Everybody is looking for fast ways to lose weight, but almost everyone out there fails. How often do you hear of someone trying a new diet or starting a new exercise routine? Almost daily, right? The sad part about this is that the only thing fast about most peoples efforts is how fast they fail. The average person doesn’t stick to their diet plan for long and will most likely see little results.
Why is it so hard to lose weight and get in shape for so many people? Why do people spend so much time, money, and effort looking for fast ways to lose weight only to look the same month after month?
The answer to these questions is simple, and if you follow what I am going to discuss in this post, you will soon see that I am right. More important though, is that you will soon start to see the results that so many seek, but very little actually achieve.
I recently read a quote from one of the greatest martial artists of all time, Bruce Lee. When asked what makes a powerful fighter, he said:
“The Most powerful fighter is an ordinary man with laser precision focus.”
If you really think about what this quote means and what he is really saying, you will see the secret to success in so many things in life. In fact, these twelve words hold the key to success or failure in almost everything that you do! You can change the word “powerful” to “successful” and the word “fighter” to whatever you want to be and it will still ring true.
“The most successful: weightlifter, dieter, marathon runner, mother, father, entrepreneur, doctor, sales rep, etc. is an ordinary man or woman with laser precision focus.”
So instead of looking for fast ways to lose weight, you need to find a complete system that will turn in to a lifestyle change that you do consistently, rather than a diet or short term workout routine. If you start a routine and stick with it, you will see results and start to move towards your fitness goals.
There are three simple steps to getting the body that you desire:
1) Diet- If you haven’t tried intermittent fasting, you need to check this out here.
2) Exercise routine- I have had great success this year with the Visual Impact Muscle Building Routine.
3) Correct mindset and goals- You need to have set goals in mind of what you want to accomplish.
All three are equally important and you need to do all three on a consistent, laser focused way, to see great results. This goes back to what Bruce Lee says in his quote, “an ordinary man with laser precision focus.” If you stay focused and consistent, you will see results, if you don’t stay focused then you will fail. If you look at anyone that is in great shape, you will see someone that is focused and consistent. They’re not better than you, they’re not special, they’re focused. They’re not looking for fast ways to lose weight, they’re too busy working hard, which in turn causes them to lose weight fast!
Fast ways to lose weight aren’t really fast if you don’t stick with them. The best advice that I can give you about getting healthier and achieving the look that you are after, is to stay focused. The people that are in great shape and have six pack abs or a lean muscular body, are not much different than people that are overweight. They are ordinary people that have consistently taken action and made the decision to not quit. The funny thing about your body is that you can’t cheat it. (Steroids don’t count on this blog, I only talk about natural athletes!) You will always have to put the work in to get the results. The millions of people that start a new fad diet each year, hoping to cheat the system, only to shortly quit with no visible results are proof of this.
If you have had trouble in the past with losing weight or building muscle, you really only need to make one change to see the results that you are seeking. That small change is: don’t quit. . . never quit. If you feel like sleeping in on Monday morning instead of going to the gym, get out of bed! If you need to eat less calories each day, then eat less calories!
If this sounds like common sense or you are looking for an easier way, like a magic pill or a way to lose 30 pounds in two weeks, I’m sorry. I don’t write about bullshit diets that don’t work or silly magic pills that do nothing but make you poorer. If you want results, you need to put in the work, period. It all comes down to desire, if you really want to lose weight, you will do the things needed to lose weight. If you don’t really want it, you won’t. You will say that you want to lose weight, and you will blame everything but yourself, but in the end you only have yourself to blame. But you also have yourself to rely on to achieve whatever you want in life. Believe in yourself, you have the ability to do it!
[This is one of the most inspirational guys that I have ever watched. On the days that you want to give up, you need to watch this video and look in the mirror and ask yourself if you are really ready to quit, ready to let life have its way with you.]
I know I may not be making any friends with this post, but at least I’m telling you the truth. If it sounds harsh, it’s only because I hate to see people selling themselves short. There isn’t one person reading this post that can’t make significant progress with their bodies if they just quit looking for the easy way out and do the work that is needed. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish in life once you take responsibility for where you are at and make the changes needed. You are an incredible machine and have every right to look the way that you want to and be as healthy as you want to. It’s right there for the taking, if you really want it.
If you want to hear that weight loss is easy, keep reading all of the latest celebrity diets, or the latest fad diets that never work. (Here is a great post from my friend Raymond at ZenMyFitness.com about another crazy celebrity diet that proved to be useless.)
Once you are tired of failing and are ready to make a real change in your life, come back and see me. I will still be here telling you the real truth, ready to kick you in the ass, and get you on track to getting the body that you have always wanted. I will be your biggest fan and help you any way that I can, if you are willing to work for it.
Forget about fast ways to lose weight!
Most people don’t really have a weight problem, they have a focus problem. The one thing that you can be sure of is that if you do focus on your weight loss goals, you will succeed. You will be in the minority of people that take action and go out and get what they want in life. You never hear a successful person complain, they are too busy working. Quit looking for the fast ways to lose weight and just get to work!