Why are six pack abs important to you?
This is a good question. It’s actually deep, profound and quite psychological in many ways. You see we all identify ourselves with form.
We think that we are our bodies. We are not our bodies in any way. Are you any less “you” when you lose your legs or arms? Of course not.
In our culture today we’re very image oriented and think in terms of looks, age, beauty etc. Really we identify with form. If you realize this in a state of awareness and consciousness, then it’s okay to train hard, get rock hard abs and realize that it’s all just for fun.
So take a deeper look into why you want these specific physical characteristics or traits. Again there’s nothing wrong with them, but we don’t want to align or attach ourselves too closely with these ideas about form.
The six pack represents the highest level of health and fitness you can achieve. If you just want to lose 20 or 30 pounds, flatten your stomach and get back into your clothes, that’s fine. But this isn’t for you. This is the Holy Grail of fitness.
Before you pursue this adventure you have to really dig down deep to determine what is your ulterior motive?
Why do you want to lose those 20 or 30 pounds? To look better at the beach? To impress a girl or guy of the opposite sex? Keep asking yourself “Why” because the six pack abs workout by itself is absolutely useless.
This “why” question will help you have a deeper level of motivation for those days that you’re just not interested in lifting weights or going to the gym.
If you’re just trying to buy pride, respect, sex, power, health, self achievement, self accomplishments or any other motivations, you better re-evaluate your goals.
I’m serious about this. It’s time to take stock as to why you want these things.
So until you can define that emotional “Why” you’re going to have a difficult time staying motivated. This is the No.1 reason people aren’t dedicated to the six pack abs workout. They need a deeper reason to achieve these goals than just looking good or dropping a few pounds so they can fit into their bikinis or board shorts this summer.
But Vince Delmonte insists that if you sit down and ask yourself “Why”, you’re going to discover a very emotional reason. However, it most likely won’t be a logical reason, like decreasing your blood pressure, wanting to be healthier or wanting your clothes to fit better. It’s probably going to be something superficial like identifying with form. I’m telling you, the more we can realize that we are not our bodies, the more free we become.
Even though I realize I am not my body, this isn’t an excuse to be lazy and eat fried foods. It’s more of a motivation because I want to take care of the body I was given and teach others to do the same.
Those aren’t deep rooted emotional reasons that will wake you up early in the morning, that are going to keep you focused when the temptations set in, or that are going to keep you consistent. You need to find that deep burning emotional “Why”.
A lady came into Vince’s office and told him the reason she wanted to trim down was for her upcoming wedding. She wanted to fit into her mother’s wedding dress. Which was also her grandmother’s dress. And her great-grandmother’s dress. Pretty amazing story. I can’t imagine that wedding dress was looking that great anyway! 😉
But after several answers as to why that was important, the lady confessed that the real reason she wanted to lose fat was that she didn’t want to disgrace her family name.
She had emotional issues going on just fitting into that dress. It was a deep pain that was there.
So until the truth was uncovered, there wasn’t enough information to get her truly motivated. Now when the real reason was uncovered, she’ll be able to push through the tough times and get to her goal. You see how knowing the why can be a big help in terms of long term motivation?
Vince Delmonte urges his clients to do exactly the same thing. He says that until you discover the emotional “Why”, you’re going to have a difficult time reaching the finish line.
I totally agree with him on that.
So if you’re looking for a successful six pack abs workout, you’ve got to spend some serious time finding the truthful, deep rooted, emotional reason. That discovery will make the program truly worthwhile.