Why are diets and fitness at the top of everyone’s New Year’s Resolutions? YEAR AFTER YEAR?! With diabetes skyrocketing and our sedentary lifestyles seemingly unassailable (have you noticed – we’re busier than we’ve ever been, and the most un-fit we’ve ever been), it’s no wonder! Listen to Ron’s video blog on why people quit.
Well, you’ve come to visit me again in the Palace of the Hanzo. Today’s little rant/blog is on why people quit. Why is it so hard for people to continue and sustain a workout?
I’ve been doing this for 28 years and I see people buy treadmills and buy clothes and buy hats and buy shirts and they buy memberships and they buy tennis shoes. They spend $6 or $7 million on 12 different pairs of shoes.
They find time to do that. They always find time to go drive and get this stuff. They find time to go shopping. And I think that’s really what it’s about, people like the idea of shopping and getting in shape but they don’t like the idea of actually doing it.
Why is this so hard? Why? Why is it so difficult to not buy anything, don’t get any trendy clothes, and just go for a walk? Today in Hanzoland it’s going to be Global Warming 101 out there. Today it’s like 45 degrees and it’s the middle of January [laughs] and I don’t know what to make of it, but I’m running. I’m going to go outside.
I have no trendy running clothes. Yes, I happen to look buffoonish, but so what. It’s about getting in shape. The big question you want to constantly ask yourself, I don’t think there’s a specific answer to that question, why people find it so hard to become physically fit other than that they don’t make it part of their life.
That’s all you have to do. You have to make this part of your world, part of your life, part of your daily activity. You make coffee. You take a shower, hopefully. You comb your hair. God knows people check their emails, oh, heaven forbid. Or they check their iPods or whatever it is they do â€‘ I hate that stuff. Instead of thinking about it, just do it.
I talked to a really great client yesterday, a 63â€‘yearâ€‘old guy, a really successful, famous author. We were talking about why all of a sudden he just made this choice to start taking care of himself. That’s it. You just make a choice. You just decide.
You join a gym. Didn’t do this. Didn’t do that. Doesn’t have special clothes. Didn’t have to go buy special sneakers. We just went out into the Hanzo world, rock and roll, and he felt great. And you’ll feel great.
So excuses are just that. Yeah, but. The moment you say, “Yeah, but,” you’re making an excuse. Take responsibility for it and then quit making excuses. I mean it. Quit it.
Are you? Don’t you give me any lip, missy! All right. You get outside. I’ll see you guys later.