“Hey man, how did you lose that much weight? What’s the secret?”
Me: ” Not much of a secret, worked you 1.5-2 hours a day, I do 20-25 minutes of cardio, and I am strict with my diet. ”
“So you’re telling me that I all I have to do is to work hard, and eat right?”
“Yeah, screw that!”
It takes time and dedication to lose the amount of weight that I have lost. It’s not something that just happens over a few months. I have been working hard for over 4 years. I have done research on and have done different diets, tried different supplements, and have done many different workout programs. But the most important thing that I have done is I have learned from others.
There is always someone out there who has done what you are trying to do. They have experience in an area that isn’t always written in books or on the web for you to just read. For the most part, they are willing to share that information with you as long as you listen
Taking the information that you have learned and applying it to your program can help you achieve your goals. I have been fortunate enough to work with people who have a vast knowledge of strength training and nutrition over the years. They have given me tips on lifting techniques and philosophies, nutritional information, and have kept me motivated to push past my limits. The important thing is that I listened. I didn’t just say “ok”, then do whatever the hell I wanted. I took their knowledge and used it to make myself better and for that, I will always be in their debt.