You cannot imagine how depressed saying those words makes me feel. I want it to stop. I’m bustin’ my hump but not seeing the results I should."
"I knew I had to get off the roller-coaster of restarting-getting stronger-reinjuring myself-quitting again. Honestly, I’d rather be out of shape than live in pain. Seriously, can you help?! At this point, I’m willing to do exactly what you recommend, whatever it takes!"
Please tell me how to MAKE it. I work for a living, hard, every day. If exercise takes hours AND leaves me with no energy, what good is it? Isn’t there a REALISTIC alternative?"
It seemed to them, that they felt "normal" but one day (and it really only felt like a couple weeks had passed), they went from being slightly unfit from the teeter-totter of taking a break to SUDDENLY realizing they had fallen in a pit with no idea how to climb out.
The HARDEST PART OF ALL? Even those who work their butts off trying to course-correct their fitness, get hormonally-derailed by pop fat-loss schemes, and physiologically "insane" exercise programs. Don’t get me started on "sketchy" supplements and media darling "guarantees…"
Combine these ill-routed efforts, and you create a hormonal-environment which feels worse than being "out of shape" – instead, stress chemistry makes them feel lethargic and incompetent; like they’re making excuses, rationalizing their "failures" and frankly, beginning to feel that maybe everyone is right, and they’re just getting "old."
~ 73% of Americans report working out at least 1/week; 27% of Americans report working out 20 minutes/day ~ 64% of Americans are either obese or very overweight; 36% of Americans get proper exercise ~ 3 out of 100 people feel that they’re in great shape… 3%!
Let’s translate this to a bottom-line: Those who workout for 20 minutes per day get proper exercise and aren’t obese or very overweight. There is some spill-over (about 9% who have biochemical issues which must be understood better) but let’s look at this 20 minute phenomenon more closely.
For the people who achieve the results they want, ~ it’s not about genetics (I’ve trained the most crisis stressed vocations in human history, many of them as genetically disadvantaged as myself); ~ It’s not the about the best gym (oh, you can sometimes find "it" there, but you can, with greater likelihood find…