Your body can do it, but your mind is getting in the way!
I see you sitting there, allowing your brain to tell you why you can’t work out today.
- It’s Saturday, and you deserve to rest today
- Your body is too sore
- You have too many errands to run
- Kids are home, and they are getting in your way
- My kids have games today; I have little time to do anything for me
Stop it right there! All of these excuses are old and washed up. We all have at least 30 minutes to give back to ourselves; you have to want to do it. And once you see those gains, you will be hungry for more.
I’m a true believer in making fitness a lifestyle. Small gains over a lengthy amount of time are what you should aim for. However, it is a colossal mistake to drop weight too quickly. If you find yourself losing weight rapidly, chances are you aren’t eating enough, or they may be medically wrong.
This brings me to another point before you begin your fitness journey, I advise that everyone should pay a visit to their primary care physician. When you’re there, get your blood work done and make sure everything checks outs, then discuss any concerns you have. Then, once you get the all-clear, begin your journey.
HAVE FUN AND DON’T GET DOWN ON YOURSELF
When it comes to fitness, the biggest mistake you can make is comparing your progress to someone else or expecting your results to come overnight.
Good things take time!
Compare YOUR BODY to cooking a chicken in the microwave versus an oven
- Microwaving the chicken~ Shove it in, cook it for a few minutes, and BLING, it’s done! The result is nasty, brutally tough, and challenging to chew…butt, it’s cooked. You might get sick later, but the outside looks done.
- Cooking the chicken in the oven~ Season it to perfection, drizzle a light layer of extra virgin olive oil, chop up all your veggies, and add potatoes and herbs for a fantastic aroma and a beautiful presentation. Before placing it into the oven, pour 4 cups of warm water and 16 ounces of chicken bone broth into the bottom of your deep dish pan. Place it into a preheated oven and cook at 350 degrees for two hours.
The second preparation may be extended, but the outside and inside will be equally beautiful.
So yes, you should treat your body like a well-cooked chicken. Don’t take shortcuts or rush the process. Be a beautiful glazed chicken and not a harsh, chewy, rubbery meat!
Respect the process.
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