Nothing is impossible when it comes to building an attractive and sexy body.
If you’re overweight, you can lose fat, build muscle, get 6 pack abs and have a body you and everyone else around you finds attractive.
If you’re underweight and skinny, you can build muscle, add lean mass to your skinny frame and build a body that will drive the opposite sex crazy.
Yes, genetics are an obstacle, but they are far from the biggest obstacle in our way. It’s possible to out train and out smart bad genetics, often it’s our attitude and self doubt that give us the greatest resistance when it comes to building our ideal body.
Am I Worth It?
It’s something we might not readily admit, but a lot of us feel we don’t deserve to have a great body. We feel that the body we are given is who we are meant to be, and it’s going to take too much hard work and dedication to change it. Who am I to have a great body? I’m not blessed with one, so why even try?
Well, every one of us is worth it. Get passed that attitude and commit yourself to being the best you can possibly be, and I’m not just talking about building a sexy body, bring this attitude to every aspect of your life and start realizing that you are worth everything you can possibly achieve.
Is IT Worth It?
If you find a program that says your transformation is going to be easy, it’s a lie.
If you’re not completely committed to making this change, you’re not going to get the results you want. The perfect plan can be laid out in front of you (or me), and if we don’t want it bad enough, if we’re not willing to make the necessary sacrifices, if we’re not willing to truly bust our arses in the gym – the results won’t be there.
So ask yourself, is it worth it?
I say it’s not going to be easy because it isn’t. It’s going to be tough, it requires a lot of hard work and a lot of sacrifice, which a lot of people will find to be a bit too much. They want this body, they want this athleticism, speed and power, but they don’t really want to do the work it requires to achieve this body.
Here are some helpful steps to take:
- Set short term goals to stay motivated.
- Find a program and see it to its end.
- Identify “missions” – like a wedding or a reunion or a competition as your end goal. Keep your smaller goals to 1-3 months and your “end goal” to a much longer time.
- Write down why you want this body. Is it to be alive for your kid’s wedding? Is it to be more confident because….? Whatever that emotional reason is, write it down. This is what will get you to the gym when it’s the last thing you want to be doing.
Anything we can come up with to get out of hard work will be used as a way out. We ask ourselves questions like, “do I have the time?” and “do I have the money?”.
When I began the program I developed that lead to my transformation, I shortened my workouts from 5-6, 1.5 hour sessions a week, to 3-4, 30-40 minute sessions a week. Quality beats quantity any day of the week, something it took me years to understand.
I also thought it was going to take years to build muscle. Years of not having fun, eating “perfectly” and working out all day everyday, but that’s not how it was at all. It took me 8 months to add 32 lbs of lean muscle mass. I had also spent the previous 7 or 8 years adding no lean muscle mass simply because I wasn’t working smart. I was working hard, even too long, but I was definitely not training smart.
Building a body that boosts confidence, athleticism, and helps us live longer, more energetic and healthier lives is possible. Sometimes we just have to get out of our own way.
What was a key to you building you ideal body?
If you’re not there yet, which one of these excuses are you making most often? Is there another one you make?