“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not do.” Mark Twain
Growing up, I was always overweight. I got picked on a lot as a kid, and some of that has stuck with me. I still get insecure about taking off my shirt at the pool! As far as my physical fitness is concerned, I’ve always had one goal: To look good with my shirt off! Even though I workout 6 days a week, I’ve run marathons, and I am pretty active,
I’ve never been able to get there!
I’ve been doing P90X for about a year now. I thought I was in the best shape of my life and I was excited to take off my shirt at the pool! Well, I got my opportunity in front of some of my family. I thought they were going to stand in awe of my fantastic physique! Little did I know, I was in for a reality check!
The next day, one of the people that was with me, who I respect very much, confronted me. He said, “Bubba, one area you need accountability in is what you eat, because you don’t look so great!” After a little self evaluation, I recognized that he was right, I wasn’t anywhere near where I wanted to be. That conversation was a catalyst to change in my life.
My theory before that was I could eat whatever I wanted because I worked out that day. Not true! You really only burn off about half a meal while working out! I started tracking my calories and came to the conclusion that I was consuming 4,000-5,000 calories a day while only burning 300-600!
After studying out the P90X diet plan, I’ve come to the following conclusions:
Working Out + Bad Eating Habits = No Results (Look like Crap)
Working Out + Good Eating Habits = Results City (Look awesome)
It’s about developing healthy eating habits. It requires discipline, but they payoff is awesome! It’s been a little over a month of me tracking calories, following a strict diet, and working hard, and I’m starting to see some great results!
I’m so glad someone was willing to speak the truth in love to me. I’ve now made a healthy lifestyle change.
If you struggle with weight issues or are looking to get in better shape, I’d encourage you to get educated on the BeachBody Forums – great information on here about working out, nutrition, etc.
Hope this helps you get physically fit!