Barrett has been asked many times throughout the years, 'How long will it take me to get into shape?' Since each person is unique and many variables play a role in the process of getting into shape, Barrett touches on a partial list of factors that can affect the speed of progress, including consistency, intensity, proper diet, sleep, nutritional supplements, age, genetics, metabolism, gender, weight and lifestyle. Benefits of exercise and proper diet can enhance the overall quality of your life physically, mentally, and spiritually. Exercise and proper diet can assist you physically by helping to control weight, prevent obesity, reduce (bad) cholesterol levels, decrease blood sugar levels, slow the aging process, increase your energy level, help prevent heart disease, and aid rehabilitation after injury, operation, or illness. In addition, exercise and proper diet can assist you psychologically by helping to improve sleep, fight depression, reduce anxiety, relieve stress, increase self esteem, enhance self confidence, and much more. You are the pilot of your own ship; therefore, you will create your own destiny. Only you can choose to help yourself. Without goals, you are like a cork in the ocean floating wherever the tide wants to take you.