Fitmark Ambassador Karina Baymiller shares the truth behind the never ending belief about the “secret” to weight loss
Do you want to know what the “secret” to weight loss is? I have to say, “what is your secret?” is one of the most popular questions I get asked by people regarding my transformation. Honestly, I find it hard not to take this question offensively. Let me explain why. I spent two years busting my ass in the gym and completely changing my lifestyle by heading to the gym on a Friday night instead of to the bar, and turning down numerous invitations to get junk I don’t need; but for some reason, much of the hard work I’ve put in over the last few years is over looked and reduced to a “secret”. It’s an unfortunate reality that effects not only me, but thousands of others who have worked just as hard as I have to change their lives.
As a nation we’ve become lazy. Period. Everyone wants to take the easy way out and no one wants to work hard for the things they desire the most. I blame the 5-minute diets, the “lose 20lbs in one week” gimmicks, the fast food drive-thrus, and the microwave TV dinners that we have become so accustomed to seeing on TV and all around us. We forget that good old-fashioned hard work and self-control is the best “secret” there is.
So let me answer this question once and for all. The secret is… THERE IS NO SECRET. There are no quick fixes, no short cuts, and no magic pills. You push your self in the gym and you pay attention to what you put in your body. You get off your ass, get moving, and put down the garbage. Your results are directly proportional to the amount of effort you put in. If you only want to spend 15 minutes reading your magazine on the elliptical and pop your junk into the microwave when you get home, or even worse, swing in the drive-thru; then that’s what you’ll see when you look in the mirror. If you lift heavy weights, embrace being uncomfortable in the gym, sweat, push yourself beyond your limits, and change your lifestyle, you will be greatly rewarded.
Fitmark Ambassador 2013