In the Year 2013

"In the year 2013". It sounds like a date in a futurist movie from the 80's. Well, the world has not come to an end, Y2K was a bust, and the Mayans seemed to have their dates mixed up. It looks like the world as we know it will continue on. So it is now the start of a brand new year, and we all know what comes with that…New Year's Resolutions!!! I believe that about 90% of the resolutions made this year will have to do with FITNESS. In some form or another everyone wants to look and feel better in the "New Year". Yet, if these resolutions are made every year than why isn't everyone walking around toned and fit? It’s because the pleasure of finally looking awesome in a bathing suit or getting off your blood pressure medicine is not worth the pain of waking up early to attend a Muay Thai class or saying no to that next pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream.

Research has proven that most decisions in life are based on the need to gain pleasure and avoid pain. Thus, in order to get fit you need to reprogram what you receive pleasure from and what causes you pain. The pleasure of dropping 10 kilos of fat needs to be greater than any night out with friends or any meal you could possibly eat.

Let’s try an experiment.  Close your eyes and imagine yourself 10kg lighter. Your wearing new clothes, friends cannot stop saying how great you look, and everyone wants to know how you did it. This is the feeling you need to remember when your friends are laughing at you for ordering a salad on a Friday night or when you refuse your Grandma’s special homemade dessert.

Fitness is simple, but not easy. It takes hard work and discipline. You need to want the feeling of true health. There is a saying that "nothing taste as good as FIT feels". The only problem with this statement is that most people have never really been fit or they have forgotten what it feels like to live in real fitness. To wake up each morning, roll out of bed without coffee, and attack the day. To fly through your workout with energy and excitement. It may sound like a movie or a fantasy, but it can be a reality. 

We at Evolve MMA understand it is difficult to find the correct information. Everyone these days has a new diet, pill, or potion to help you drop the inches around your waist. In order to help you find your way to the world of health and fitness, we have decided to organize a very special seminar based on the latest research in the field of nutrition.  We are calling it the Evolve Warrior Nutrition Seminar.

Don't miss your opportunity to learn the diet secrets of some of the world's greatest athletes. On January 27th, 2013 please join us for a special seminar on the secrets & science of the all-new Evolve Warrior Nutrition Program. You can sign up now at the front desk of any of the Evolve MMA location.

About the author:  Mitch Chilson is an instructor and member of the Evolve Fight Team at Evolve Mixed Martial Arts in Singapore.  A former 2x MCFC MMA Champion, he currently competes for ONE Fighting Championship, Asia's largest and most prestigious MMA event.  Mitch is a certified personal trainer, nutritionist, and strength and conditioning coach.  In addition, he serves as a columnist and Advisory Board member for Men's Health magazine.  Mitch is also a certified Muay Thai instructor under Kru Yodtong Senanan, 1 of only 7 non-Thai instructors in the world and holds a Renzo Gracie Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Rafael Gordinho Lima.

Evolve Mixed Martial Arts® is Asia's premier brand of MMA academies. With World Champions in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, Wrestling, and No Gi Grappling, Evolve MMA is the top martial arts training organization in Asia. It ranks among the best martial arts academies in the world.