my ass at the gym.
They call it luck because they’re passive aggressive losers. That’s intentional. They don’t want to admit that they have a thousand opportunities to also be healthy but they continually make poor choices. So they have to slag on people who make better choices instead.
But you know what? They’re not my friends. I got rid of my shit friends last year and people like that – I don’t see them after work. I have no time anymore for losers.
If you need help changing…
Look, I’m no better than anyone else. I simply admitted I had a problem with my diet and exercise routine and sought help.
If I can change my diet/lifestyle, so can you.
I hired two personal trainers and a dietician. Well, that’s actually two people as one of the people had degrees in both fields so he was both my trainer and my dietician.
So it’s simple. 1. Admit you have a problem. 2. Seek help.
Some folks can do it on their own. More power to them!
But if you’re like me and the type of person who would rather have someone who knows what they’re doing coach you, then by all means, go that route.
Just don’t be that passive aggressive douchebag who has to cut other people down for improving themselves.
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