I spoke with a lady in Jiangxi province in mainland China yesterday that was referring to her hips being a little bigger than they should (according to her Mama anyway, hehe).
She’s a bit on the bigger side yes, but certainly not obese or close to it (not by Western standards at least – and not by modern day Chinese standards either).
“Just be yourself, Candice”, is what I told her. “It suits you”.
And then I told her that she could lose weight if she wanted to – but so long as did SOME exercise daily (which she seem to be doing on a semi-regular basis at least), then she’s at least got the basic building blocks in place – more than the majority of folks out there I’d say.
This may sound a bit “apart” from the “harsh” words I used with the other lady (remember that email??) – but hey – I can tell when a person is at least trying, and the effort DOES count.
“But it’s so hard to lose weight, especially now, stuck at home … ”
Bear in mind this is in mainland China, where darn near everything is under either official or unoffical lockdown due to this coronavirus scare going on – but the fact also is that I’ve heard several variants of this “reason” for years now.
“I haven’t felt motivated to do …. ” (yeah, right – can we say “a kick up the ass”??)
“It’s too hot out there!” (Yeah, right, does this person realize he’s talking to someone who hiked hill in at 12 noon during the summer – crazy yes – but better than making silly excuses!”
“I’m too busy to exercise!”
“The machines were occupied at the gym, and I didn’t feel like it anyway”
But what never ceases to amaze me is the first reason I stated – folks that think losing weight while “being at home” is not easy – or not doable. Kind of like those people that ask me daily “where is your office” – and then look at me stunned when I tell them I have NO office, and zero overhead.
Imagination, my friend is key. As is willingness to TRY – and BELIEVE – and have FAITH – and if you just TRY the routines I teach – WHILE being “stuck at home”, believe me, you’ll lose weight (and oodles of it when you first start out).
Yes, I realize I said yesterday that walking is one of the best things you can do in this regard, and it IS – but what if you can’t?
What if you’re on lockdown as is currently the case – or its snowing cats and dogs outside – or you’re in a hotel with nowhere really to walk outside other than busy streets?
Believe me, my friend – believe me now and trust me later, while those hikes were integral to my getting int he best shape of my life – the ICING on the cake was the 0 Excuses Fitness System.
The pushups (especially certain ones) mentioned in there done for high reps were KEY to getting that last annoying bit of flab off – you know how that goes, don’t you? You get the bulk off the fat off you somewhat quick, but it gets harder as you go along – and I did this via ONLY home workouts.
Thats right. Home workouits, and if you read the part of the blog where I transitioned from the old www.rahulmookerjee.com site to THIS one, you’ll see plenty of posts along those lines too – along with RESULTS.
True, I watched my diet – but I didnt count calories. I merely didnt eat like a pig and didn’t binge drink etc – and the results were there for all to see – even for someone like me that puts on weight way too easily, and in all the wrong areas “by default”, hehe.
And if I can do it – you, my dear reader, certainly can!
Take the first step right here. It will be by far the best fitness choice you’ve ever made!
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