After years of searching for the easiest possible way to get and stay in the best shape possible, I’ve finally stumbled upon the secret to fitness.
It was a long and arduous road, but I can now confidently say that I know the secret sauce.
The secret to fitness is…
there is no secret.
There are no shortcuts, secrets, hacks, tips, or tricks that will make getting the body of your dreams any easier.
There is no 60-day shredding program, wearable ab contraption, or fad diet that instantly makes health and fitness a normal part of your life.
No, the chiseled six-pack and toned legs don’t fall into your lap like the half-naked, oiled up fitness gurus tell you they do if you just follow their programs.
The truth is, the body of your dreams and the fittest version of yourself lie at the end of hard work, dedication, and time.
Being “fit” is hard.
The problem is, everyone is telling you it’s easy, because that’s what sells.
Scroll through Instagram or flip through a fitness magazine and there are always only “8 exercises for a flat stomach” or “30 days to bigger biceps”.
The fitness industry sells “being fit” as a lasting side effect of temporary struggle.
In reality, being fit is the exact opposite.
Being fit is a lasting struggle with, at times, the temporary benefit of looking good.
Fitness is a journey with as many downs as there are ups.
But just because it’s hard doesn’t mean it’s not enjoyable.
The most rewarding things in life are at the end of struggle and hardship; fitness is no different.
And the very acknowledgement that fitness is a hard journey is the first step towards making it a part of your life for the long haul.
So, maybe the true “secret to fitness” is accepting its challenges but embarking on the journey anyways.