Getting fit isn’t easy, and there isn’t a bulletproof plan that will get you there. It’s not something that happens overnight, either. It’s more like a long slog through the mud, with numerous ups and downs, spikes in progress, and periods where you’ll see regression. Simply put, losing weight or putting on muscle is incredibly difficult and takes an extraordinary amount of mental toughness, patience, and discipline.
While many people can do quite well with enough patience and a disciplined regimen in the gym and kitchen, mental toughness — or the right frame of mind, at least — is ultimately what’s going to take you further than you expected.