One Year Later: Fitter or Fatter?

I used to be fat (as in more that 55lbs overweight).

Then I got lean and fit.

Most importantly, I learned how to stay lean and fit with modest effort.

Below I will share two paths you can take and what the average person can achieve (using average me as an example).

Are You Where You Want To Be?

Be honest with yourself.

Are you fitter or fatter at the end of 2016?

Your answer to this simple question will profoundly affect your enjoyment and productivity in life.

  • If you answered “fitter” then congratulations!
  • And what’s your plan to sustain or improve in 2017?
  • If you answered “fatter” then I understand because I’ve been there too.
  • Below are two roads you can take in 2017.

There Are Two Paths You Can Go By

“There are two paths you can go by, but in the long run , there’s still time to change the road you’re on.” -Led Zeppelin

What’s your health goal in 2017?

  • Lose weight?
  • Gain muscle?
  • Be more productive?
  • Look better?

Life is about choices, and if you keeping making the same choices, obviously you are going to get the same results.

This table shows two different paths you can take. The first path may be familiar because we’ve all tried it:

The second path may appear a little self-serving (I am a health coach).

BUT the second path was the key to success for me. I could not be where I am today without my coaches (I use a nutrition coach, strength coach, business coach, and supervisory coach).

Proof That You Can Do It

12 week weight loss

I’m a very average guy.

My genetics are like everybody else’s — I gain fat just by looking at food and don’t gain muscle easily.

Many of you know my story. I was fat. I got fit. I learned how to stay lean and fit. I’ve written about this here, here, here, and here.

The point is simply this: If I can do it, you can too.

Numbers don’t lie. Here are mine:

You can lead stronger and lead longer, but only if you take action.

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Originally published at The Healthy Executive.