Two friends of mine were talking recently about their health. One of them commented to the other that they try all sorts of things that they think should work but they “just can’t seem to lose any weight.”
The other joked in response “Maybe we should follow Jason around all day and see what he does and do the same.”
When you see someone who has made progress with their health and body, and you want the same, don’t make the mistake of thinking that what they do will work for you.
There are three reasons for that:
#1: What they do is customized to their preferences and how their body responds which is unique to them alone.
#2: Their current habits are not necessarily the same as when they started. They went through multiple cycles of what I call the 3 E’s (educate, experiment, evolve) to achieve the lifestyle they have today.
#3: You wouldn’t be able to handle it anyways (right now). Building on #2 it takes time, discipline, and consistent execution to make changes to your body. Your body needs to build up the proper conditioning and tolerance to live a more “advanced” lifestyle of a healthy and fit person in a sustainable fashion.
You can’t just bust out a bestselling novel after learning the alphabet. Nor can you do so after reading someone else’s book.
So, why would you think you can just copy someone else’s lifestyle and get the same results as them?