|We all want effortless abs|
The process to lose the first 5lbs will not be the same process to lose the other 30lbs
By Sam Yang - Get similar updates here
The magazine cover look. It's the aspiration the fitness industry is selling. Infomercials use heat sensor vision on abs to show you that with just 6 minutes a day, you too can have shredded abs. You barely have to change your diet or lifestyle.
But it's not effortless. It takes quite a bit of effort. The point no one is talking about is what it costs to achieve that "look."
Unless you were born with perfect genetics, you have to work for it. There are real trade-offs and the person looking to lose 10 or more pounds will have trade more than the person looking to only lose 3-4lbs. If you're already lean and made a lot of sacrifices getting there, but want to take it up a notch further, are you willing to trade even more? What are you willing to give up? What more are you willing to do? What more are you humanly capable of? Is it even safe? Would you even be happier?
You have to know what the costs are so you can make an informed choice. This way you can get the body you really want while living the life you really enjoy. The fitness industry wants you to know all the perks of looking lean, they don't want you to know how difficult it is. There afraid you don't have the right mindset, that you're weak, lazy, and ultimately that you won't buy their product or services if they are honest with you. I always think it's best to be transparent and to know the pros and cons to make an informed decision about your body and life. How lean you want to get really depends on your priorities and values.
I came across this infographic by the good people at Precision Nutrition and it couldn't be explained any simpler. Take a look, print it out, and share it with friends.
See the infographic: Cost Of Getting Lean Infographic
My name is Sam Yang. I'm a martial artist, entrepreneur, fitness nerd, information geek, and productivity nut. For more useful information, join my newsletter. You can also connect to All Out Effort on Facebook and Twitter.