In today’s age of “information at your fingertips” I really believe often times it can be a detriment to our weight loss journey.
Just the other day I was having a conversation with someone who knew an overwhelming amount of information regarding various health related foods. The problem was, and she would tell you the same thing, was APPLICATION of all the INFORMATION.
How often have you started some weight loss plan, you are excited about the new path and then just a few weeks into the program you read about some new thing that is changing the fat loss world or some nutrient that you must have?
I’ll tell you, personally, it can be an easy trap to fall into. Let me take you on a little journey, back to when I finished playing basketball in college. (2001)
I had always been the “skinny kid” and when I decided not to pursue any kind of professional basketball career I knew my goal would be to put on a build as much muscle as possible.
So I read and consumed everything I could find on how to get bigger. Magazines, supplements, strength coaches at major colleges and anything in between. So I chose my essential supplements (amino acids, protein, creatine and something to help me recover at night). Which is what I should have stuck with pretty much forever and is the foundation of my diet now.
Workouts were called MMF and they came from the strength coach at Michigan State. Every set meant you pushed to absolute failure, the last rep of every move meant you “failed”. Boy did I burn through some workout partners… It wasn’t a really popular workout with anyone half-hearted about getting bigger and stronger.
So I’m making incredible progress (for someone who struggles to put on muscle) and that is where I went of course. My “Knowledge” was really high but it ended up being a detriment to my health.
I would read every muscle magazine in the industry, see some new product that was building muscle faster than ever before so I would change and go try it… Make some progress, then next month the same thing…
Only problem came when I began seeing some weird side effects… including “cramping, passing out several times (at random times) and ending up in the hospital with a bit of a scare that luckily was an enlarged heart…that was only because of being in great shape not a bad thing.
My knowledge was through the roof when it came to supplements and how they helped your body build muscle. Problem was my knowledge (and of course thirst for that muscle as fast as possible) ended up being a major detriment.
That is also why I stopped taking supplements for nearly 6 years and why it took my good friend Jamie Arion 4 years to even try the Advocare products. Safety was my main concern…
So, my question to you. Do you have a ton of knowledge about healthy foods (internally) and all kinds of ways to exercise, but struggle with consistency on the basics?
Well, as you can see, I can relate 100%. Here’s the thing, my friends, consistency and application are the keys to success.
Point in case… a program that we just finished called the “Inner Circle” was 8 elite clients and coaches of mine and we ONLY worked on FIVE exercises. I kid you not, for ten weeks all we did was five exercises (squat, swing, dead-lift, pull-ups and pushups) and you would not believe the absolutely incredible changes most of these people experienced in their bodies. Inches gained in the right places, inches lost in the right places and more strength gains than I have ever seen in 13yrs in the industry.
So, and finally, what can you do different today that will help you with APPLICATION? Is it;
- Finding an accountability partner
- Is it joining a group (like the running club)
- Or maybe hiring a personal trainer… I might know some people for you 🙂
Just work on consistent application, stop worrying about knowledge and focus on doing one thing different this week that can start you on the path to long term success!
It is my hearts desire for you, become everything you have ever dreamed about becoming and reach goals you have hidden away in your own private thoughts. Today is that day you APPLY and BECOME.