We live in a day where people want a quick fix.
The message we teach at TBBC is definitely counter cultural.
The culture says to have the surgery, take the diet pills, or go on a crash diet or cleanse.
Magazines cover the shelves with air brushed photos. Most people, including the models themselves will never look like the pic on the magazine.
And social media doesn’t help. I just heard what is quickly becoming by favorite quote.
“We compare our behind the scenes version of ourselves to other people’s highlight reels.”
Unfortunately we can’t air brush our way to happiness and the “good life.”
Anything worthwhile takes time to achieve.
My 7 year old Alyssa has been doing jiu-jitsu for about 18 months now.
It was a rough go for her at first. It was so difficult that she would sometimes cry.
We encouraged her to stick with and told her that it would get better.
Sure enough, she’s now doing better than ever.
It’s so cool to see her earning stripes, getting more technical, and even helping out some of the newer kids.
As her coach and my friend Brian says, “Nobody comes consistently and gets worse.”
It’s the same with anything. The secret is to show up consistently. If you give up every time you are disappointed with the results, it’s going to be a long road.
I trained a group at 6AM this morning and here are a few things I noticed.
One person Sylvia did 20 pushups. When she started, she couldn’t do one.
Another guy John, did 50 jumping jacks straight. He could not have done that just a few short months ago.
Melissa, admittedly is a turtle. Although progress is slow and steady, it’s sustainable. People who haven’t seen her in a while are seeing an astonishing difference.
The secret of these folks? Consistency and time.
Billy Hofacker - Owner & Transformation Coach at Total Body Boot Camp - BS, CSCS