"Dave, this health and fitness stuff is easy. Do you know that this week I've cooked and prepped all my food, sorted the family’s snacks and meals, trained 5 times, slept really well each night, had no stress at work, haven't had any unexpected bills, been fairly active all day, had some fun and laughed each day, ticked all the items off my to do list and relaxed in the rest of my spare time."
SAID NO ONE EVER!!!
On your journey to a more great you - whether your goal is related to training, lifestyle, general health, getting fitter, leaner, stronger, smaller or bigger. Life gets in the way. Life is busy. The honest truth is though it is down to you to do something about it. Whichever element you want to change, it is your responsibility - you are responsible and accountable for your actions or lack thereof. If you don't want any of these things above then surely you owe it to yourself to go and get the things you do want.
Lets think about why you want to change something in your lifestyle, really think of the reason. I enjoy challenging myself. The reason I choose to change something is down to the goal I have in mind. I go through phases of improving my sleep patterns, being super disciplined with my training or really closely monitoring what I'm eating. But they all lead towards my main long term goal which is to enjoy time with my family. I want to be active and enjoy the best times I can with my family for as long as possible. I want to motivate as many people as possible to make positive changes in their lives as well and I also want my children to see that working hard, in any context, is a good thing and that feeling uncomfortable yet keeping on going has a positive outcome. I enjoy getting stronger and pushing myself physically, technically and mentally.
We are a busy world. Always on call to our notifications, always trying to do things faster, save time, yet I still here people say that they can't find the time. If if all this 'stuff' is here to make our lives better then how come we still can't STOP - SWITCH OFF - LOOK AROUND - AND TAKE IT ALL IN.
What's your why? Why are you doing what you are doing? If you are looking to achieve something I mentioned in the opening paragraphs then take a minute and figure out how you are going to get it. It might take some time, some planning but you can do it. If you don't look after you then how can you look after anyone else.
I've said it before, but start small. I'm not telling you to quit your job, get rid of your smart phone, find an hour everyday to train, but YOU have to do something. Make a better food choice a few times a week, get out of the office 3 times a day, get to bed in a calm state as regularly as you can, go for walk to clear your head rather than staring at a screen. once you make regular changes those actions turn into habits and those habits become part of you.
Accept the challenge and challenge yourself.
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