The First Half of Your Life Doesn’t Determine the Second Half
Each week I review articles in four categories: fat loss, nutrition, strength training and health and wellness, giving you the Just Go Tips from each article to save you time and help you take action.
For the first 25 years of his life James Fell was admittedly lazy, didn’t exercise and after turning 18 (The drinking age in Alberta) his diet consisted mainly of fast food and beer.
His account of how he learned to exercise and eat healthy for life is one we can all learn plenty from.
You can go directly to the article by clicking here. My Just Go Tips from the article as well as my thoughts about it can be found below.
Just Go Tips
- Embrace the new lifestyle you will adopt. Read carefully, I said lifestyle, not “embrace the new 6 week program” or “embrace the temporary change that doesn’t last and leaves you worse off than before.” James suggests you embrace the sustainability of lifestyle and I couldn’t agree more.
- Start noticing how much you better you feel. Sure, you want to lose body fat or gain some muscle, but as you pursue those, noticing how much better you feel can keep you going – especially because results take time. You will inevitably notice how you feel better when you workout – enjoy it!
- Accept the need to change. Not just some superficial thing you display online, but who you actually are. In adopting a healthy lifestyle you become a different person – a better person. Your life will be different. Is it easy to change? Hell no, but it’s completely necessary to live the life you’re capable of living. ACCEPT THE NEED TO CHANGE.
The road to getting in shape and adopting a healthy lifestyle can be brutal.
If you haven’t exercised in years and have been consuming junk food at the same time it won’t be easy to change. I’ll say it again, IT WON’T BE EASY TO CHANGE. However, you have to take the first step – no matter how small it may be.
Can you go from lazy to not quite as lazy, like James did?
And then go from not quite as lazy to only a little lazy?
Yes, yes you can and when you do you will start to develop momentum, healthy habits will form and it will become a little easier to do the whole working out and eating healthy thing.
I said it wouldn’t be easy, but undoubtedly it will be worth it.
Working out and eating healthy doesn’t just improve your fitness, it prompts so many other things. Read what it did for James:
Fitness prompted me to marry the woman of my dreams and raise a couple of awesome straight A students who are both about to get their black belts in karate. I also completed two master’s degrees, had a successful business career and become one of the most read fitness columnists in North America.
Just go, what are you waiting for?
What should you do next? Just go!
Choose something you can apply to your life and take action. What have you got to lose?
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