Isn’t it strange how the older you get the more indifferent you are to what other folks outside of your circle are doing? To put it bluntly, you couldn’t care less. Obviously I can’t speak for other people, but after a certain point that is exactly what happened to me. The funny thing about it is, this frame of mind translates particularly well when it comes to getting in better shape and all that jazz.
To give context, when you remove your attachment to subjective measures and superficial outcomes, for whatever reason that’s when the ball starts rolling. It’s as if things start to take off the minute you say, “Screw it. I’ll focus on what I can control and take it day-by-day.”
It is what it is. Let’s be honest. We’re wired to do more than is actually required. But the truth is, there is no benefit to making fitness more complex. You can feel however you want about a particular diet and type of training. Adding stuff to the table that is of little importance typically does more harm than good. On top of that, advanced strategies won’t do you any good if you don’t ground yourself with the fundamental principles. For instance, if you’re routinely missing meals, not getting in your protein…or worse, sleep deprived—best of luck.
You can look under every rock, and you’ll continue to find the same answers. In some way, you’re going to have to monitor your food intake. This can be done without having to completely alter how you eat. You may have to down one or two shakes a day just to ensure you’re hitting your protein target. Non-negotiable for improving body composition. And you’re undoubtedly going to experience a few hiccups along the way. This happens to the best of us.
Point here is: something will suck. It’s not supposed to be a cake walk.