When examining your life, how would you described yourself? A fat ass or a hard ass?
Yes, I actually ask my clients this question and I get the same expression you just had while reading the first sentence. I profess to my clients, with a uncontrollable tone of sarcasm, that reaching your personal fitness goals and maintaining them is rewarding and tough. This is typically followed with a disapproving look and me apologizing for something.
Like many others, you may have experienced the dread that creeps into your workouts when they become monotonous. Or on a typical weekend afternoon, after a week of hitting it hard, your body may even scream, willing you to stop. The important point to focus on is that you are creating a strong, flexible and toned body that will thank you in you later years. I wont lie, it is a slow and arduous process that luckily has more benefits than drawbacks. As you know, or should know, results do not come overnight. “If you want a hard ass, you have to work hard on said ass.” That is a tongue twister that I don’t recommend using in public. I always mess it up. LOL
Disclaimer: If you have an aversion to hard work, discipline and commitment, I recommend that you try the top three fitness approaches that every fat ass in America has done over the past two decades.
1. Google the latest exercise fad that guarantees you sexy and ripped abdominals overnight.
2. Find the newest and coolest piece of fitness equipment that will revolutionize your body in 30-days.
3. Read the proven diet that finally guarantees results while still eating donuts every morning for breakfast.
If you decide that choosing the top three choices is perhaps not the best idea or you’re reading this and thinking to yourself “I’ve already done them and failed.” It’s not too late. You can do the same thing everyone with a rockin’ body has been doing for decades. FYI, it’s not a secret.
The easiest and most powerful piece of advice I can give you is the following: “Get your fat ass in gear and prepare your body and mind for the most rewarding and challenging journey you’ve ever taken.”
Here’s the #truthbomb, it’s called hard work. Remember, hard work and getting a hard ass isn’t really all that hard. All you need to do is listen the old adage, “take it one step at a time.” You’ll need to know, you’re going to trip and fall down the stairs hundreds of times but all you have to do is get your ass moving again. Personally, I’ve done this since I was 18 years old and I have more trips and falls than anyone I know. Luckily, I’m still going strong at 48. I’ve been teaching Pilates and physical exercise for many years. I have had the pleasure to work with multiple different personalities, body types and personal fitness goals. The one thing that I can tell you is that it’s all the exact same sh*t. No one is unique when it comes to getting your fat ass on track.
If you’re not interested in hearing the hard truth, may I suggest that you find a fitness blog tailored to the reader that promises rainbows will shoot out of your ass when you complain about how hard your life is instead of how hard your ass could be.
Thanks for reading and I hope that I can somehow help put some fire under your ass. It is important to know that I am experienced in fitness education and not quite adept at writing. I welcome any edits and comments on my writing and hope you will follow me and keep up with the ramblings that flow out of my mind.