I see you over there. Giving flirty eyes to the squat rack. What's holding you back? Is it fear of failure, of messing up? I know you you're thirsting for more. You want commitment. No more messing around. You're ready to settle down with a sustainable life. Besides, you have a void in your heart that junk food just can't fill.
You need health.
On a real note, I've been the girl who "falls off", then gains amazing motivation again..but falls off AGAIN. The annoying cycle that makes you think that not working out and eating whatever you want is just easier.
Why is it? That we go through these annoying cycles, never to just hold on and stick with living a healthy lifestyle.
Personally, I think it's because we live in a world where everyone wants instant gratification. When we decide we are going to start living a healthy life we want it all, and we want it right now. If we don't have abs by Friday we quit. This, just isn't how life works. When we want something we must work for it.
How cool would it be to go to college on Monday and graduate on Friday? Clearly this isn't going to happen. You've got to study, to work, to go to classes. So we're fine with putting in the work where it's important to us, where we will have something to show off at the end. In this instance a degree.
If you are so willing to commit to these other areas of life, why not your health? This area seems to be put on everyone's back burner.
So I'll put it like this so it really sinks in: We are ok with putting relationships, school, friends, and work first but when it comes to our body..aka: the thing that sustains our beings..we could give two craps?
Now don't get me wrong, I'm not telling you to live in the gym and not have a life. I'm talking about making our health a priority. Lets not say f**k you to our bodies. Lets stop flirting with the idea of being healthy.
Take control, choose to put your health and fitness higher on your list. Thats when the results will come, that's when you'll look better, feel better, think better. I promise.
This lifestyle wants you, every part of you.
"So it's not going to be easy. It's going to be really hard. We're going to have to work at this everyday, but I want do that because I want you, I want all of you. Forever" -Noah Calhoun (The Notebook)
That quote my friends, needs to be how you see fitness. It's going to be hard, but everythinig worth having will require some work.
Get after it, stop flirting with the idea and commit damnit!