|Posted on April 25, 2013 at 3:10 PM|
I sometimes forget that there are people out there who believe we end up with the bodies we have out of pure luck--good or bad. Sure, we all have genetic pre-dispositions to carry more or less fat and more or less muscle, but barring any rare (and they really are rare) medical conditions, everyone has the ability to improve their body composition and appearance. Every person who has a great physique had to first believe they were capable of having a great physique and then they had to act on that belief. It means they had to let go of any excuse preventing them from pursuing the body of their dreams. It means if they had a significant amount of fat to lose and/or strength to gain they probably had naysayers tell them it would be impossible--and they chose to ignore them. It means they decided to do something different because what they've been doing wasn't working for them. It means they stopped complaining about the body they didn't want and got to work on the body they did want. The difference between the lucky ones and and the unlucky ones is determined by the choices they make.
So, will you plan nutritious meals ahead of time or will you wait until you're starving and hope for the best? Will you show up at the gym ready to train or will you skip it and sleep-in instead? And when summer arrives will you be bummed you didn't achieve your fitness goals or will you congratulate yourself for putting in the effort it took to become one of the lucky ones? The good news is the choice is yours.