YOU are your own worst enemy

When it comes to improving your physique and fitness levels, the toughest obstacle you can often come up against, is yourself. Granted, there will be certain factors that get in the way which are out of your control, but most of the time it's yourself. Let me explain.



If you don't have any medical problems, no current or permanent injuries, then you will be able to train and get into good shape, the only thing that could stop you, is yourself. Is changing your physique easy? not at all, is changing your lifestyle easy? not at all, but are they possible? of course! Getting up in the morning to train is hard, prepping your food for a few days takes effort, being strict with your nutrition takes dedication, working your ass off in the gym takes commitment. BUT....

There will be a voice in your head, one telling you to quit and take a nap, or to sit on the couch and have a few beers. Things won't be easy, you're going to burn, you're going to sweat, you're going to be tired, you're going to feel sick. Those are all things that the body does not like, so it will do it's best to urge you to stop. You have to push through the tough times.

You will get invited to parties, out to bars, clubbing, drinking, takeaways and so on. YOU are the one to say no, or to say yes but keeping everything on track!. YOU are the one to refuse the bad food, to refuse the alcohol, and to stick to your nutrition and training. If you want to go from 20 stone down to 12, you have to give it your all. If you want to go from 'skin and bones' to Dwayne Johnson, you have to give it your all. Going into a nutrition and fitness plan 'half hearted' will give you half of the results, or probably less than half actually.

Other people may tell you, you can't do it, that it's a waste of time. Want my advice on how to deal with those people? Give the finger and prove them wrong. There are two main reasons why people say things like that - 1) because they are overweight themselves and have tried and failed miserably at getting fit. 2) because they are in shape, and you make them look better. Both reasons are selfish to those people. Don't let them bring you down and stop you from doing what you want to do. You have to be strong minded and fight against the negativity.

You really can be your own worst enemy, but you know what? keep fighting, keep trying, keep getting back up when you get knocked down, and believe me, you will succeed. I once got told a saying from a very wise man - "those who succeed do fail, often more than once, but they never ever give up, and that's why they succeed".

Have a great weekend!

Lee Gregory Fitness

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