I watched the Tom Cruise film “Edge of Tomorrow” a few days ago. (It’s a great film by the way so be sure to check it out if you haven’t already).
I soon realised how the theme of the film is very similar to how most people approach their own weight loss and body transformations (and why they are often unsuccessful).
I’ll tell you about this similarity in one moment…
But first, let me introduce the film. Picture the scene:
Tom finds himself in the middle of a war zone in a fight between the humans and these weird, ugly but kinda cool alien robot things. He’s a total rookie – massively unprepared and no idea what he’s letting himself in for. Unsurprisingly he’s dead within 5 minutes…
(^^Don’t worry, I’m not giving away any spoilers to those who haven’t seen it)
But…before he died he managed to kill one of these special ‘alpha’ type aliens, which gave him some sort of weird power to re-live the day, kind of like Bill Murray in the film “Groundhog Day”, remember that?
So sure enough he gets another chance at the same day…A chance to start over.
But what happens? Yup. Dead within 5 minutes again (and again and again) every time he repeats the day. This sequence repeats many times before he finally starts to adjust his approach and stay alive – more on this in one sec.
Thing thing is… Tom was doing the same thing every day but expecting a different result.
Why should you care about this? You should care because you may well do EXACTLY the same thing when you’re trying to lose weight and improve your health, fitness and body shape:
– Performing the same workout every time you go to the gym and expecting your body to change.
– Eating the same foods every day and expecting to lose weight.
– Staying up late watching TV, mindlessly munching on snacks and wondering why you’re putting on weight.
– Skipping breakfast in an attempt to lose weight and getting frustrated when the scales are creeping up rather than down.
I could go on… but I’m sure you get the idea… Essentially, if nothing changes, nothing changes.
Back to the film…So eventually, Tom learns to adapt. He starts to formulate a plan and makes more progress day upon day. But he can only get so far on his own. No matter what he does he just can’t prevent the aliens taking over the world…
Instead of giving up (like most people would) he decides to seek help from an experienced alien killer (Emily Blunt). She’s got more experience than him and can guide him to safety, and essentially go on to save the world, which she does.
So why is this relevant? What can YOU learn from Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt?
“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”
Which, if you’re reading this, is probably average results as best. You have to do something different if you want a different result. It’s time for you to try something new…
– Follow a nutrition plan that’s designed for you and your lifestyle rather than a ‘cookie cutter’ diet plan from the newest reality star ‘celebrity’ or one you’ve pulled from the latest fitness magazine.
– Mixing up your workout routine to include challenging, full body workouts with weights rather than running or doing traditional cardio every day and wondering why you’re body shape isn’t changing…
– Following a structured exercise and nutrition schedule you can follow day in, day out with total confidence to drive you towards your goals and a brand new body.
– Or maybe, it’s actually just taking that first step towards a healthier life that’s your missing link…
This is something we teach at Luke Bremner Fitness in all of our weight loss programmes.
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