This is a guest post by Matthew Perry.
I am one of those “visual” people…meaning, if you are going to try to explain something to me you better bring a pen and paper or make sure that I already have some props stored in my memory bank. And no, drawing with your hands in the air does not work either.
So to make a point about how YOU can change your food consumption and exercise program, try to picture this:
Picture the last time you were cruising down the highway at let’s say 80 miles an hour, and it had been a while, maybe a good 30-40 minutes. Then someone pulled out in front of you bringing your speed down to 60 miles an hour…(what a jerk!). That horrible feeling, that feeling of just barely moving starts to set in. You are stuck behind this person and it is just agonizing, you cannot even imagine driving this slow…who drives this slow!
So now you’re stuck for a while going 60 miles an hour. Once you’re over the piss off, you actually get used to the speed and conform and then it just feels normal.
What does driving down the highway have to do with exercise and diet?
Well really not much or anything at all…except the feeling of change.
When you first start an exercise program it can feel awkward. But after you stick with it, it feels NORMAL. The trick is getting through that period of “change”. Once you give into the change and accept the new routine it feels great…like, how did I never do this before?!
And food intake is the exact same way. You might go from eating ice-cream every night to only once a week. Wholly crap…that would be like going from 100 mph to maybe 20…but after you get used to 20, it just feels NORMAL…
If you want to get ahead in life with this exercise and diet stuff, then pay attention to your reaction to change.
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Cheers to your health and fitness,