Simple means uncomplicated. So, it’s true: getting and staying fit whether this includes building strength, developing endurance, or becoming lean is straightforward. Essentially all you have to do is lift more weight, run farther, and eat less. Easy, right? Wrong. Easy means without much effort.
The simplest things, like changing a dietary habit can require Herculean effort. The most complicated of tasks, such as rationalizing poor food choices can be remarkably easy. Most people seem to easily overcome the difficult challenge of fooling themselves while balking at the simplest of actions.
I used to assure people that fitness was well within reach. Back then, most hadn’t yet fully bound themselves in the belief that fitness was easy. The “no sweat” workout was still a transparent marketing ploy. These days, generally, people think that fitness is something anyone can take off the shelf and purchase at the register. They expect it to be easy, that it takes care of itself.
Now, I say that though fitness is for everybody, it isn’t for everyone. Yes, it’s simple, but fitness certainly isn’t easy. You’ve got to do what it takes. However difficult accomplishing that goal might have been for you physically, the highest hurdle could be to just accept the challenge mentally.