Self Efficacy

The major difference between people who lose weight and the people who don’t, is the people who do lose weight believe in themself. You have to make a one year commitment. The reason why it has to be one year is because it can take a while to see the results you want. Even if you do dedicate yourself, you may not really notice the changes in your body because it happens so slowly.

When you look at the scale for example, you can and will gain weight. This could be water weight or it could be muscle. Consequently, people become greatly unmotivated and discouraged because of the number on the scale. The other issue is, it’s not easy to avoid the foods you love.   It also is not easy to dedicate yourself to difficult workouts. Remember this though, there is no such thing as a bad workout. Just go to the gym. Eventually it will all become a habit so instinctual you do not have to think twice about.

Eventually though, and this is important, you will see results. You shirt size and your pants size will change. Friends and family will start to see it and compliment you. Those words of affirmation will keep you going. By committing to one year, you will find it very difficult to go back to your old lifestyle. And that is what bodybuilding, fitness, and athletics is all about. It is not a fad diet, it’s a lifestyle.

The way you set this goal is by realizing that you are going to have to do things that make you uncomfortable. Building muscle and losing weight do create alot of stress on your body. Some people love to hate on this culture because it is so easy to just be fat and out of shape. They believe it to be a swamp full of “bros”, or even hoes. When this culture is simply an act of self love and self discipline. The simple act of believing that you can change yourself, creates a new sense of control that is iconic to the central philosophy of stoicism. Yes, even Socrates knew of this too.

“It is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.”–

Socrates

 

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