Waking up day after day, feeling like shit, not wanting to go to work, the gym, tired all the time, hormonally speaking a disaster, and yet you haven’t started? Why not? I’m sure you have every reason, but let’s have some self-realization that your reasons are actually excuses. I get it. From, not having time, to not having the money, the motivation, the “nothing works”, it’s summer, it’s winter, I have a wedding, I have a vacation, the list of reasons to not start will continue to grow year after year. I’m telling you the best time it now. It sounds so simple, you just start. It really is that simple. It doesn’t need to be fancy but putting one foot in front of the next and getting going is the hardest part. The hardest part of working out is the drive to the gym. You literally have to drive there. You could just drive home, or stay home, but that drive there you have every reason to not go. Then you get there, and if your working with a coach or you goto the class you do it, and you feel better for it. So you go back, day after day you go back. All it took was a drive to the gym.
Next stop, drive to the grocery store. We all know those whole foods are much better than frozen, or packaged foods, so buy that, next, go home and cook it up and eat it. It literally is that simple. Starting your journey will small fixes like eating better will get the ball rolling. Next not happy with results, get help. Many think it’s to costly, well for most qualified coaches, your looking at $3-$4 dollars/day for the breakdown. So make your coffee at home, and your breakfast at home and done, there is your nutrition coach money…See how this works, I’m going to smash your excuses!
#1: Summer is here. Okay I get that, but lets talk about that, summer comes every year…Well, Kinda! I mean we live in Canada so that’s kinda a gift to have summer but what do you love about summer that you couldn’t have? Beers and hot dogs? Well you could work in a few beers and hot dogs, your not going to live off of them for heavens sake so lets say you go camping ALOT, well you could definitely control it and enjoy those things. I don’t know many that camp for 4 months straight and are ONLY going to pack that, so your coach could work with you on that! If you only ate hot dogs and beers a few times through the summer lets say 7 days out of 120 days, you’re sitting at a diet of 95-5, That’s damn good results. So put that into perspective, you have weddings? Stag parties? Grads, those tend to be one or two-day events, if you make a plan leading up to those events you are still going to be VERY successful.
#2: I don’t know how to cook healthy. YouTube and Google. Look up recipes, watch videos figure it out. Buy recipe books, or take a cooking class.
#3: YOLO: Do people say that anymore?? If your reading this Grandma it means “You only live once.” Absolutely, life is short but in the same breath you also could live a very long healthy happy life, but you’re going to need to put sometime into that. If I’m waking up every day not feeling like my best self whether its health-related or I’m not happy that I’m always trying to cover my body up with clothes that don’t flatter my body and make me feel confident, are you going to live a happy life? I don’t think so or you wouldn’t be following my page… you want to change, you’re just scared, that’s okay, So was I.
#4: I hate eating the same thing everyday. So don’t. We literally can have access to so many different types of foods. If you have food sensitivities and you need alternatives look them up, find them. For example, dairy. Look for some alternatives, almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, lactose free yogurt and ice cream. Options are out there you just have to find them. Don’t want to eat chicken every day, then don’t! OR do and find different ways to prepare them. Use different spices, and keep it changing up. Nobody that I know who is successful with long-term success eats the EXACT same thing every day.
#5: I’m busy. We are all busy. We are! We live in such a fast pace environment, the hustle is overwhelming, I do get that, but you need to eat. According to my quick google search, the average North American spends 1 hour and 40 minutes BROWSING social media throughout their day, you could take 10 minutes out to balance your macros and then it take about 2 minutes a meal to weight it and BAM you are finding time.
I could go on and on and if you’re still reading this, thank you. It doesn’t matter what stage of life you’re in, I can tell you its the perfect time to start. You will never have time you have to find it. You can’t have results and excuses. You deserve to be happy, day in a day out. Make yourself a priority and take control, wake up feeling energized and ready to take the world over, don’t go another day wishing for something you can change.