I get told sometimes that being fit must be easy for me. No it’s not. In fact sometimes it sucks. There are days when I get really tired of eating the same thing day in and day out. Not all healthy food tastes good. Don’t get me wrong there are some great healthy meals, but after awhile you start to exhaust yourself on brown rice, sweet potatoes and chicken.
When I get home from work I immediately take about 15 minutes and make my next day’s breakfast smoothie, pack my lunch and snacks for the rest day and do some other prep.
4:45 comes super early and some days I would rather throw my phone across the room and stay under the warm covers, than get up and drag my butt to the gym. Getting fit and building muscle takes work. It’s not an easy road.
So why am I saying all this? Am I trying to get you not to work out? No. Despite the fact that it’s hard some days, and I don’t want to do it. I wouldn’t trade it for anything, because the payoff for how I feel is worth it. Working out is not easy. It takes habit and it takes time. Don’t be discouraged if you set out on this journey and a few weeks in you don’t see change. This stuff takes time. I’ve been doing it for years and I’m still working towards goals. That’s okay.
Look at it this way. If you don’t start today, and say “It will take too long” what will happen? Time will pass and a year will go by, and then the next, and you will be exactly where you are now. So why not start? Even if you don’t hit your end term goal in a year, you will be way far ahead of where you were. So go for it. Will it be easy? Not always, but it will be worth it. Do it for a strong you, a healthy you, an active you. Do it for yourself, for those around you and for those who look up to you. You’ve got this.
The key to fitness is not found in the perfect workout plan, or the next fad diet, or some new supplement that your friends are raving about. It’s found in the day in and day out habits and routines that are essential to your success. So stop telling yourself you can’t. You can.
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