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If 2017 didn’t go the way you’d hoped, don’t worry, 2018 won’t be that different.
We are creatures of habit, unfortunately.
Some may even call us lazy.
Think about it for a second, there are plenty of less than optimal things people willingly choose to continue doing each day (for what ever reason), things such as smoking, drinking, drugs, binge eating, crossing the road without looking, telling their significant other they’re wrong, the list of things people do that are hazardous to their heath just goes on and on, yet the repeat their patters everyday.
Do you repeat yours?
If you do, this shouldn’t be a cause for concern, is should just be acceptance that you have a choice to make and you’re making it.
Now except for truly extenuating circumstances, most of the things that happen to us are of consequence related to our choices, be those immediate or delayed.
Take eating terribly for example.
This is something people do willingly because the risk-reward is worthy it currently. Give it perhaps 10 years and they may find they’ve pilled on 5+ stone, this might be enough for some to decide that they’ve not made the best choices in life and start to implement small yet sustainable habit/lifestyle changes to lead a more fulfilling life.
On the other hand some will go the other way and fall in to the group that say “Sod it, no point in changing now.’. This may eventually result in a medical issue – heart problem, diabetes etc – however it’s something they’re willing to have happen and thankfully because of the great advancements in medical care it can be managed and their poor quality of life sustained.
Could you imagine if medical help was only give to those who lead a mostly optimal life in terms of their lifestyle habits?
What a change that would be.
Sweet treats would be just that, treats had on rare occasions, not a staple ‘food’ of daily life. Then there would be the amount people smoke, geez that could even be a relic of a forgotten past.
Sadly though this will never happen and as such is moot point at best.
That said, I want you to give it some thought. Think about what you’re doing to yourself, supposing that you were not born with or unfortunately become afflicted by a serious medical condition and had the ability to leads a healthy, active life and just thought you’d rather slop around, get fat, become increasingly more unhealthy and slowly destroy yourself one day at a time.
Okay, that is quite harsh, however it’s true for many people.
Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to work with people who through no choice of their own have had a very hard life, rife will illness, poor health and much more, yet they make the best choices they can to get the best out of their life and optimise what little healthy they have. Then there’s you, smashing 2 bottles of cola a day while finishing of a pac of 20 super-kings over a nice Dominos.
Remember you don’t have to change your life, you don’t have to value your health, you don’t even have to care what others think about you and how you live your life, what I would urge though is to think about those who didn’t get the healthy start you did and the fact that you’re choosing sickness over wellness.
Go on, think about it long and hard.
Many don’t value their heath until it’s gone, please don’t be one of them.
Do you eat as well as say you do?
If the answer is yes then chances are you have a respectable level of body fat, good overall health and and above average level of performance (if you train or play a sport that is).
If the answer is ‘yes’ but only to keep people off your back or look good to your peers then chicness are you have slightly most body fat than you’d like, your health is 100% and you’re perfjoamcne could be better. Meaning your answer is really a no.
One thing to understand with nutrition is that it’s okay not to be perfect, you an have the things you like so long as you’re not eating them excessively/putting yourself in a large caloric surplus (unless that’s your goal, then knock yourself out).
People will lie to look good, however they’re not fooling anyone, not really. They don’t even fool themselves.
If you struggle or have always struggled with nutrition then as from some help.
Here are a couple of tips to help you along your journey, if you want more, just ask for them.
1 – Change your environment.
You have control, you have the power to choose, take responsibility and do what is right.
2 – Don’t follow the crowd.
Just because the crowd is going one way it doesn’t mean you have to as well. Do some research, make an informed decision, remember that you’re in control.
3 – Set yourself up for success.
Set small practical goals that you can achieve that will create a positive mindset for progress and success, for example, start by reducing your portion size by eat off of smaller plates. A large plate will call to be filled, why not fill a smaller plate, you’ll eat less overall calories and still feel as satisfied.
The main message is to remember how you look, feel and perform is all down to you. Do everything in your power to be the best you can be, if it’s not in your power then get help.