'The iron never lies', a cliche saying you may or may not heard of. Basically what it means and what I love about 'fitness' is you can't fake it, at least not for too long anyway. Now i'm not suggesting that I am the perfect role model. It is honestly what I do love about this , especially doing it for a living. The accountability on yourself and your actions. With most goals and dreams people have you can silently sit on the side line until your end of days and the only person that will know whether you achieved what you set out to do , is you, which is actually one of the worst regrets you live with - well at least until your time is up.
That aside, 'fitness' your health, to stand out, to do something great. Its a 24 hour commitment. Alot of people talk, or even post on social media these days about how they are 'all about this life' , but the results speak for themselves. The way you actually appear in real life, whether you're in 'off season' 11 months of the year or you have clearly trained for a decade but your telling others how they can get the same results in weeks with the new 'x product'. The reason i'm , I guess defensive of the integrity of the industry and the lifestyle is like I mentioned in my first blog, it literally saved my life.
This was a combination of bodybuilding, muaythai, mindset training and some cool ass people. Now that people are catching on there is money to be made (hey, clients pay my bills, but I believe in what I do), it can bring out the best and worst in people. Theres such a mess out there now about which product to buy, which trainer to use, do I need a brand name pair of shoes to get results?
In all honesty , you could buy a 20 dollar pair of dumbbells and get a great workout out at home, but where do you get the workout routine, google?
An this is where it starts, misinformation , someone jumping on the opportunity 'oh hey you just started training, you need this 'supplement x' for sure'. Like anything , you'll have good and bad experiences with everything, you'll get burnt, make friends, learn new things, become a stronger version of yourself (while crying in the shower). Its all part of the process.
Everything I've learned from this, not just the physical exercise, the psychology of working with people, getting burned by gyms, yelled at by clients and making life long friends along the way. It really is a lifestyle. The best advice I can give if your just starting out 'The iron never lies' - A few tips, does your trainer or gym staff look like they actually train? Can you hold a conversation with these people longer then 10 minutes? because you'll more then likely be spending alot of time with them. Avoid anyone trying to sell you quick fixes, detoxs, magic potions and crossfit. And lastly just have fun, you want to work hard, you want to build great friendships, and most importantly be the strongest version of yourself.
Be real, and you'll attract like minded people.
Everything in my life fitness has giving me, it hasn't always been a smooth ride.
But I've traveled, learned , made life long friends and I look pretty damn good to.
I wish you the best in your journey.