Hello everybody! It has been a while since I have written due to a bit of craziness at University. Long nights and early mornings and wading through endless emails and assignments forced my writing pen away from me! But hark! I have some more time, so I thought I would give you some more fitness advice to further fulfill my ultimate objective: to make you a better you through fitness.
I have found the key to weight loss and increased fitness. I promise if you implement my advice, you will see results. Alright…Are you ready for the magic formula?
Chad Baird’s 2-step guide to weight loss and fitness
1. Eat Healthy
Are you disappointed? Did you think that I was going to offer you some quick fix to have you looking like the Hulk in a matter of days? Unfortunately, it is not that simple nor will that quick fix ever exist.
Oprah Winfrey said, “There is no easy way out. If there was, I would have bought it. The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you are willing to work.”
I absolutely love this quote for a variety of reasons. Oprah has immense wealth, resources and contacts. If there is ANYONE on the planet who could find a quick fix for fitness, it would be her. However, that fast-track fitness diet has yet to surface. The magic beans to grow the health benefit beanstalk are yet to be found.
Hard work and dedication are the keys to success, not some pill or program. Have you ever read the fine print for diet pills and quick-fix workout programs? I have taken the time to scan through these documents and one line of fine print on an advertisement particularly grabbed my attention. The focus group who took the diet pill collective lost 2.4 more pounds than the focus groups that did not. 2.4 pounds! Society is spending billions of dollars annually for 2.4 pounds! You and I can lose 2.4 pounds in one spin class or by eating great salads for a few days. These programs are not the solution.
Another humorous ad I found was on the front of a magazine in a grocery store I was recently at. I kid you not, the ad proudly proclaimed, “Lose 30 pounds eating nothing but cake!”
You know what won’t help you lose 30 pounds? Cake. You know what will help you lose 30 pounds? Eating healthy and working out.
Health is not a destination, it is a journey. To reach your fitness goals you do not need to consume some pill filled with chemicals you can’t pronounce or go on the latest diet fad that won’t help you in the slightest. Being healthy is about a lifestyle choice. Health is about you consciously deciding that YOU are a priority.
Eat lots of salad and lots of colors on your plate. Sweat multiple times a week. Do something active that you actually like to do.
There is no magic program. There is no fitness fairy dust. The cake-palooza plan is not your best action plan.
Eat healthy. Workout. See results. Period.
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