In the grand scheme of things how important is being healthy and physically to you?
Is it right at the top of your list, or is it something that’s more or less secondary to things like your family, friends, your career or even having a good time?
By being healthy you’re going to enjoy your family for a longer time and at a higher quality; you’re going to have more energy to have fun and hang out with your friends and you’re going to have more confidence to get the girl of your dreams and be more successful with your career. If being healthy and getting in great shape isn’t at the top of your list, don’t worry; just realize that it will have a direct impact on the things that are at the top of your list.
As a trainer I talk to people on a daily basis who have heard that getting in shape is something that they should do, but don’t see why until they’re faced with something more tangible, like a heart attack or health problems.
We see it as something that needs to be done over night, or a change that is going to occur in one big magic moment but a lot of the time that’s not going to happen. It needs to be done gradually and it is going to be a grind. You’re trying to change your lifestyle for the better, and that’s kind of a big deal. Take on one thing at a time.
If you’re just starting to exercise, try for 1 hour a week, then move up to 2 once you’ve done that every week in the month. If you’re just starting to eat healthier, start one meal at a time; get a big, healthy breakfast that you eat before work every morning. Once that’s been done 90% of the day’s in a week, move on to the next thing.
Being healthy enhances all other aspects of your life; try thinking of it that way, don’t just leave it on an island all by itself and expect to be dedicated to the goals you want to reach.