As I look at my client’s, I think the common denominator is tenacity. That spirit that comes from believing failure is not an option. For some, this comes naturally, while for others it does not come easy. It must be learned. I often find myself as a trainer coaxing client’s into hanging on. “Give me another week or two” I ask, knowing that when they start seeing real results their life will change. And, it does!
So, as you start out on your journey to get fit, I can only suggest that you be realistic about it. Getting started CAN be difficult. Let’s face it, often this requires changing old and mostly bad habits. When beginning, know that while it may be difficult at first, it DOES get easier! It soon becomes a new habit, and as you start seeing results, you want to see more. This is the fuel to the fire. Improving makes you want to improve more!
Be realistic knowing that you MUST put in some time before this whole “fitness lifestyle” gets easy. At first you may be sore as your body adjusts to the new routine and the healthier meal choices may not seem to taste as good as the greasy pizza. Still, the longer you stick to the plan, you will find that your body is getting stronger and the healthier meals provide you more energy. This may be strange as you have not actually felt “good” in such a long time, but it will be a wonderful experience. It may become a new addiction. One that helps you improve instead of tearing yourself down.
Getting started can be difficult, but the end result is well worth it. Go into this new endeavor with the knowledge that if you can stick to the plan for a few weeks, it WILL become worth it. It will pay off!
We are here on this earth but for a short time, but living a healthy lifestyle allows us to enjoy it much more than if we are unhealthy. Make the most of the time you have, and start your fitness journey today. Doing so will pay you great rewards. Rewards which you may not even be able to comprehend yet. Start today, and stick with it! Soon you will wonder why you didn’t start this lifestyle change years ago.