Wednesday, September 8, 2010

So do you do......?

fill in the blank, The Zone, South Beach, Atkins, weightloss shakes, diet plan, blah, blah, blah.

What's your magic pill, drink, workout, plan. Uh guess there is not one magic solution to being in shape. OH I guess there is one, go back in time and tell your teenage self "Don't eat all that crap! LIft some weights, run, don't walk, that's the key to staying young"

Though I have the vague feeling my teenage self would've said "WTH are you? You're old, why should I listen to you, I can eat whatever I want to!"

So like I said there is no magic do this, and you will look 10 years younger. Everyone is different, we're unique. If someone tries to sell you some cookie cutter one plan, one diet fits all, well to put it mildly, they are full of SH*T!

Research, try different food plans, try different ways of working out, it will take you a while to figure out what works for you. I wish there was a magic drink; drink this and your ass will look like an 18 year olds, but there isn't.

It takes hard work. Yep hard work, you should be a sweaty stinky mess after a workout, if you're not, well you didn't work out. You should be eating real food. Yep real food, no magic shakes, cookies, no eat this 1200 calorie plan and you'll look awesome.

1200 calories and most of us would be crazy lunatics, ready to snap the most innocent person's head off for even saying hi to us. Hell at 1200 calories, I'd probably be out stalking someone in the woods, ready to become a cannibal.

So as much as we'd love it to be true, there is no one size fits all when it comes to health. Find what works for you, not what works for your neighbor. Find someone who writes a training plan, nutrition plan for you, not some cookie cutter plan. Work hard, and you'll be rewarded.

1 comment:

  1. Well Kermane, my 16 year old self would have told you to back off (but with a much worse word LOL) and that I CAN eat whatever I want. I totally get what you are saying. Because I could eat whatever I wanted from middle school until I got pregnant (i was 25). Unfortunately that meant I thought I could STILL eat whatever I wanted after pregnancy and not gain weight. Um, nope!
    Great blog today.
    BTW, you'll get a kick out of this, but I'm currently on 1200 or less cals!! Hahaha. Next week I'm going for the 2500-3000 mark though. :) Gonna get some pb's I hope.