Building a Better Body, One Brick at a Time
The answers are obvious. If only we would adopt the same patient, nurturing mother's or farmer's mindset towards getting in shape, then no one would waste their money on "fast abs" or "exercise in a bottle" or any such silliness ever again. We would understand that one must sow first, then reap the harvest, but that you can't sow and reap in the same season.
If you ever get frustrated with the rate of progress in your fitness or weight loss program (and who doesn't?), just remember: Success is always guaranteed to the persistent. Nothing in the world can stop someone who knows what they want and is willing to continue paying the price until they get it. It just takes time.
Become the architect and builder of your own dream body. You WILL build the body you want eventually if you're patient enough and you refuse to quit. And set your goals HIGH! Create a fantastic blueprint. Michelangelo said, "The greatest danger is not that we set our goals too high and miss them, the greatest danger is that we set our goals too low and we reach them." Envision a castle -- a veritable Taj Mahal of a body! There's nothing wrong with building castles in the sky, as long as you patiently work at putting the foundations underneath them. There are very few unrealistic goals, only goals with unrealistic deadlines.
So keep laying those "bricks" -- every day, one at a time -- and sure enough, eventually, you'll build yourself a palace.
Tom Venuto is a certified personal trainer, natural bodybuilder and author of the #1 best selling diet e-book, Burn the Fat, Feed The Muscle. You can get info on Tom's e-book at www.burnthefat.com. To get Tom's free monthly e-zine, visit www.fitren.com.