Before we go on, let’s understand that the meaning of “Achieve” is … to carry out successfully!
So what’s the answer? It’s in the meaning “carry out successfully” ….
How do you do that? CONSISTENCY! CONSISTENCY! CONSISTENCY! and something else you may want to try is CONSISTENCY! Regardless of what your goal is in life, there is generally one way to achieve it and that is a lot of hard work and sacrifice…You get out what you put in!
Let’s use university as an example:
In order to get a degree you must turn up to class, not be half asleep and pay attention. You also must study and not just flip through a few pages of your text book and then say ‘ok I’ll watch some tv or go to the pub’. You need to read the material, absorb it and reproduce it in a test…. unless you’re a freak. And yes there will be a small percentage of the population that won’t have to put half the effort in, but if you were in this group, you would not be reading this!
Now, let’s apply this theory to weight loss/body recomposition. Training/exercise is turning up to class: you need to put effort in to your workouts, not just turn up. Just ‘turning up’ to class is only going to earn you so many points. There comes a time when you need to pay attention to get better grades; and if you want more out of your workout, you need to push harder!
The next part – diet/nutrition – is the homework, and yes, some people don’t need to study as hard as others. But guess what, if lack of study is not improving your grades, it just means you need to fucken study more!! No one ever achieved anything meaningful without working for it, and no one ever said it was easy!!!!! If you’re trying to get a degree in fat loss, then you need to put in the effort. The teacher doesn’t give a shit if you forgot to do your homework or that it was a friend’s birthday and I couldn’t read that book or had a late night, etc, etc…
Are you 12 years old? We expect shit like this from children. It’s time to grow up a little. Excuses will achieve ZERO… hang on I’ll recalculate that to make sure the number is correct… yes ZERO results! If you want better marks, then don’t make excuses: do the required work!
And if you’re trying to achieve a Masters Degree or a Doctorate, you can bet your bottom dollar you are going to have to study harder and for a fucken longer time than most other students.
She definitely has been turning up to class and doing her homework
These things don’t happen overnight, and 1 or 2 days of study ain’t going to do much. Even 2-3 weeks means nothing, it’s simply a start: think of how long it took you to put on the weight on!
It is delusional to think that a month of half-baked training and nutrition will make it magically disappear. We all have to scarifice things to get to where we’re going. At uni you may need to give up most of your partying to get the marks you want… but you don’t have to give it up forever.
Everyone is looking for that quick fix or magical pill. I’ve got one for you: it’s called hard work and sacrifice.
You need to devote yourself to your goals to attain them… if something is hindering your progress and you need to cut it out, well that’s what you need to do to get the job done. People find this hard because they like “stuff” and don’t want to go without. Just because you like it doesn’t mean anything. Kids like shitting their pants and scribbling on your car upholstery, junkies like heroin, and most students like good marks but they don’t like studying for them!
So if you wind up going backwards or stalling out, don’t fucken whinge… get back on track, get out of your comfort zone and stay CONSISTENT!
As my Sifu used to say: “when in doubt, do what your coach told you to do in the first place”!