If I took a million people and told them, “If you don't run fifteen kilometers today, you will lose every possession and every Rand you have,” guess what – every single one of them would run fifteen kilometers.
As a matter of fact, they'd do whatever I asked them to do.
They'd do a hundred pushups, run fifteen kilometers, and swim a kilometer.
Why? Because the motivation is intense enough.
They have the physical body to do it. The mechanics are all there. Human beings can get the job done. They can work out. And if you want to badly enough, so can you.
SO WHY DON'T YOU?
We've come to the realization that the problem is 99.9% mental because mechanically everyone is built the same. If, then, you have the ability to work out, why don't you?
Most people naturally want to be in shape and look their best possible. Why aren't we doing what it takes to get there? It's mental. If you have two arms and two legs, your heart is beating, and the doctor says it's okay, then you have the same inherent ability that every other human being walking the planet has. So why aren't you using that?
Now that we've determined that the mechanics are there, what about the programs?How many times have you heard someone say, “The program I'm on just isn't working. That's why I can never get into shape. ”Here's a little secret that we've discovered: Most of the workout programs out there work very well. Any program that provides a sound cardio and strength training workout and an easy-to-follow nutritional program will be effective. But the best program in the world does not work unless you do. You have to be consistent, and you have to stick with it long enough to achieve results.
With any new activity, there tends to be this honeymoon phase we go through. Maybe it lasts a week, maybe it lasts three weeks. You could start kayaking, you could become a swimmer, you could sign up for a new spinning class. You could do yoga, you could jog, you could take up triathlons. No matter what you do, it's going to work only if you do it long enough for it to work. If you get bored after a couple of weeks and quit, you're going to end up right back where you started.
The supercomputer between your ears is what we need to discipline and train to get your life truly turned around. If we can change your mind we can change your body. Most fitness fads are built around the idea that someone has created a new and unique workout that's better than anything else out there. Somebody comes up with a niche or a gimmick or some new-fangled machine. That's not going to cut it, guys. What we need to change is your mind. Once your mind changes, everything else follows.