A while back, a new client was having a tough time and emailed me the following question:
“When does it stop being so hard?”
Of course, I shot back some snark:
“It stops being hard on June 17, 2021. At 2:37 pm. Eastern Time.”
I then followed with this:
“It stops being hard when the process becomes routine and kinda fun.”
That’s the honest truth.
Not “when it’s over”, or even “when you start seeing results.”
As I say all too often—you only control the PROCESS in the fat loss game.
That’s ALL you’ll ever control. There isn’t even anyone you can bribe (and yes I’ve checked).
So whenever possible, you want to make the process FUN.
Geek out on the little things!
Eyeball your portion of rice and then put it on your food scale. How close was your guesstimate? See if you can do better next meal.
Experiment in the kitchen. Use different spices, rubs, and marinades. Bust out your new Air Fryer, or even sous-vide your shit, you trendy bastard.
But especially have fun with training.
Changing exercises randomly is always a bad idea, but some PLANNED variation is another thing altogether.
And there are other ways to keep things interesting, too.
Try different attachments. Change the order of the exercises. Even playing with your grip or stance can change the stimulus with some movements quite dramatically.
In truth, whatever keeps you engaged and coming back tomorrow is fair game.
Cause tweaking the details, owning the process, and always showing up is what ultimately makes all this stuff a part of you.
That’s when you won’t be on a DIET—it’s just how you eat.
You won’t HAVE to exercise every day—it’s just how you live.
And when it is GO time or things get harder than usual—yeah, that happens—you won’t be hanging by a thread and can actually turn things up a notch, or three.
In other words, YOU control when it stops and starts being hard.
So let the fun begin!
– Coach Bryan