I thought this one might be worth putting in front of your faces one more time…give it a reread.
Doing the right thing in the face of adversity. Willingly putting yourself out there, even though your viewpoint may be vastly different than the majority. Some people thrive under those conditions. Some willingly subject themselves to criticism from the masses. Some would not have it any other way.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or
pause and reflect). -Twain
I fancy myself, at times, to be on the less occupied side of the fence more often than not, but I know most aren’t. I know that most are content to be a quiet face in the crowd. To move about completely unheard, and completely safe, and completely comfortable. Most of us like the anonymity. We like it. But I think perhaps…..just maybe….somewhere hidden, deep down inside…..past those memories of getting stuffed in the locker in 4th grade, way inside…… I think that the vast majority of us somehow want to be in the spotlight. I think somewhere in all of us we wish we could shout out the way we feel, the way we think, the truth of what our heart screams at us. Yet….we don’t. We continue on, living how we are “supposed” to, or how our fear allows us to. I could be very wrong. Perhaps everyone lives each day at the top of their game. Rolling through their lives like an unstoppable force….chowing down on Big Mac’s and six packs and loving their life. That’s probably closer to the truth. Maybe society is content to eat what they want, and live on manufactured food and drugs until they die at 76 years old, happy simply to have existed for that long. Well if that is you then you may want to stop reading a blog titled Fighting to Be Fit. I’m going to, for the sake of my intended audience, lean to the side of hoping that most of you are wanting something better, looking for it…wondering why you haven’t found it inside your globo gym, or your curves, or your weight watchers or your Jenny Craig, wondering why Shawn T can’t give it to you or why your experience at P90X was more like p90F (as in Fail). This post is for you……I’m going to let you in on a secret…….A fitness secret that Jillian Michaels doesn’t want you do know and a nutrition secret that Subway hopes you never find out…….in truth….the only Gym equipment you will ever need you were born with…(your body)……and the only nutrition advice you need is to eat real food and stay away from sugar as much as you can……if you were to stick with that you’d do pretty well. What exactly does that mean????? It means that there are plenty of people “working out” in Gym’s across america, using every piece of equipment for hours at a time, that can’t run a mile, do a proper pushup, or a body squat, or even hold on to the pullup bar, not to mention do a pull up. Likewise there are millions of people that pay nutritionists and or personal trainers to give them nutrition advice that they already know…… Sugar-Bad….Wheat-Bad……pasta-bad……Soda-bad…..candy-bad…..ice cream- bad….beer-bad…….Veggies-Good….nuts-good…..fruit-good……. and when I tell people things like this they always want to say…..but can’t I have ice cream every once in a while….all things in moderation right??? and to that I say….if that works for you roll with it……but the truth is that until you get out from underneath your very real addiction to carbohydrates…then nothing I tell you about food is going to matter….and until you get out of the mindset that I need to do chest and tris on monday, back and bis on wednesday, and legs and shoulders on friday…..no amount of my functional kettlebell workouts are going to work for you….especially if you are spending 45 minutes on an ellyptical reading a magazine and then convincing yourself that you are in the “fat burning zone”……..but again…I’m hoping that the majority of you out there are in search of a better way. I’m not going to call it the right way because I’m not that naive, but it’s definitely a better way. Eating a plant-based whole foods diet is simply a better way…..incorporating full body, compound muscular movements and body weight exercises is simply better than spot targeting secondary movers….Drinking Water will always be better than drinking anything else…. So for all of you that aren’t happy, that aren’t content, that demand a different way….have the Courage to believe there is a better way, have the Courage to find it…..Good luck all
Best of Health Buffalo