The fitness industry is packed with products, diets and fads that claim to make you lean and fit with no effort. None of them are very effective yet those products generate sales, mainly because they are marketed in a way that triggers emotional responses. Then they offer a quick fix to a common cause of “misery”, they trick people into believe they’ll get an athlete’s body without putting the time and work.
We live in a instant-gratification oriented culture and we buy into anything that fits that idea.
Name any successful person, be it in sports, politics, arts… and I guarantee that behind his/her mastery there’re thousands of hours of hard work and dedication.
Getting fit also requires dedication; behind any fit person there’s hard work, a lean body is just the byproduct of working out. There aren’t any shortcuts, quick fixes or get-lean-in-5-days products.
Sure you can do 15-20 minutes super intense workouts, and that’s something I support as a Personal Trainer for busy people. My training system is built mainly around these type of training sessions, they are very effective when done right. But still you must put the work, you need to understand that one workout a week won’t get you anywhere.
Learn how to do things you don’t feel like, that is the ultimate piece of advice to succeed, in fitness, life, work, business… My best case studies come from clients who overcame the barrier of mental limitations, and worked out regardless how they felt.
All the best,