We all know 'that guy'! If you are him, STOP reading now! But you know, 'that guy' that does a whole lot of nothing, talks a huge game, plays the role he wants people to see, yet is as transparent as my pasty skin in January. Have you ever stopped to think the effort that goes into being 'that guy' and the lack of effort that goes into being who he really is? Why waste energy trying to be something you aren't and start living the life you are intended to live.
If you hate to exercise, don't be 'that guy' and buy a gym membership with the intention of getting up at 5 a.m. every morning when the earliest you've been up in the past decade is 8:30. It will NEVER happen. Don't even try to fool yourself thinking it will. I actually knew someone that bought a gym membership and planned to do 3-a-days! Yes. His 'plan' was to workout 3 TIMES A DAY! Needless to say, he was chugging cokes by 3 p.m. the first day of his 'new me' life.
If you're complaining about how you feel or how you look and are ready to make an honest effort at change, start by being practical. Don't be some silly caricature of yourself. Start by making a change in your diet. Don't be 'that guy' and say you're eating healthier by adding dairy to your diet and then tying your belt like a tight tourniquet around your waste displaying your results and acting like it's really working.
Write down your goals and take it one day at a time. Accomplishing small goals not only leads to larger goals, but it builds your confidence to make the bigger change you've wanted. What is practical and what do you desire to become? Small changes in how we treat ourselves and how we literally feed ourselves, leads to a better you while 'that guy' will continue to hope to be something he will become but will only find himself being 'the guy' he never wanted to be.