About four years ago, I was looking at old pictures of me, and I thought, my God, the day I took this picture, I thought I was fat!
I am utterly amazed at how fast weight can pile on my bones—leaving me feeling like professor Klump. Okay, maybe not that big, but close. I have seen my weight go up to 40 pounds higher than when I was in the best shape of my life. And I would sit there thinking, “what the hell did I eat”? But instead, I should ask, “what the hell didn’t I eat”?
Sluggish feeling takeover
When we are unhealthy, we become sluggish; this feeling doesn’t necessarily have to do with weight. But it does have to do with your level of activity. Let’s get one thing straight: you can be healthy and not thin and slim and not fit. I’ve worked with both types.
No matter your size, when you feel sluggish, you need to move like your house is on fire because it kind of is. Once you lose control of the fire, all hell will break loose and medical expenses will greet you with a BIG FAT BILL.
That’s the easy part.
Getting out of shape is the easy part. High fat, processed foods are everywhere you look. You literally can’t drive two minutes without passing by a Starbucks, fast food restaurant, or a dine-in “upscale restaurant.” But, even if you choose an upscale option, you can still make bad choices. Certain foods are not agreeable to everyone, and it’s up to you to figure that out.
That’s the hard part.
Getting your body moving is hard; if it were easy, everyone would do it! But unfortunately, we can all come up with an infinite number of excuses as to why we don’t have time to get fit or the desire to push ourselves. So instead, we look for the easy way out.
Anything sounds better than putting in the damn work!
It’s up to you to decide if you want to live a little longer, walk without getting out of breath, throwing away medication to help you deal with your past bad choices.
It’s up to you to decide if you want to start living life of freedom and zero restrictions.
It’s up to you to decide if you will start your fitness journey today. If you don’t start it today, then WHEN?
Getting fit ain’t easy, but it’s worth it!
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