Weight Loss - It's NOT about the numbers - It's your Approach!Written by Greg Ryan
Today obesity, diabetes and heart disease runs through us at epidemic levels, Why? The answer lies not in thousands of different kinds of diet, weight loss and workout programs offered, answer lies in approach. But, no one wants to talk about that. Do you ever wonder why that is?
Do we not want to know, or could it have something to do with doctor’s and those in fitness industry not wanting to explain best approach to us? Maybe they don’t even know right way themselves? Deep down we want and need too know. Why do I say this? Twenty years of managing health clubs and dealing with doctor’s tells me, that if they told you this, then there may be a chance you would not need them. Sounds crazy doesn’t it. But, true!
“While exercise and eating guidelines are based on good scientific principles, they do not go along with human nature or common sense. Recent history is telling us this; we are better off with encouraging mediocre people who are willing to include exercise in their daily lives, rather than cramming guidelines down throats that are far beyond reach of majority of people. In end, keeping things simple combined with support usually works better.” Greg Ryan From his e-book: “Just MOVE it,” www.resolutions.bz
Over years most of us who are out of shape and want to lose a few pounds and feel a little better about ourselves, developed many different behaviors toward exercise and food. Some are good ones, but most are just barriers we have built in our minds. I guess you could also chalk it up to pure laziness.
However, bottom line is we are going to continue down path of destruction until someone comes up with a plan to help people deal with reasons behind such behaviors.
Weight Loss, Fitness, and a Peace of Mind for Life! – The secret is NOT in the charts!Written by Greg Ryan
I am Greg Ryan, a high profile fitness expert with 50,000 hours of paid personal training under my belt, and twenty years of consulting health clubs. My career began in eighties. I grew up without self-discipline, confidence, or faith in myself. I was raised on a farm, which required a lot of discipline, but not self-discipline. As a youth, I was overweight. In my late teens, during first few years of my career and with help of a few close friends, I was fortunate to have discovered three very important things about myself that changed me forever: hope, belief, and motivation. www.resolutions.bz
Hope As I worked on getting in better shape, I began each day with a glimmer of hope. Hope that I could do something with my life by exercising; hope that I could help someone else through my own experiences; and hope that someday I could give back what life was giving to me. “You can live a month without food. You can live a week without water, you can live five minutes without air, but you cannot live a second without HOPE.” Even today, there are times I do not feel like exercising, eating right, and especially working on correcting bad habits. However, it’s that bit of hope for future that keeps me going, even if it’s just for one more day. “All you need is a little bit of HOPE!”
Belief My father taught me to work hard, have faith, and treat others with respect. It was easy for him to say, but not so easy for me to follow. Treating others kindly was much easier than having faith in myself. Life was scary for me growing up. I was afraid of not meeting expectations of those around me. I didn’t know what direction to take in life or what advice to follow. When I first stepped into a health club, it was equally as frightening. I had two friends that exercised with me on a regular basis. The confidence they had in me started positively affecting my attitude and fear of failure. After awhile, I noticed those fears I had about myself slowly began to disappear. Then one day it dawned on me. Somewhere, down deep inside, I believed I was doing something good. I suddenly knew that with advice of my father, having realistic expectations, and a one-day-at-a-time attitude, I could change.