Peruse today’s most popular fitness and lifestyle blogs and you’ll find a plethora of themes:
1.) Strength training advice.
2.) Macro advice.
3.) Mindfulness advice.
4.) Authenticity advice.
5.) Body acceptance advice.
7.) How-to-be-like-Gary-V-and-make-millions-on-your-couch-while-also-being-spritual-as-fuck advice.
Certainly, at times, this can be a lot to handle.
With physical and mental advice being spat out by fitness professionals left and right, it can be hard to discern which will work best for you.
More importantly, is all of the advice you’re consuming even coming into fruition?
Let me explain.
There are two types of people in this world: talkers and doers.
And it’s up to you to decide who you’re going to be.
Whether you want to be ripped, strong, balanced, fulfilled, or a D1 soccer player, it’s 100% your responsibility to #getshitdone.
Why am I saying this?
Because somewhere out there…
There’s a woman saying she’s going to get in shape for summer, only to regress to her normal self damaging behaviors of eating chips to the face and drinking wine every night.
Or there’s a man who wants to compete in a powerlifting meet, only to be inconsistent with his periodization and feats of strength.
Or there’s a girl who wants to be a starter on her soccer team, yet fails to practice on her own time.
Or there’s a woman reading spiritual and self help books day in and day out, only to still be an emotional disaster.
Or there’s a fitness blogger who wants a thousand followers, yet only spits out 1 blog…every other week.
And this may sound tough love-y, but not achieving any fitness or mindset goal is on YOU.
Sure, you can talk the talk, have lofty goals, shout them to the world, post them on social media, and blog a big game, but are you living and breathing them?
So…start taking action.
While you can read all the advice you need on the internet, it’s up to you to find out how to take action on your own.
There’s no one there to hold your hand and blow sunshine up your ass to help you to start getting fitter, more spiritual, more generous, and more likely to rescue puppies on the weekends.
At the end of the day, the onus is on you.
Yes, it sounds lonely, but its oh-so empowering at the same time.
Let this remind you that we are powerful beings who have the gift to tweak our lives, create, expand, and evolve.
As an example, in times of duress, I used to wallow in my depression, and get in my own head. Shying away from my problems instead of taking action proved to be agonizing at best.
So I began to take action by meditating, hiking, writing, journaling, and practicing yoga.
And for you, you can do the same. If you want to lose weight, get strong, become healthier, actions speak louder than words. Even if you’re taking baby steps daily, imagine how much that will compound over time.
1-2x a week strength training, or running 2x a week, or 1-2 healthy meals every other day, heck, you’re still moving in the right direction.
So take action.
It may sound trite.
But it’s the damn truth.