Are you deluded? Actually many of us are. In fact I’d say that everyone is about something.
It’s not a sin. It’s human nature. Some of us are deluded into thinking that children really ‘need’ to go eat at McDonald’s, KFC’s or they’ll freak out. Some of you are deluded into thinking that yourselves are always right and your spouses are always wrong.
Come to fitness, believe it or not, many of us in fact are deluded. Fitness delusion comes in many deadly varieties, but two are particularly dangerous:
1. “I’m really in great shape and eat healthy!”
* Reality: Not in great shape and eat a high-starch diet plan that’s anything but healthy.
2. “I’m in super shape! Just look at me!”
* Reality: You may look fit, but your vitals and internal organs say otherwise.
Ok, let’s come to reality when it comes to being “fit”.
Being fit does not mean you can run five miles. That’s great, but that’s not fitness. Being fit does not mean you can bench press 300 pounds. Good, but still, no cigar. Being fit does not mean you eat “fat-free”, while you consume high-processed foods loaded with unnecessary carbs.
Here’s definition of being fit, according to Jon (Every Other Day Diet):
“Having a mind and body that is in harmony, always growing, low with inflammation, and thriving with energy and strength. Harmony is essential for peace. That part is up to you. Find it where and how you can.
Growth is essential for survival. The moment we turn off our “growth signals” to the brain, we begin to die … quickly. That’s why so many people die shortly after they retire. That’s why resistance trainees live longer than runners — they are fooling their bodies into believing they are still hunter/gatherers.
Want to look great and live longer? Train like a hunter/gatherer. Challenge yourself. Push. Get strong. Get lean. Your mind will think you’re 25, and your organs will age accordingly… that is, much slower.
Low inflammation equal lower carbs (for most of us.) Go with veggies, protein, and healthy fats. De-stress too. That lowers inflammation.
All of this will produce energy and strength. THEN you will be “fit” — and fit for life.”
To keep fit and change your workouts, I think the better way to start than applying the principles of “hunter/gatherer” workouts (short bursts of strength followed by moderate intensity) is to get this 7 Minutes Muscle. It has a great way to blend these two things together:
* 7 minutes of resistance training 5 days a week.
* 14 or 21 minutes 4 days a week if you are advanced
* 9 minutes of cardio 2-3 times per week… all you need
* Plenty of medium-intensity walking
* That’s it. Simple, huh 🙂