How do you get there from here? I ask this question quite often and I am also asked this question often by others. The answer is always a simple one……Dare to dream… 6 years ago I never would have given my health a second thought. That’s not completely true; I did think about how unhealthy I was but I really never gave it a hard look at because the task of getting from there to here was absolutely insurmountable in “my head”. Key words in that sentence-my head. The biggest challenge is always the 6 inches between your ears. You procrastinate because it is too hard or you don’t have time or you’re never going to be able to do it. So why do we not take care of ourselves first and foremost? It all boils down to 2 things.
And if you really want to take this one step further it is all really just excuses. Fear is really an excuse anyways. Remember the title of this blog-From my point of view, and this is my point of view.
Statistics now show that by the year 2016 obesity related diseases will overtake smoking as the number 1 preventable killer in the USA. So the consequences are the following if you continue on the same path (and mind you not everyone is here).
- You shorten your life span exponentially as your BMI goes up. BMI is an interesting topic all in itself. I will write on that next week. Let’s just say I know plenty of unhealthy “normal BMI” people.
- You will spend more money/time on health care and this could be financially disastrous.
- Like it or not you are a role model to someone and those “someones” look at how you’re living.
I was reminded by my father constantly to dream big. Not necessarily on health but on everything. I never want to settle for the status quo and neither should you. You are way better than you think you are and have more strength and determination than you ever thought. You need to see the end in mind and take it in incremental steps. If you try and do it all at once and expect it all to come with no work, you are setting yourself up for failure. This needs to be a fundamental shift in your lifestyle and it will take work so don’t kid yourself. Slowly over time which is realistic and achievable mind you, you will see results and you will be proud. I guarantee that if you dream big and work hard at anything you do, you will see the fruits of your labor pay off….
It’s All about Core,