Take the Time to Learn From Others

This is how most conversations go when people ask me how I lost my weight.

“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?”

Me: “Yes!”

“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.

5 thoughts on “Take the Time to Learn From Others”

  1. Hi!
    I can totally relate to the typical conversation we have with others about our weight loss.

    I am a female, who used to weigh a thick 170 pounds. I am now 140 (on a good day) and people sure do notice. Of course, they ask how…and my answer is simple: I changed my life style. I changed my diet. I worked out and I worked hard.
    It takes a lot of effort to lose weight. I know this. From my experience with others, most people want to lose weight and live healthy but they are intimidated by the amount of time and effort it takes. Now for me, it only took about 3 months. Amazing right? How long did it take you? 4 years I read? Wow! That’s dedication. You should be so proud!
    Congrats on your weight loss transformation. And the blog looks great.

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    1. Thank you very much! Hard work and dedication truest are the most important part of losing weight. Congrats on your weight loss ass well! Talking to others is often difficult because they have no idea what it is like and they can not relate. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and commenting.

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      1. True that! You seem to be eating a lot of the same good foods I was. I know diet is a HUGE factor in weight loss. Right now I’m at a plateau. Not really gaining anything; not really losing anything. So maybe I’m at my comfort size? Do you still eat your favorite candy or bag of chips every now and again? I do sometimes.


  2. Excellent posting. Now I realize I was one of them who ask how to lose weight but not really listening…

    I wonder how you overcome the temptation of your old eating habit. I know it is hard to immediately change your lifestyle.

    Anyway, your posting surely make people(Including me!) encourage motivation!

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    1. I have found Eating large quantities of nutrient dense food like fibrous vegetables, lean meats low calorie fruits, and filling carbs (rice, potatoes, and oatmeal), the key is to try and fill up and stay full longer and you won’t be as hungry which lowers cravings.

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