On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m discussing the idea of being offered $1,000,000 to become obese, and comparing the wow factor of weight loss inspiration vs sustainable healthy living.
This was a question from #AskLiveLeanTV Ep. 014.
Before we get into today’s question, I wanted to quickly provide some context.
I’ve never been obese before.
However, as a kid, up to my late 20s, I struggled with self-esteem issues when it came to my physique.
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Once I shifted my mindset, using the action steps given in this book, everything changed.
I’m not saying I’m now the most confident person in the world, but the change in 1998 Brad vs today, is substantial.
I believe this book will help a lot of people break through their self-limiting beliefs.
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So with that said, let’s jump into today’s question.
@DEX2REAL on Snapchat asks: Would you trade in your lean body to become obese for 1,000,000?
Would I trade my body to become obese for $1,000,000?
That’s a good question.
Which would I want more:
To be honest, it’s not even about the money.
For me, it would be more about the challenge.
A lot of people have asked me if I would go on a TV show where the producers put the fitness trainer on a weight gaining program to become obese.
Although Jessica couldn’t imagine me becoming obese, I often wonder if I did gain weight and become obese, would I still love the journey of burning it off.
Again, it’s not 100% about the money to me, it’s more about the challenge of inspiring others.
Plus, I’m not sure if this $1,000,000 deal would allow me to burn off the weight.
If the offer included that I would have to stay obese, my answer would be a hard no.
In my opinion, making $1,000,000 is a lot easier than living a life of obesity.
Even if the deal allowed me to put the weight on, then lose the weight, I still don’t think I would say yes.
This concept doesn’t really fit with the Live Lean brand where we inspire people how to Live Lean, 365 days a year.
With all that said, here’s one of the reasons why I would be open to it.
One of my goals is to motivate and inspire people that they can transform their body and life.
But since I’m a guy who has never been obese before, I can understand how it may be tough to inspire people who are obese, since I have never been in their footsteps before.
For example, I can understand how someone who is obese, and just beginning their Live Lean journey, would think I don’t understand what they’re going through.
So here’s a good question to you, the reader.
Does this mean I can’t be as inspirational and motivational compared to a fitness trainer who has been through that experience?
If I was to gain weight, for example 100 pounds, and then lose it again, would that be more inspirational for you to listen to my advice, versus if I was just Living Lean, 365 days a year, for the rest of my life?
Which scenario is more motivating and shareable for you?
Comment your answer below.
Let me be upfront.
I’m not promising anything.
Even if the response is overwhelming that everyone wanted me to do it, and I knew that this is what I had to do to motivate people, I still can’t say that I would 100% do it.
The more I think about it, my gut is telling me that I wouldn’t do it.
Not for $1,000,000.
My health is too important to me.
Maybe we can talk if you put a couple zeros on that, so I can join the 3 comma club, and become a billionaire 😉 .
But seriously, the consequences of becoming obese are much bigger than simply not liking the way you look.
The decision to become obese would really negatively affect my overall health.
If I know you and the rest of the audience, I’m predicting that you would probably tell me not to do it.
Especially since our Live Lean brand is all about how to sustain a lean and healthy physique, 365 days a year.
However, maybe I’m wrong.
I’m very curious, so let us know what you think in the comments.
Now I want you to go check out this video post on the story behind the before and after weight loss transformation of fellow Live Leaner, Alex.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.