It’s All Up To You, No One Else – Take Charge.
I was reading a blog post the other day from a marketing/business expert and it raised a good topic for todays blog post. The blog post was entitled, “Stop Whining and Get on With Life”. The article dealt with making decisions about what you want out of life and being responsible and accountable for your choices.
This got me thinking about being responsible and accountable for our health and wellness.
Comments come up on a daily basis at the gym about weight loss, working out and what works, what doesn’t work etc. It seems I am answering the same questions over and over as I am sure everyone that works in this industry does.
Does it frustrate me? Never and I really don’t mind answering these same questions because at least the questions are being asked and that is, at least a step in the right direction. However, asking and doing are two different things.
Losing weight, gaining strength, getting lean all take work and hard work! If you think you are going to get the body you want, or the strength gains without hard work, then maybe working out at a gym filled with fixed stationary equipment, or plodding hopelessly on a stair climber or elliptical is more to your liking.
If, on the other hand you really, really want to make changes to your body or hit those strength goals, then buckle down and work hard. As the saying goes, “Nothing good in life comes easy”, and a lean, strong body is no exception. Stop making excuses and make exercise and good nutrition a priority. No one is preventing you from getting the body you want, except you.
If you don’t have time after work for a workout, then get up early before work and get it done. Rather than sit on the computer at your lunch hour surfing the internet, get off your butt and go for a walk or get into the gym for a lunch hour workout. No one says your workout has to be an hour – you can make some serious inroads to a lean body with a 20 minute kick butt workout!
But once again, it boils down to how bad you want it. Everything in life comes at a price – the question is, “Are you willing to pay the price?” You absolutely must make health and wellness a priority. If you don’t then you will always find an excuse. You will always have a reason for not having the body you want. It will always be someone else’s fault. There will always be a reason that you can’t achieve what you want.
Once you have decided and made that commitment to yourself that you have had enough feeling and looking lousy, then the hard work begins and you will be ready and willing to do whatever it takes. No one or no thing will stand in your way. There will be no holding you back!
The healthy, strong body is waiting for you. Each one of us is capable of attaining it. What’s holding you back? What are waiting for? Don’t put off what you can start right now. There is absolutely no reason why you can’t start right now. If there is, I would love to hear it!
Get up, get going and get committed to making a difference – to you and for you!
Till next time,