How Much Are You Willing To Change?

A lot of people hate change. 

I actually crave change. 

Focused change always means better, and I'm all about getting better. 

1%. Right?

We spend a lot of time talking about change in the fitness world, and I think that's good, but I think we can get caught up in the details too quickly. 

What I mean by that is we're very quick to want to know how many grams of protein we should get or what diet is best, but we haven't even asked the most important question...

How much are you willing to change?

Just like anything else, the bigger the change, the bigger the result. 

There is no right answer. 

Some people are only willing to change a few things, some people want to overhaul everything. 

I think it's important to reflect on what you are willing to change. 

Here's why. 

What you change is a direct reflection of your results. 

Sure, we all want results, but what have you changed?

The same input will always equal the same output. 

We all have this desire to be lean but are you willing to make the necessary changes and sacrifices to get there?

I don't know. 

That's up to you. 

We need to think of it as a spectrum. 

On one side of the spectrum is no change at all. 

No change = No results. 

Pretty simple. 

On the other side is extreme, let's say a bodybuilder or figure competitor. 

Some may want to look like that, but they're not willing to make the necessary sacrifices.

Are you willing to have no alcohol? 

Are you willing to say no to all sweets?

Are you willing to eat three square meals a day, no snacking at all, and each of those meals is just some protein and a vegetable?

7 days a week. 

365 days a year. 

No exceptions. 

That's what it takes, not including the exercise portion, to get as lean as what a lot of you see as a bodybuilder or figure competitor. 

Not to mention it probably took ten years of doing that 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

That's that extreme side of the spectrum. 

Now, I don't know about you, but that's not my goal, and I think there's more to life than chicken and broccoli. 

However, with that mentality, I also can't expect to walk around with a six pack because I'm not willing to make that much change. 

Most of us probably fall somewhere in the middle of no change and the extreme example above. 

If you want to drop 50+ pounds you're going to have to make a lot more changes than the person that just wants to "tone up."

If you like your nightly glass of beer or wine and that dinner out with friends once a week (me too), that's awesome, but we can't expect to drop ten pounds a month doing that. 

Just make sure that the desired result you want matches the change your willing to make. 

That's always the biggest disconnect we see. 

People want these grand results but their actions don't match and they are not willing to change as much as they need to. 

So, the question will always be, how much are you willing to change?

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling