Yep, that’s it.
That’s the 2-word answer.
Will this diet work? Will this workout plan give me the body I want?
Who likes that answer?
Another 2-word answer.
It’s so annoying.
Just tell me the rules. The steps. The hacks. The philosophy. The soundbites. The promises. The shortcuts.
Show me the path. Give me the guarantees. Tell me the testimonials.
The answer is in front of you.
Those two words.
Because it does.
Not that you’d know it from the information out there. The tribes and personalities and sites and authorities and experts.
All claiming they have the ONE true answer. All other ways are heresy.
Yep, that’s just the sort of approach that has served the world so well.
There are WAY too many variables. What ‘works’ for one might not work for another. They’re different people.
They’re different people.
Genetically. Mentally. Physically.
With different strengths, weaknesses, plans, goals. Different definitions of success or failure. Different ways to record progress, review and appraise. Different starting points. Different endpoints. Different lives. Different stresses. Different outlooks. Different everything.
Once you come to peace with that disappointing and difficult answer you’ll realise how liberating it really is.
You’re free. Unchained from any specific dogma or fad or prescribed one size fits all solution.
You can now experiment.
See what works for you.
Embark on never ending discovery.
Trial and error.
There’s no quick fix.
There’s no mad secret. What will work for you? It depends.
It depends on who you are. How old you are. What your genetic make-up is. Your weight. Your strength. Your sex. Your baseline fitness. Your tolerances. Your tastes.
It depends on who you’ve been. The best indicator of future behaviour is past behaviour. Your habits. Your past. Your struggles. Your victories. What you learnt. What you didn’t. What you forgot.
It depends on what you want. Is it realistic? Is it clear? Is it important enough? Do you have the right incentives? Do you have support? Are you tracking progress?
You just have to start finding out.
So it’s actually not a two-word answer after all.
It’s four words.
It depends. On you.
Where will you start?