I just wanted to say sorry, James.
When we talk of diet and exercise, we often joke about bulking and cutting and generally have a bit of a laugh. It’s what we do.
And yet, deep down, we know there’s a more serious part to the conversation; I mean, health matters.
But mostly, we just let of steam, using humor and hyperbole to lighten the conversation and color our daily discretions.
But the other day, I let you down. You. My son. Someone I love more than life itself.
After poking fun at each other as we often do, the conversation changed. You were being sincere about wanting to shed a few pounds, lose some weight, get fit. You started to describe some perfectly reasonable steps as to how you’d do it, and I shot them down.
Because they are largely all written in such a way as to be absolute.
Do this in exactly this way to achieve this outcome. The one way, the specific thing, the exact protocol.
And it doesn’t seemingly matter if you want to be bigger, leaner, faster, smarter, better in bed, better at life… there’s always a secret, a shortcut, an easy path to whatever outcome you seek.
On February 8th this year, I decided to set a new step-goal of seeing my abs. I can recall the date explicitly, as it’s the same day I signed-up for Adam Bornstein’s Getting Shredded event. Two months later… BOOM; abs!
Yup, that’s not stock imagery on on the right, that’s me sporting my new six-pack!
So what was different this time around?
We often complain about having too little time to get to the gym or otherwise find time to exercise, but in all honesty, we know that just isn’t true.
We also know that regular exercise is important for good health and general well-being.