The definition of insanity quote is probably one of the most over used and cliche quotes of all time. There is probably a good reason for that. Especially when it comes to weight loss and getting fit. How many times have you tried to lose weight? How often have you tried to ‘get back into shape?’. If you are a person who has struggled with weight loss, most likely you have tried many times.
You are not fat and lazy. You are fat and missing some critical information that can take you out of the insanity zone. You have tried so many diets and exercise programs. Now is the time to stop the insanity of struggling with weight loss.
The definition of insanity quote is that if you keep doing the same things, you will keep getting the same results. Some people attribute the definition of insanity quote to Einstein. Whoever said it, was onto something, which explains why it is referred to so often.
Today is 190 days into this amazing experience using The Fit Apprentice principles. The reason that I say amazing is because I have tried so many times before to lose weight, to get fit, to get down to a 40″ waist, let alone 32.
Years and years, and some more years of doing the same thing, doing the elliptical, counting the calories, counting points on weight watchers, being macrobiotic, vegan, vegetarian, fruitarian, eating six meals a day, having one, fasting, whatever, just plain exhausting to myself and others around me, they knew I was struggling with constant discomfort.
So, I cannot tell you how good it feels to have a path, a routine, a structure that is actually working, where I can see results. I know that many of you have heard that ‘The definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.’
I have definitely done that, same thing, over and over, and kept getting the same results, actually just kept getting fatter. Of course, we all have different physiologies and what has been working for me, might not be the absolute best for yourself, so we have to experiment to some degree. I am confident though that some basic strategies would make a difference to your body and mind, as much as it has to mine.
I happened to find an envelope where I had scribbled down my weight, pounds in body fat, percent body fat, percent water, percent bone, body mass index and finally my waist in inches. I have a weight watcher scale which gives those read outs. I spent probably about a year going to weight watcher meetings and that did not work for me. Counting points did not work for me, eating six times a day did not work, but I had gotten some of their equipment to monitor my progress. I have heard that weight watchers also has a program where you eat more real food, less bread, I was just not aware of it at the time, or, I thought I could not survive a day without bread.
So, in any case, today, at 190 days, I thought why not see what that scale says today. I have not been on it for at least a month, maybe more, once I reached 32″ waist, I did not see the point, I just wanted to keep focusing on getting stronger and improving the quality of the food that I have been eating wherever possible.
Struggling to reach an ideal weight is the definition of insanity. Over and over we go up and down. The Fit Apprentice principles of eating real food daily and core functional exercise like deadlifts, squats and push ups really do work.
I will show you a table of where I was at, what my baseline was on June 21, 2012, and what it was today, December 28, 2012.
I hope this can help you break the definition of insanity in your life (when it comes to weight loss and fitness) and finally get back into shape.
Date Weight In Pounds Amount Of Pounds In Fat Percent Body Fat Percent Water Of Body Weight Percent Of Bone Body Mass Index - 30 Is Obese Waist In Inches
Thursday, June 21, 2012 235.1lbs 62.9lbs 28.6% 51.8% 7.9% 29.7 48"
Friday, December 28, 2012 180.1lbs 34.9lbs 19.4% 58.8% 7.5% 23.3 33"
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 181.1lbs 35lbs 19.4% 58.8% 7.5% 23.4 32"
The Results 55lb Loss Of Weight 28lb Loss Of Pounds In Fat 9.2% Reduction In Body Fat 7% Increase in Water Percentage 4% Decrease In Bone 6.4 Reduction In BMI 16" reduction of waist