Have you ever asked yourself the question, “What if?”
What if I did something different this year? What if I stuck with my New Year’s Resolution? What if I ate healthy all year? What if I did not miss one workout all year? What would happen? What would that feel like? What would I look like?
It took me 2o years to get myself into really bad shape. Did I really think I could join a gym or buy a DVD that was going to transform my body and reverse the damage in 90 days? Okay, actually, I did. That is what we all hope and what we are sold every day via advertising. The sad part is – none of the solutions we are being ‘sold’ will fix the problem.
If you want to experience long-term weight loss, it is not going to happen overnight. Overnight solutions are temporary. If you quickly force your weight down by a “diet” and exercise and you do not address the underlying problem, your weight will come back — guaranteed (it is about as assured as taxes and death).
If you want long-lasting results, you have to resolve the core problem.
The root problem is that what we are eating is not right for our bodies. If you are carrying a few extra pounds or are not in great health, then something you are doing is not right for your body. You need to discover what that is and make a commitment to changing it.
Health and fitness is not going to come from a pill, “diet”, potion, lotion, surgery, DVD, Ab Barcalounger or any of this nonsense. It is only going to get solved by you taking responsibility as we discussed in a simple resolution to improve your health, and, secondly, making a commitment to your health and fitness.
The struggle is, we are afraid to take that step because that would mean we would have to make a change. But what if you made the change, what would happen?
Maybe you are afraid because you might have to give up something you love? But what if your body really does not love those things. What if your signals are off? What if your body is trying to tell you, “This stuff is killing me,” but what you are hearing instead is “Give me more”?
Our bodies are designed to be perfect. Each of us has a perfectly working biochemistry that is working to keep us at the perfect body composition. The problem is, some of the things we are eating are causing communication problems with our biochemical feedback system and our signals are not quite right. In some cases, they aren’t even close.
So how do we get our biochemistry reset to ‘perfect’ working condition? Well, to start, you need to take responsibility and make a commitment to yourself. Not for a month or 90 days. You need to make a commitment for the entire year. You need to eat right for your body and exercise every week. The choice of food and the type of exercise is different for each person, but a general rule of thumb is, eat a whole foods diet and exercise 3-5 times per week (every week and every month of the year)!
What if you committed to just these two things for the rest of the year? How would you feel at the end of the year?
Don’t ask what if anymore, just do it and find out what you’ve been missing.
If you need help with the eating part, contact me I would be glad to help you individually. Or check out The Kitchen Skinny which takes the hard part out of how to eat healthy.