“There are no shortcuts”
It will not be easy! If it were, we would all be fit. The truth is, we as Americans are one of the most obese nations in the entire world! We live in a society that promises us quick fixes and fast solutions to long term problems. We are quick to take a pill instead of doing the work needed to fix the solution on our own, even though we are capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for.
Those who live a healthy lifestyle have made a concerted effort to fit exercise into their daily schedule. We all have the same 24 hours in a day but what you do within those 24 hours is your own choice. We too can make the excuse that we are too tired to exercise due to working a 8 or 10 hour shift or that there’s a TV show that we need to watch, but we, on our own, decide that being healthy is more important than Keeping up with the Kardashians.
I have no sympathy for people who make excuses like “I have no time”. You can get a workout in just a few minutes using a tabata method (which is a 4 minute high intensity interval workout). I also don’t like hearing people make excuses for poor nutrition and blaming it on lack of time, you can easily make a healthy meal and bring it to work with you instead of going to a fast food joint or eating microwave meals. Good eating starts with a proper breakfast, lunch and dinner and then eliminate as much wasted calories as possible such as substituting water (with lemon) for soda or drinking regular coffee instead of a 1200 calorie sugar and syrup (and chemicals) filled specialty coffee drink from an expensive barista shop. Yes, you will have to consistently watch what you eat to truly be healthy.
You also have to make sure you have healthy, consistent sleeping patterns as well as proper, consistent exercise routines. Did you notice the word consistent? No amount of exercise can outwork poor nutrition. Set aside a time of the day that you KNOW you can be doing something to better yourself and schedule that time to fit in a workout or some sort of exercise. Most of us fail because we fail to plan. You will not get fit in a day, just like you didn’t get fat in a day, this is a lifestyle change for the truly committed if you want to be healthy. The way I see diet and exercise is “healthcare”. We make the choice to better ourselves, increasing strength and flexibility while increasing the efficiency of our immune system to avoid the need to visit doctors so often, which is what I consider “sickcare”. Those who workout regularly tend to get sick less than those who do not.
Start slow or start fast, just start now! Just make sure you stay consistent! Consistency is the only way to reap the rewards and benefits. Otherwise you will be on the perpetual roller coaster ride of ups and downs…two steps forward two steps back getting nowhere fast. Commit to this lifestyle and be prepared to put in the hard work necessary and you too can be fit and healthy.
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress”.
If you’re ready to start your fitness journey and would like our help, feel free to email me at: Dave@metahumanfitness.com or call me at (760) 270-0206.
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