Growing up, I always had this vision of what my life would be like. Go to college, get a good job, meet someone, get married, buy a nice car, a nice house (with a nice green lawn and a white picket fence), have some kids, get a dog and a cat. Don’t ask me where I came up with these crazy ideas. Obviously, I watched way too much Leave it to Beaver as a child.
You probably are living your dream, too. I know I woke up one day and realized it. I have everything I ever wanted. A great spouse, two great kids, the nice house, a nice car, a dog and a cat.
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you put your mind on it. I had a very clear vision of what I wanted growing up, but I was never specific of what I was going be like physically. This is not something you want to leave out. One day, I realized that even though I had everything I wanted, I was going down a bad path. I found myself obese, high blood pressure/cholesterol, thinning hair, going grey, and really in very poor physical condition.
I think everyone comes across that fork in the road at some point. For me, it was when I turned forty. One path was leading to chronic disease, medication, and most likely premature death. The other road was to fitness, health, and living a long active life.
We are working so hard to provide a good life for our family that we put our own fitness and health on the back burner. We usually put our kids first, then our spouses, then work, then volunteer work…, we end up being fourth or fifth on our list of priorities.
I tell my clients all the time that you have to put yourself first. Not because you are being selfish. If you care about your kids, your spouse, your work,… then you OWE it to THEM to be the best you can be. When you put yourself first, you look better, feel better, think better, have more energy, and you sleep better. All these things will make you a BETTER parent, lover, employee… or whatever.
If you put yourself first, they will not suffer! They will benefit in ways you cannot imagine! So start today! Here is a simple tip to get you started.
- Commit to Consistency – Permanent change does not happen making huge changes in your lifestyle. That just leads to failure. It happens by making a commitment to small changes, then following through on that small change for a long period of time. So make one small commitment to your exercise and nutrition. Once you have done those consistently, add one more, then another. Over time, these small commitments you have made to yourself will result in big changes.
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