It always hits that SAME time of year where resolutions are created, spoken, and then action begins to take place....but the same b.s. happens everyday as it always has, but somehow your mind has changed and made exercise and nutrition priority? Nope. You need to be honest with yourself. Though change starts with your mind, it doesn't happen over night. If it did, you wouldn't wait until the "new" year to begin to make those transitions from bad habits to good. You would have started the moment it clicked in your brain, a long time ago!
So what can you REALLY do to change your life for the better? How can you make yourself feel healthier and happier? Well my story is just that, mine! I am 34. For majority of my professional life, I have sat in front of a desk, answered calls, filed, ran errands, managed travel logistics, payroll, daily updates in investments, typed, wore business attire, went to the chiropractor with aches in my shoulder and back, wrists hurt, ate like crap, made no attempt to work out, felt tired and weak and unmotivated. I was going through a phase of depression about five years ago and forced myself to go to the gym and walk on the treadmill for about twenty minutes a day. Slowly I began to break out of my shell and blossom. My work outs gradually got longer and more intense. I knew nothing of posture, technique, or healthy eating. I began to make friends with members at my gym and ask them questions on getting better. All it took me was three sessions with a trainer to open my eyes to their lifestyle. They live, breathe, and eat a healthy lifestyle and I wanted it too! Six months later, I was studying to become a trainer and its been hard work. Probably the hardest work I have done, mentally AND physically.
I retired myself from the office setting and transitioned over to personal training. I hustle, I work long hours, I educate, I travel, I choose my hours, and so on. This is what it took for me to change. Surrounding myself with others who are passionate about this industry helps keep me motivated.
Not everybody can do this, so what is it going to take for YOU to find your niche? Start with not buying sugary things when you go grocery shopping. Keep the sweets out of the home. You crave a sweet, force yourself to get into your vehicle and drive to it. Find work out classes that work around your schedule. Don't let a "long day at work" take priority over your health and happiness. After you're done working out, you will never regret it. Talk to a trainer who can show you the workouts that are best suited for your goals. You waste money left and right on eating out, buying little things here and there, etc. Why can't you invest on your body?? Much cheaper than surgery, doctor appointments and medications right?
Days come and go and years fly by, but you still remain the same if you don't FORCE yourself to break from your years of bad habits, bad eating, long hours working, family, and outside occurrences. You only have yourself in this life, why not treat yourself kindly and put the excuses aside, give yourself a challenge and put it to the test.
How about a new year, a new you....and stick to it!!!