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The Burden that is Weight Management

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, DIY Fitness Equipment & Reviews, Uncategorizedby Matt

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Is this really what we should devote our efforts towards?

Is this really what we should devote our efforts towards?

In the past, I’ve come across various prosperity coaches who teach that you can do the most good for yourself, and the world, once you get yourself in a strong financial position.

If you’re constantly applying your lifestyle resources towards just paying the bills you have far less resources left over to bring yourself, and the rest of the world, to a better place. Once you’re financially strong you don’t have to spend so much energy just to keep your head above water and you can help other’s.

In other words; get the whole money thing out of the way so that it’s not as much of an obstacle towards more important things in life.

I have the same belief when it comes to fitness and weight management.

If you’re spending most of your lifestyle resources towards losing or maintaining weight loss then you’re essentially working hard just to stay afloat. If you can get to place where staying lean is pretty easy you can apply your efforts towards higher purposes.

There was a time, not too long ago, where the majority of my efforts were spent towards just ensuring that I could stay lean. So much of my energy was focused on getting leaner and staying lean. I didn’t have much left over towards more rewarding pursuits in fitness much less other activities in life.

From a fitness perspective, I was spending all of my resources towards just paying the bills and putting food on the table.

I’m happy to say that I’ve reached the point in my own fitness career where my athletic efforts are tuned towards developing a body that brings enjoyment and fun. Working hard primarily to stay lean is a long distant memory.

It’s for this reason, that I believe that weight loss and weight management should be a short and relatively minor aspect of one’s healthy lifestyle. It need not become an all consuming long term endeavor.

If you have weight to lose then use calorie hacking and an intense program to get the weight off as quickly as possible. It doesn’t have to become a lifestyle or an all consuming daily undertaking. That would be a darn shame.

Once the weight is off, developing simple calorie balance skills will ensure you always stay lean with minimal resource expenditure. At that point you’re free to explore the higher levels of health and fitness that will be far more rewarding than just a number on a scale.

In other words get the whole weight loss thing taken care of and out of the way so you’ll free up the lifestyle resources to pursue higher levels of fitness and life.