Saturday, June 28, 2014

Before. After. Still.

Do you know the definition of insanity?

Doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result.

But wait.  It gets crazier.

The next level of insanity is knowing what to do, and refusing to do it.  I can't blame people, or myself for that matter, for trying to just eat less and move more.  Really, if that worked wouldn't we all have our dream bodies?

You see, we have to move beyond "Eat Less and Move More" by cutting fat and increasing cardio, to figuring out how to eat and move so that we satisfy and reduce appetite spontaneously.

How do we do that?  Simple.  We reduce or even eliminate the appetite stimulating foods like sugar, grains, and starches form our eating plan, and we eliminate appetite stimulating exercise like moderate intensity, steady state cardio from our movement plan.

Back in 2008 I cut the sugar and the cardio, and I got my dream body.

Then I went insane and started doing hours and hours of cardio again.

I gained back 15 pounds.  What was I thinking?  Oh right: I was insane.

I had actually reached the third level of insanity:  I knew what to do in order to achieve a physical transformation.  I had actually done it, and helped over a dozen people do the same thing by that point.

Then I stopped.  I call that the third level of insanity.

Then I got wise.  I gave up the cardio, and I stopped trying to cheat on my food plan.

Thank Heaven, my figure came back.

Before
After
Still


The most foolish mistakes I have ever made happened when I ignored my instincts in order to be popular or please someone else.  Perhaps that's the best definition of insanity that I can come up with.  

I can only hope that whatever plan you follow, Sugar Freedom and TT, or something else, that when you find what works for you, you will stick with it.  Find your solution, and then trust yourself. it will save you a lot of time and heartache.