EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: FAST TRACK TO FAILURE?

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: We live in an age where everything is instant.When we want something, we want it now.High speed broadband, instant coffee, self-serve checkouts, instant downloads, instant messenger; the list goes on and on. We have become used to not having to wait for anything.Turn on YouTube to upload a video and if we have to wait longer than 10 seconds for it to load, we will lose interest and move onto another.People get frustrated if they have to queue, are stuck in traffic or get stuck behind a slow driver.When it comes to weight loss, health and fitness, the same expectations apply. We live in an age where someone is disappointed if they only lose a pound per week when on a weight loss programme.Guys who are looking to build muscle are turning to P.E.D’s so they can get to where they want to be as fast as possible.People are always looking for the quickest way to get in shape while doing the least amount of work.Diet companies promise unsustainable weight loss statistics in an attempt to attract the most customers.The problem with always looking for the quickest way to do anything, is when you finally reach your goal, you will probably go back to your starting point just as quick, if not quicker. How’s that for high speed?Goals have to be realistic.I had a conversation with a woman who wanted to lose weight for a family event that was 10 months down the road.She wanted to lose 2 stone for the event but was getting frustrated that the weight was coming off too slowly. She was ONLY losing 1lb per week.It was getting to the point where she was so frustrated that she felt like giving up.2 stone is 28lbs.There are roughly 40 weeks in 10 months.28lbs divided into 40 weeks is 0.7lbs per week.She was .3lbs a week over what she needed, which means if she kept going she would have nearly 3 stone off come the event.Yet she was ready to quit!Why??She was ready to quit because she was being influenced by was she saw and heard through the media, internet, friends and her work colleagues.They were all telling her that she should be losing more weight, faster than she was losing it so why bother trying at all?Great advice, huh?Misinformation and negativity like this makes it very hard for people when they set out on their goals.You feel as if you should always be getting there faster.You lose 5lbs the first week, so you want 10lbs the next, then 20lbs and so on.It is completely unrealistic to expect goals like this to be achieved or sustainable if they are reached.If you actually manage to reach them in this manner, it would be like bungee jumping.You start (jump)…Speed towards your goal (the descent)…Reach your goal (bungee at full stretch)…Then get snapped right back to where you started, because the manner in which you got there wasn’t realistic or sustainable.If you have a goal, allow yourself plenty of time to get there.Once you reach it, keeping it will be easy.#TrainSmartIf you have any question on this article or for getting atailored program to help you reach your goals, please contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: FAST TRACK TO FAILURE? was last modified: May 26th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:emmet rushefastrack to failurefitness columnlast_img

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