Or “Why Don’t People Listen??”
2010 has been a great year for me:
– I found crossfit and am on the road to elite fitness. Even though I am 43 years old at the time of this posting, I have never been as fit as I am now.
– I found the Primal diet and then the Paleo diet, which has allowed me to lose over 50 lbs
– My health has dramatically improved
The change in how I look and feel has been blatantly obvious to those whom I call my friends, as well as those who see me infrequently. They make positive comments and compliment me on my incredible success. “Look at Brock…can you believe he has lost so much weight”, “Brock, you look fantastic”, “Wow, did you lose some weight or something?” are some of the words people have used when addressing the “new” me.
Very few of them have asked how I did it. None of them want to believe hear it when I do tell them. Most people have been so indoctrinated into the belief that grains and sugar are good for you aren’t bad for you, and they have become so addicted to them, that the thought of losing them seems to out-way the actual in your face health benefits.
All I want to do is scream it to the world that this style of eating is appropriate, healthy, EASY, satisfying, filling and nourishing; that you will lose fat from your body, reverse your insulin resistance, and feel better. All they have to do is look at me…me the guy they knew in the past at 235 lbs who is now at 180.
For some reason the disconnect between what is right in front of their faces and what they WANT to believe is insurmountable.
Instead of getting on my soapbox, I have now gone the other way…If asked about my transformation, I just reply that I did it with “diet and exersise”. This gets a nod and a smile followed by a “congratulations” and a pat on the back.
As They say, “You can lead a horse to water…”