Take a look at these two examples of two different bodies and study them for a moment.
When I work with my clients, I help them to forecast their life in 1,5,10 to 20 years from now. One question I always ask is “What do you think your body will look like in a year if nothing changes?” It’s an experimental process where various traits such as posture, anatomy, facial expressions and walking are projected into the future. My clients also create goals as to how they want their body to look and behave. Another question I ask is “When did this certain body behavior start?” These questions bring the same conclusion: the body behavior started at a certain point and it is not going to get better without a conscious effort towards improvement.
A few years ago, I hurt my neck and the pain was agonizing. A few months later, I realized that I had lost my abs that I had worked so hard in the previous months to define. I later realized the my neck was working overtime doing the work of my abs. I had to make a conscious shift for my body to change shape. So with the help of a well qualified trainer, I started to decrease my neck pain and strengthen my abs. So this proves the point that nothing happens to us by accident. If I had not sought help to get to the root of my neck pain, I will still have those old abs, ice cream love handles and miserable neck pain.
Further, it explains why nothing will change without a conscious effort. If this man in the red continued to stand as he does, what will he look
like in 10 years? Do you think back pain and/or diabetes might be a factor by then? My prediction, in 10 years, the RedMan’s stomach will only get bigger without some conscious intervention. The man in the tan, his butt will continue to disappear unless he understands how to make changes.
Take a look at the photos and make your projection. What do you think will happen to these two men in 10 to 20 years?