The real battle is home.
When it comes to looking your best, being healthy and in shape, many people are concerned with going to the gym, not buying junk food when they are outside, not falling into peer pressure…
All this is great, but let’s face the fact, the real battle is at home, where you spend the majority of your life.
If you get a personal trainer, a nutritionist, a life coach, that’s amazing but this home battle can only be won by you and only you. So ultimately, you have to become your own personal trainer, mental coach, and nutritionist. Getting help from people in your environment, through books or videos online is wonderful, but you have to integrate that knowledge and make it yours, make it flourish within.
If this is not done, then you will be living a double life, which is what billions of people are doing. Outside, around some people, they talk about health, fitness, nutrition, but at home, when they are alone, by themselves, the other side comes out, ordering unhealthy food left and right, freezer packed with ice cream, pizza, or just plain overeating every day.
The real fight is home. If you truly want to lose weight, get in shape, and make health your flavor, you have to start right at home. Before thinking about joining a gym, what exercises to follow, what’s the best supplement, ask yourself this. What game plan are you going to follow to make sure, when you are home, you are eating healthy, clean, and yummy food 90% of the time. From Monday to Saturday.
Answering this, planning, and executing it is the real game-changer, and no one can help you make it happen for you.
There is a new book out talking about the amount of time we spend indoors in our entire life, it’s 90%. So If you reach 70 years old, you would have spent 63 years of your life indoors, so think about the amount of time you will spend home. Of those 63 years indoors, you might spend a good 40 years at home.
Reflect on this and it’s clear that what you do at home is immensely more important toward your health than going to the gym. That’s why I tell people that they can lose all the weight they want without ever stepping a foot in the gym. To make them aware that the real battle is at home.
If you are looking to gain a lot of muscle, it will be easier to have a gym membership, but to lose weight, be toned and healthy, you can do it at home. Because being in a normal weight for your height, healthy body mass index, having a flat stomach, this is mostly achieved by how you eat. Can you stay within the right amount of calories to trigger fat loss, eat the right food, and maintain a healthy nutrition after you reach your target weight goal?
These are questions that your fitness plan, trainer, coach, motivational videos and insta fitness model can’t answer.
That’s why my effort, with the video programs and all these vlogs, is to change the narrative of how we can be fit, healthy and vibrant, change the paradigm because weight loss or building muscle is mostly about behavior, which is the domain of the mind, psychology is 99% of it.
You don’t need to be a brain scientist to see the connection between eating well at home, winning this battle, and mental control, mindstate management.
When you are outside, around some people who eat healthy and stay fit all the time, it’s easier to speak about looking to get in shape, or eating healthy. But when you are by yourself, that’s when your true self shines, your habits are indicative of your subconscious self, which makes 90% of your personality.
If you really want to see who someone is, one way is by their actions, but some people can fake it, but you will learn a ton by seeing their dream. Because that’s where their truth shines, you can see what drives them most, their fear and desires.
Another simple way is just to peek into their life at home, when they are alone.
One of the first things I do with new clients is finding out what kind of food they have at home. And in many cases, we end up throwing a lot of food away. A lot of junk food. Many times, throwing a lot of junk food away, I thought, maybe I should keep this food and donate it, then I realize, if I’m not going to eat it, and I know it’s not healthy, why would I give that to someone else.
That’s another discussion, but my point is that you first want to audit your house. If you are looking to change your lifestyle for the better and you find it difficult, start by removing all junk food in your house.
Pasta, rice, sugars, from brown sugar to white or honey, everything got to go. Crackers, cookies, snacks, juices, they gotta go. Again, if you want to live a double life, no need to do this, but if you want to be all in, which is the only way to live a healthy lifestyle, remove all the junk food from your vicinity. Make your home a rehab center. People go to rehab then come back to the same environment and start back again.
So home is where you are going to spend the majority of your life, make that your church of health.
Next is making sure you don’t buy and bring unhealthy food at home, because many times, you might find yourself tired at home, angry or anxious, where your mojo is low. These moments are perfect to jump on junk food and binge eat. You can prevent this by not buying unhealthy food and bringing it home.
The act of removing junk and unhealthy food you have at home is a testament to your commitment to be and stat fit, vibrant. If you want to make your house, your crib, a church of health, a sanctuary of wellness, you have to purify it.
If I’m coming to your house to help you get back in shape and eat healthy, if you refuse to throw your junk food away, what does it says about you, and your commitment? you are not all in. So don’t play game with your mind, that will create multiple personalities and make you more fragmented within. Whatever decision you make in life, be total with it.
The next step to win this home battle is to make sure you have plenty of healthy food around you. Snacks like nuts or unsweetened yogurt, you can use Splenda or natural stevia to sweeten your yogurts. Or cheese sticks is another good snack option or some baby carrots.
Even more important is learning some easy and healthy yummy food to cook. Follow Instagram accounts of healthy recipes, from paleo to keto and other low carbs diets.
If your objective is to lose weight, having healthy food at home is good, learning to cook healthy and delicious food is great but you must know how much calories you should stick to in order to create a calorie deficit. Then you can track it with myfitness pal.
In my video program to lose weight forever, I help you find out all the information needed to build a blueprint within the first 3 videos. So within an hour, you have a complete blueprint to start. Then I support you with another 15 hours of video to help you increase your wellness IQ about fitness and nutrition science and boost up your mental control, the missing link.
So again, the real battle, not fight, because you shouldn’t fight with yourself, but the real battle is at home.
If you are losing the battle at home, eating unhealthy when you are alone, going to the gym, or looking for the best nutrition plan is not going to help. Start home first, and deep down, home means your mind, start from your center.
It’s up to you, thank you.