You can’t half-ass it

You have not worked out in quite some time but you finally decided to change that. Most advice would tell you to start slow, do a few easy sessions a week, and then ramp it up.

I think this is the worst thing you can do and one of the biggest reasons why most people don’t stay consistent. Instead, you should start by doing 1 hour every day for 3 months.

Taking it slow is keeping you stuck in the hopeless attempt to make getting healthy a side project.

Trying to compromise and argue your way out of the work that needs to be done. 

Looking for the easy way where there is none. 

Training sometimes needs to be hard. It sometimes is not enjoyable. It takes a lot of time.

You will often have to discipline yourself to do the workouts.

And when all your discipline is built on “Let’s ease into it”, the chances of your success are slim.

Only if your discipline is built on “I’m doing it, no matter what” will you consistently put the work in.

Building this discipline is the main goal of the first months of training. 

All the physical changes are great but are gone again in the blink of an eye if you don’t keep training.

The routine and discipline will stick with you if you go 100% from the beginning.

Because you spent 3 months, 7 hours a week, dedicated only to yourself and your health.

Telling yourself and your subconscious that you value yourself and that you are willing to do hard things for your own good. 

Working on your health and fitness will keep you busy for the rest of your life.

The sooner you get used to it, the easier it will become. 

So go cold-turkey on your un-fitness, put a daily event in your calendar called “Me go strong!” and in 3 months your life will be changed. The hard way.