Saturday, January 22, 2011

Calculating Failure Into The Equation

There are so many things out to choose from as far as losing weight or getting toned. People will try anything from surgery to different work outs and diets. Do they all just not work? Good ones or bad, they all come from some sort of background where it worked for somebody out there. If you try anything and stick with it, it's most likely bound to work. So why doesn't it?

People don't calculate failure into the equation when they are trying to hit a fitness goal. Most of the things out there have a high failure rate. Meaning it may work but eventually you are bound to fail. There's so many advertisements out there about someone who competed a certain amount of days on a work out, or drug, or post surgery and they look great (though a lot of times its scams and the photos are taken in reverse). What they don't tell you is how many people have tried it and abandoned it. The abandonment rate.

All those solutions work for someone, but not all for you. Be realistic. Can you really work out like that every day for the rest of your life? Can you truly be on that drug for the rest of your life? Can you be on that stringent diet for the rest of your life? Can you sustain that post surgery body for the rest of your life?

If you can't sustain it for the rest of your life it will never work. Yes this work out or diet worked for someone. There are also people who can hold their breath for over 6 minutes. Doesn't mean something that hard is something you will be able to accomplish. It's not impossible, but why bet the farm on a 1% chance? It's not about gimmicks or diets, it's about lifestyle changes and not looking for something temporary but forever.

Before you spend all that money on that surgery, ask yourself, can you and do you even know how to sustain that new body? Before you try that work out where you have to train 2 hours every day, can you really do that forever? Be rational. Almost every weight loss show has a high percentage of cast members who gain the weight back. It was not sustainable for them.
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