If this is your plan for getting in the best shape of your life for this year then you and I have to talk a little bit. I think the best time is right now. What’s up, guys? Jeff Cavaliere, AthleanX.com. Diet and exercise: the ultimate combo. The Holy Grail when it comes to getting in shape? Not quite. Actually, it’s the two biggest words I frigging hate that we’re not only going to have you get rid of, but redefine, and replace with two things that really do matter. We don’t want to talk about diet and exercise anymore. What we want to talk about is nutrition and training. This is not about a game of semantics. It’s not. This is about the mindset that goes into using these words.If you think about it, people that talk about ‘diet and exercise’ are not all that serious. They’re in it for the short term. They’re looking for those short term successes. Can I follow a diet? Sure I can follow a diet. Maybe for three freaking weeks. I could tell you right now, most of the people that are on here that are going to be following diet plans will be off of them by the 21st of January. Statistics show that 95% of those will not be following the same damn eating plan that we are now. Why? Because they’re too restrictive. It’s made on false premise. It’s surrounded by things that you don’t normally do. You’re on this diet for the short term so that you can see some short term success, but guess what? You can’t do that for a lifetime. Nutrition is something different. Nutrition is how you fuel your body. Think about how you fuel your body. If you’re working out, how are you fueling your muscles? You need to and you need to vary the way that you think because you’re going to fuel your muscles, you’re going to fuel your body, you’re going to provide your body with nutrition from now until the day you die.A diet? I hope not. I really hope not. I hope you’re not following diets from now until the day you die because that day might come a lot sooner than you hope. What you want to do is start following a nutrition plan. One that allows you to actually live on it. One that gives you the leeway to enjoy some of the things that you like without ever feeling really deprived.That doesn’t mean that you’ll eat all kinds of junk food and shit like that because we talked about that on our cheat foods video. If you have goals in mind that might change how that works, but at least you’re not going to be thinking about diet. The other half of the equation here is exercise. What is exercise? To me, exercise is purposeless. That means I could be walking with my wife through the neighborhood and I want to see “Oh, look! The Sullivans! They put their house on the market”, or “Oh, the Johnsons! Look at how beautiful they decorated their porch for Halloween!” That’s not exercise. It’s a great day out with my wife in the park, but it has no plan, there’s no progressive plan behind it, I don’t know when the next time I’m going to do it, I don’t know what the opportunity is for me to advance that.What am I going to walk around the back and see if they put a new pool in, too? That’s not exercise. I don’t care if you go to a gym and swipe your card at the front desk. That doesn’t qualify as exercise either. Just because you can walk into a gym. I see so many people idly walking by, do a little bit of bis, a little bit of tris, a little bit of abs and then walking out not knowing when they’re going back, not knowing when they’re going to do the next day, not knowing when they’re supposed to progress that. If you don’t have that level of plan, or sophistication in place you’re going around in circles, literally. In the gym and in the type of results that you’re going to see. You’d better start training. Training has a purpose behind it. Training is what I try to instill in you here at Athlean-X. Training is taking a plan, taking you where you are right now, giving you and opportunity to flourish with what you can do, but challenging you so I can keep you progressing.Then when I get you to progress you’ve got to lay that challenge down a little bit further ahead of you so I can keep you progressing. Sometimes I have to pull back the reins, sometimes I have to push on the gas. That’s what a training plan does. That’s what we do. That’s what Athlean-X is all about. I provide you with a training plan. I provide you with a nutrition plan, one that you actually live with.I’ll leave you with one last note. A lot of people – the same people that will follow these diets – will do so at the exclusion of anything because they figure “I’ve got plenty of people and friends that have lost great amounts of weight using this certain diet plan.” They may even do that again at the exclusion of any exercise at all. You know what happens then? You create a really bad body. You create that skinny-fat body. Maybe it’ll look okay in clothes, but as soon as you take it off you’ve got that physique where your mother wanted a boy and your father wanted a girl and they kind of both got what they wanted. You don’t want that. You see people that look like this, you know and I know; they diet themselves down to the point where they look sick. They don’t even look good. They don’t look healthy. “But they’ve lost weight.” So what? What is that about? If you want long term physique changes that aren’t just here for aesthetic reasons, but for function – because you can purposely do whatever the hell you want to do.You’re a lot stronger, you’re a lot more balanced, or you’re a lot more agile, your conditioning is better and everything works better. That’s when you need to start thinking and changing the lingo. This is not semantics, guys. Get rid of those freaking words once and for all. Change the way you’re saying these things so you can start believing the real meaning behind what you should be doing here. That is good nutrition and training. All right, guys. If you’re looking for a plan that does it all, it’s available at AthleanX.com. I put all my hard work into it, and it’s there and ready for you and this is the opportunity.Now is the best time in the world for you to do it. I know a lot of people try to change here at the beginning of a new year. Let’s do this together. You can find it all at AthleanX.com. In the meantime I’m ranting here the first time in 2016. I have a feeling there will be more to come. If you like it leave e a thumbs up below and let me know what type of videos you want me to cover, or rant about, and I’ll be happy to do my best to get it off my chest for your entertainment. All right, I’ll see you back here again soon. .