It looks like Blackdragon is doing all my work for me these days. He's written…
A big problem I see with the mindset of the human race in general, is the notion that you can hit a certain level in life; be it income, body fat %, relationships etc., and just kick back and do nothing.
It doesn’t work.
In fact, the only thing that does work, is work itself.
It’s the little secret that everyone seems to be hiding. Whatever value you have in your life, you must put in work to preserve that value, otherwise you lose it.
I see a lot of Men Over 40 on Twitter who simply want to ‘get healthy’, without having a long-term plan beyond that. Where are the long-term goals? Where is the system that gets them reliable results without working too hard?
And that’s the key with systems – both diet and training. They’re designed to get you maximum results, with minimum effort (although this minimum effort is still more than what most people do).
Most Men Over 40 tend to be sedentary, office-based, and don’t have complete control over their diet and their caloric intake. Their friends are losing muscle and testosterone with age, and they don’t want to follow the same path.
Systems are designed to overcome these problems on a DAILY basis, with ease over the long-term (once they become habits).
You can’t slack off. You can’t get complacent. It’s like in business – you need to be aware of what’s going on, and stay one step ahead of the competition.
Here’s three reasons why:
It Actually Takes MORE Work Long-Term
If you lose weight and get down to 15% body fat, yet fail to maintain it, it’s a matter of time until you get depressed at 20% body fat. You know what you’re capable of, and 20% is crap compared to 15%. Problem is, you now have ~10 weeks worth of work to get back down there, and it’s all because you settled.
Settling creates more future work.
2) You Never Learn The Crucial Skill Of ‘Lock-In’
There’s a big difference between ‘settling’, and ‘lock-in’. Settling is highly dangerous and largely unconscious. ‘Lock-in’ is an absolutely critical skill you must learn for long-term leanness, and it’s a very conscious decision to ‘lock-in’ a lower body fat % (or lower your set-point).
Without this skill, your life will be in a perpetual state of dieting. You’ll never be able to fully focus on other areas without trying to constantly lose weight. This is commonly known as ‘yo-yo-ing’.
It’s stressful, energy consuming, and makes you FAR more prone to muscle loss. Whereas if you actually learn how to get 15% body fat ‘on-lock’, your life becomes far easier long-term.
I give you an extensive plan for achieving this with OMAD in the Ultimate Intermittent Fasting course.
3) You Never Learn How To Integrate Fitness Into Your Lifestyle
This is closely linked to point #2, but there’s a few other points I’d like to bring up. Things like intuitive eating (for a previously overweight male) are very advanced levels as far as Intermittent Fasting is concerned, and will take years to develop.
But somewhere in the middle ground lies the ability for Men Over 40 to be able to go out for a meal with family or friends, and make the correct decisions (or just simply not fuck up). You’re the executive in your own life, and you’ve got to own the responsibility that comes with that. And it isn’t going to happen if you allow complacency to creep in.
Complacency isn’t static. Complacency is more of an increasing negative over time, and it seeps into all the other areas of your life. It’s critical that you avoid this by maintaining some level of goal-setting, within the context of your Intermittent Fasting and full body training systems (the Bond program will change your training for life).
Learn how to maintain these ‘higher levels’ with effective systems that don’t take too much work (but you MUST maintain focus and be fully aware of what’s happening).
And life is good.
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