Freud is telling us often the things we want in life come with hard work and effort. We all love the idea of the end result, (e.g. the toned body, the sporting success, the big muscles etc.) but to achieve the result we must embrace the process.
Dieting and getting into shape may feel difficult or frustrating at times, but it is like many things in life-
To have a good work career, getting that degree, good relationships etc. We must put in the work and effort or make some sacrifices for it to work or be successful. We may will make mistakes along the way, it can be trial and error at times, but we learn and improve.
Want to lose weight or lose body fat?
We must find a way to get into a calorie deficit- this means either modifying food intake and/or increasing activity level. It may involve some amount of food restriction or cutting back or giving up some favourite foods, cutting back on alcohol intake.
There will be times you can’t be bothered doing the workouts, feel unmotivated or it feels hard. I have been there, there have been days when I think I can’t be bothered doing a work out, (maybe feeling tired, stressed or just generally unmotivated) but then think I don’t want to break the habit of working out. Some days the workouts have felt difficult, but then once done I felt so much better for doing it. But think of the long-term rewards.
Why do you want to do it?
Think how good it feels when goals are achieved, and the results come.
You see yourself get fitter/ stronger/ feeling less body conscious/ healthier/ or improved athletic performance. The time in the gym will make it all worth while
It can take time, patience, sometimes sacrifices. Think how good it will feel when the results come, and goals are met - it will all be worthwhile.
Jamie Miller- Personal Trainer
UK Fitness Personal Training
FITNESS, NUTRITION & PERSONAL TRAINING