Success or Failure with Either Golfing or Dieting Depends on Your Commitment.
If you are reading this you are probably a golfer. It could also be that you have been on a diet at some point in your life. It’s even possible that you are a golfer on a diet.
To be candid and revealing, I struggled with weight issues for a large (no pun intended) part of my life. I went from a chubby kid to a lean 205 pound professional ice hockey referee, to a 327 pound married guy, to a happier and healthier, 80pounds lighter, golf swing training products creator in pursuit of helping golfers get more fit for golf.
Your success or failure in golfing or dieting depends totally on the goals you set and your commitment to doing what it takes to reach those goals.
We have too many choices.
– Golfers have thousands of videos, books, articles and training products to choose from that can “fix” any golf swing problem.
– Dieters have hundreds of diet plans available from Nutrisystem to Paleo to Fasting to The South Beach Diet to Atkins to Weight Watchers, and many more.
We expect immediate results.
– Golfers (generally) take a lesson or two to be “fixed”. Then, don’t commit the time it takes to follow up with the teachers instructions on the range.
– Dieters often don’t make it through the entire program because they fall of the wagon and miss their “regular” food and drink.
We monitor the scale or the scorecard too much.
– Golfers are likely to be discouraged with their progress when the scorecard reveals a lack of improvement or lower scores.
– Dieters get discouraged because, after weighing in a few times, they find that their plan is not producing weight loss as quickly as they were anticipating.
There are many more similarities (and I’m sure you can add your own list), but you get the point. You must decide what you want to accomplish, establish a mindset that you will achieve that goal, and commit to the process. The truth is that if you want to be successful at golf or dieting,you have to make a lifestyle change. There is no “Silver Bullet”.
Making a Lifestyle Change Means:
1. Make a new plan. Determine the outcome you want in advance. Out with the old, in with the new.
2. Don’t focus on the scorecard or the number on the scale.
3. Commit the time and effort it will take to produce the results you want.
4. Don’t quit – Trust the process – Don’t give up.
Be sure to check out our blog post: “There Ain’t No Such Thing As Muscle Memory”.
To learn more about my journey with golfing and dieting,suggestions, and additional resources to help with both, please visit: Golfing-Dieting.