Environmental Influencess: Uncensored Podcast with John and Brad

Here’s the next episode of the UNCENSORED Podcasts Season 3.

Environmental Influences

Adonis Origins-Rich Sigona

Adonis Legends: Rich Sigona
Rich is one of the original Adonis Transformation Contest winners. He’s learned to deal with the environmental influences during and after his transformation. Today, several years later, he still maintains the Golden lifestyle.


Your location and context are important to your success

People around you have a lot of influence in what you do.

Where you are is very important.

Who you are with is very important.

Are you at the gym?

Are you with people who encourage or discourage positive workout behavior?

Interaction with others to fit in with the group will affect your decisions.

Persecution regarding food is not about you. They are projecting their issues and insecurities on you.  The very fact that you are thinking about what you eat and consume is threatening to some people.

Negative comments are always really people making comments about themselves and their issues, not YOU.  The guy or gal on Facebook who says “Too much muscle!” or “Too skinny!” or whatever, it is really not about you.


You will get a lot of negative comments during your corrective action phase


“The correction” or corrective phase is what most will be commenting on.  This is the phase that requires serious effort – and is only necessary for the weight loss. The extreme corrective action is not forever.


It is not sustainable or you would go down to zero percent body fat.  At some point it must stop, because it’s corrective action.

Maintaining is less extreme than the “correction”.   When you maintain, you only need very short temporary corrective action for minor fat gains. Reigning in eating habits results in a journey back to a maintenance level.


Online writing is biased


Everyone has their issues.  It comes through in their writing. There is bias.  There are very few experts.  They explain to you their perspective as if everyone was like them.


So it’s not just friends, family, and people around you, it’s also the fitness writers online.  Even the researchers; they have a hope or bias that the outcome or answer will turn a certain way. They are trying to convince you that their issues are your issues.


Your life will change as you gain success


All of your relationships will change as you gain success and reach your goals. People will need to adjust to the new transformed person you have become. Some people are able to adjust, and some are not.  You will have to make decisions and evaluate all of your relationships.

You will be affected by jealousy and others who want your success.  This is what happens with any success.  The more success you have, the more your relationships all around you will change.

So the bottom line is that who you spend time with in your life as well as online will all affect your success.  They will also affect how well you keep your success.

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About Allen Elliott

Allen is the Editor-In Chief of the Adonis Index Blog, bringing you weekly articles on contest prep, transformation testimonials' and much more!

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