Have you ever said 'I will start on Monday', 'I will workout when things calm down in my life', 'There is always tomorrow', 'I will start my diet TOMORROW' 'I don't have time', 'I don't have support'????
Any of those phrases sound familiar?
If you have read my blog before, then you know that I am not a fan of excuses. They are wasted time & breath.
All the things that your body does for you, breathing, beating heart, pumping blood, regulating temperature, cleaning blood, all of your senses, supporting your weight, and the various other things your body does for you on a daily basis. What do you do for your body in exchange? Do you fill your body with saturated fat, sugar, cholesterol, sodium, trans-fats, and processed foods as a thank you? Are you telling yourself lies & excuses?
Your body will only work so long, without something in exchange, and I don't mean medications and excuses.
Stop the excuses, set goals, and start TODAY!
-Find or hire an accountability coach. This can be a spouse, friend, nutrition coach, personal trainer, or a family member.
-Set goals. Write them down and put them somewhere that is visible to everyone.
-Clean out your refrigerator and pantry. You and your accountability coach can do this together. Throw out all processed junk foods and replace with whole, clean foods and beverages.
-Pick your exercise method. Whether you join a gym, buy a treadmill or join a walking group, just pick a method and make sure you let your accountability coach know what method you have chosen.
-Exercise 5 days a week for at least 30 minutes a day.
-Kick bad habits. Smoking, excessive drinking, medications, or any other habit that is causing your body damage.
Use these tips as a starting point, and build from there. Remember that you only have one body, treat it with the respect that it deserves.
Either start working for your body, and stop making excuses or don't plan too far into the future.