Sunday, July 15, 2007

Who's Afraid of Getting Bulky?

That Ol' Excuse of Getting Bulky

We've surely heard someone say that they do NOT want to lift weights because it would make them too bulky. (Have you used that excuse yourself?) Makes for a good excuse to not even get started, right?

Look, if you are a woman this plain is not going to happen. Something like less than 1% of the female population have the inherit ability to end up looking like the Incredible Hunk. Maybe we'll end up looking like Xena and what's wrong with that!! :)

A co-worker asked me just last week if I wasn't afraid of getting bulky. I know I surprised her when I said that I have been weightlifting for over 4 years now and I didn't consider myself bulky. I even flexed a good bicep for her just to show off. She was surprised that I actually hadn't bulked up and even had some decent definition to my muscles.

Why does this stupid myth and lame excuse still hang around? Heck, I'd rather be bulky than fat any day!!! However, when we hear that excuse doesn't sound like what they are really saying is that they'd rather be fat than bulky?

Truth of the matter is, it's just a convenient excuse. It's far easier to come up with excuses, and uncreative, old ones for that matter, than for them to get their bottoms up off the couch. Seems like 60% of Americans would rather be chubby than have lots of muscles.

"People do not lack strength; they lack will." ~Victor Hugo

We've read that 9 out of 10 people who go on diets fail. Boy, that's a nice, convenient obstacle too, isn't it? It's like 'why even try' or 'what's the point of even starting, then?'

However, it is NOT the diets that fail. What's missing isn't the right food, the best diet pill or even the most effective workout. What is missing is WILL. If we have the will, we're not going to let ANYTHING get in our way.

"Where there's a will, there's a way." ~Unknown

In essence, let nothing get in the way.
No myths.
No misconceptions.
And no excuses.

What WILL it take for you to let go of that fear of getting bulky and be WILLING to get fit?

Talk to ya later,

Sunday, July 8, 2007

What Is It Going To Take?

Sure it's easy to purchase a book or buy a 'magic, wonder pill' to 'melt off the pounds effortlessly.' But ask yourself, do you actually know anybody, someone you know yourself, that has done that? Hell, no!!! I've been in the weight loss industry for over 20 years and I don't know anyone like that.

What's it going to take? Face's going to be hard work!!!! You CANNOT keep doing what you are currently doing and expect to get a different result. Dr. Wayne Dyer explains this as the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

Remember that book 'Stop the Insanity'? That's what Susan Powter, , has been teaching and sharing for about 20 years. If you read her book she shares her journey to stopping her weight gain/loss cycle. Hey, this was just a regular stay-at-home mom that one day just got so fed up with sitting on the couch getting fat that she got up and started moving. And, she didn't stop! AND...she became famous for it!! Easy? No...and I bet Susan would take it as an insult if you said so.

If you have the guts to want to get rid of your gut, stick around. You are going to learn what works, what's a waste and what just might be the 'thing' you can do to get fit, healthy and achieve the body of your dreams. Sure that's corny...they allllll say that. So what I really mean is that you can get the best body possible for YOU.

What's It Going To Take for you to DO IT?

Talk to ya later,