Thou shall keep the Holiday pounds off this season.
Thou shall have no other foods before me. Me meaning the “Square Meal”, a solid setup of Protein, Carbs and Fats. A balanced meal that will keep you full of energy and the protein flowing for recovery. Before you take another sweet potato, make sure you have cleaned off the chicken, veggies, other essential foods necessary to keep your body in peak condition.
Thou shall not make for yourself an idol. I know everyone likes to do the whole motivational figure situation, but for me and what i suggest is not to do this. EVERYONE is different, different metabolism, different strengths and weaknesses, different body type. So that means different results, don’t beat yourself up over how one of your friends lost 20lbs on some fad diet, do what works for you, and you will have results that Fit Your Life. Stick to a solid clean diet and consistent workout regiment and you will have the results meant for YOU.
Thou shall not take the name of thy trainer in vain. If you are taking a class, using a personal trainer, doing an at home workout video or even a printed workout program. Do not blame the system, trainer or product, results come in time. You must be patient and persistent, keep at it. Take accountability for your training and diet. If the results aren’t coming, push harder, keep your diet more in check, always something you can improve on.
Thou shall remember to take a day(s) of rest. Recovery, let’s say it again, recovery. It is key to results, you can’t work out every day, and get 4 hours of sleep a night and expect to get great results. If you train hard, you need to sleep a solid amount, you need to take days off from the gym. I myself do a 4 day a week program, taking Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday off. It works for “me”. Eat well, sleep extra, and relax on your “off” days, that will promote a healthier you.
Honor your family and friends. As your results come, you will bring happiness to your friends and family members faces. They will ask you what changes you have made, what adjustments to life you have done. You will spring a new sense of inspiration to your surrounding people in your life, your hard work will push them and motivate them to make healthier life decisions.
Thou shall not kill your consistency. If the results aren’t coming in the time “you” want them to. You are NOT allowed to stop, that’s called quitting, and quitters never get what they want, because they don’t believe they deserve it inside. you have to want it, and want to work for it. It’s a mental game as well.
Thou shall not cheat on your diet. People! Diet is 85%, so if you are at the gym, doing an hour of cardio, 30 minutes of weights and some stretching….. and you eat a Big Mac…. you just wasted your time. If you are on a solid and balanced diet, and you get distracted, you are not only cheating yourself, but also your results.
Thou shall not steal results. After infomercial and infomercial, you have seen it all. Cookie diets, pills, juices, everything and anything you can think of to give you those “easy” results. Look, here is the breakdown, easily lost, easily gained back. Solid results, are consistent results, results from hardworking, not from over working your adrenal gland with a diet pill for results, but ruining your body in the process.
Thou shall not lie about results. Once results are on the way, you need to make sure you got everything straight. In your mind you know that keeping your diet strict and clean is WHY you are getting your results, that because you finish those last reps that burn on each set is WHY you are getting toned. that all the benefits you are experiencing from your training is because you ARE dedicated and will continue to live a better, healthier life.
Thou shall not covet your neighbors results. Jealously does nothing but make you discouraged. Like we touched on in the past commandments, you are you, your results are your results, your diet is your diet, you get the point… Basically, when training with a partner, or team. Be glad for their results, they will be glad for yours, it promotes team morale for you and them. Worry about your results, and you will get them. Worry about everyone else’s results, and you will forget about yours.
“So it shall be written, so it shall be done”
This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 1:26 pm.