Today I want to share with you the story of George.
I'll be honest. Some of the details are a little sketchy. This was a long time ago. I'm not even certain his name was George.
Regardless, we will go with the name George. His story brings up an important thought process that I was you to you weave into your mindset fabric.
The first person that I ever met that had results at a gym, or anywhere else for that matter, was an older dude named George.
I was a brand new fitness staff member at the Plymouth Athletic Club (PAC for short) in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
PAC was a growing facility in what used to be a racquetball club from back in the 1970s. It was a good place to get my start in fitness.
One day I was doing my job and talking with the members when one gentleman in particular caught my attention. He came in at the same time each day and did pretty much the same thing.
One afternoon I approached him and struck up a conversation while he was on the elliptical trainer.
His story, in a nutshell, was that he had lost like 100 pounds or something crazy like that.
I was pretty amazed. He was the first person that I had spoken to that had lost a bunch of weight. I was truly impressed.
I asked him what he did and he was pretty matter of fact. Apparently he just did 20 minutes of cardio and the weight machine circuit 3 days per week.
The weight just fell off this man.
Sounds like losing 100 pounds is pretty easy.
It certainly was for George.
Unfortunately this guys story is pretty abnormal.
Today I was use this story to highlight two points.
Point #1: You can lose weight and get fit doing pretty much anything. If you are consistent and stay the course results will usually happen.
Point #2: Just because it is easy for one person doesn't mean it's going to be easy for you.
I've heard of people losing weight doing many different things that I don't endorse. The key isn't the program or the routine; it's never about that. It's about doing whatever you are doing LONG TERM.
It's about staying true to what you are doing, for the right reasons and keeping with it!
Some plans will be easier than others. Some plans with be harder than others. Some will be easy for one and harder for another and vice versa.
These are facts. Doing what George did won't guarantee you success.
Weight loss can be easy but it isn't always that way.
If your goal is to lose weight prepare to work hard and do it for a long time. Prepare to have setbacks along the way. You may be like George and the weight may fall off but that's not likely to happen.
Fight the good fight. Be strong. Remember that strength is a choice! Choose to win the battle and win the war. Adjust the plan as you go but never give up. NEVER.