This blog today is intended to let you know that yes I have been there and I get it. This is intended to have you in an inquiry of what’s important to you and give you an opportunity to be honest with yourself.
For many years I would say that being healthy and active was important to me….but then I would find reasons all the time why I couldn’t go to a class or even go for a run on my own time for that matter….My top reasons included:
- I am so tired right now from all the work I had to do today, I just want to relax
- It’s cold outside
- It’s raining
- It’s so hot I just need to sit on the patio
- The schedule of the classes doesn’t fit with my schedule
- I don’t feel good
- I have so many others things I need to do
I could really keep the list going….it wasn’t until I realized I had gained 50 pounds….felt horrible everyday….was unhappy in my own skin that I stopped making excuses.
See, I realized they were all excuses.
Whether I am tired or not I get up and go to work because if I didn’t I wouldn’t get paid. The weather is always going to be however the weather is and if I allow the weather to dictate what I do everyday….well….I would NEVER get anything done. My schedule is always going to be busy but there are fitness classes all over the place so I can find one, if I really want it, that would suit what I needed. I don’t feel good because I am not taking care of myself and doing something for me and last but not least by a long shot…those “other things” that I need to get done will still be there after I take 60 minutes out of my day to take care of me and truth be told, I will have more energy to complete them once I take care of me!
Honestly, it was a horrible feeling that hot day in July when I sat in my car sweating….and sweating from the rolls on my belly…that was it for me….no more excuses. My actions were not correlating to what I said was important to me.
How often do you hear someone say “what’s important to me is by age 30 I have a serious health disease and I eat at McDonald’s every second day!” Have you ever heard anyone say that?
No? Me neither. But the reality is that people say health is important to them and then they don’t do anything about it or they allow their reasons or circumstances to stand in the way.
Where do you draw the line?
Will it take you to become physically ill with a disease before you take time out for yourself?
What other aspects of your life do you sell out on because you always have the “perfectly logical” reason for why you can’t right now?
You are not living when you are living in your reasons and excuses. Living occurs when you challenge yourself, when you take time to push past the ordinary and grab hold of the extraordinary. Life happens when you take a chance and leap…and sometimes fall or fail.
Healthy living occurs when you take actions that correlate with healthy living. There is no magic pill that will come along and have you suddenly living healthy, you have to work for it, or find a way to have FUN working for it!
So tell me, what’s your next action towards living a healthy life if that really IS what you are committed to?
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