Over the last 3 years, The EET Fitness Plan has proven the incredible power of EET TIMING and PLANNING for weight loss, fitness and optimal health. However, most good diets and exercise plans work IF YOU CAN STAY WITH THEM.
So EET also knows the value of an open mind. EET’s very high success rate shows an open mind really pays off. We have successful EETers who eat ice cream, donuts, candy or cake virtually every single day, and other EETers, just as successful, who could serve as the poster child for this “Blockbuster”
Gonna take a pass on this movie myself, but hey, to each his own– that’s what EET is all about.
Very very excited to have met this guy via facebook. Deep is an up and coming superstar trainer operating out of India–but he has a message that EVERYONE can benefit from when it comes to exercise and it includes EET’s favorite word LOVE, so we know it can help you!
As only the young can, I used to scoff when older, wiser people said stuff like
“You gotta do it for the right reasons, or you won’t last long”
“Love the process, don’t worry about the goal too much”
“The journey matters as much, if not more than the destination”
“Live in the now, love the now and your future will take care of itself”
What does this have to do with exercise? Everything.
We exercise because we want to lose weight and build/tone up our bodies. And we want that because we want to look good naked, we want clothes to fit us perfectly, so that we look and feel attractive, confident and sexy. We want people to compliment us on how fit and in-shape we look, don’t we all just love that!
All these reasons are perfectly fine, of course. But somewhere along this chasing the gold-pot of our dream bodies, we forget something crucial : how incredibly delightful exercise is on its own!
Incredible??!! Many of you must be going, “Exercise is WORK!! What’s “incredible” about it??!”
Try this next time you’re exercising. Stop worrying about stuff, empty your mind and FEEL what you’re doing.
My favourite form of exercise is lifting weights. It doesn’t have to be yours, maybe your thing is running. I have found that it is counterproductive to force yourself to exercise in the way you don’t like most of the time. Prioritise what you love to do first, fill in “the gaps” (cardio or weights) later.
So when I am working out, lifting weights, I be “in the moment”. I focus on how incredible it feels to lift heavy iron, how incredible my muscles feel pumped, how incredible it feels to be strong and getting stronger…. I focus completely in getting every rep right, completely focused on the set. Between sets, I focus on how my body feels… I delight in the PHYSICALITY of it.
After I am done, I bask in the endorphin rush, the amazing feeling we get after exercise. I savour the feeling of achievement, of a task done. I consciously store these feelings away in my mind. And since I exercise in the mornings, I feel GREAT for the entire day.
I don’t worry any longer if the weights didn’t go up in a particular session. I don’t worry about progress. I am focused on it of course, but not worried (believe me I used to worry a lot before). When I feel I am not making progress over a period of time( getting stronger and/or more muscular and losing fat), and I catch myself feeling bad about it and thinking “What’s the bloody use doing it?”, I pull those feeling out from my memory, reminding myself just how much I love lifting.
I have now been consistently training 3 times a week for the past 4 weeks and guess what? I am loving it.
Oh, did I mention that I am stronger, more muscled and fitter ? 😀
Like they say about happiness “Happiness is a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled. You cannout pursue it by itself.”
Deep Zanzarakiya is a 23-year old Body-Transformation Coach based in Ahmedabad, India. He’s passionate about fitness in general and deadlifts in particular, a voracious reader and a boderline obsessive-compulsive bibliophile. Check out Deep’s new blog here.