Many people are *this* close to achieving their fitness goals. This. Close. Then something transpires that throws them off course. Sometimes for days, sometimes months and sometimes years.
We could spend lots of time talking about they why’s or what happened’s. Why this diet didn’t work. How this exercise plan didn’t work. How work got in the way. How family stuff got in the way. How life got in the way. Why it’s simply not the right time.
I get it. Trust me, I’ve had a very, very hard year and I know how hard it can be to dig out of the hole you may find yourself in.
But believe me when I tell you, there is never the right time. There’s never enough money. There will always be something to do, someone to take care of, somewhere else to be. But you owe it to yourself to at least start the process again. And to make a promise that you’ll keep starting over. There’s no time, as they say, like the present.
I say this, knowing full well that the holidays are coming up fast. Thanksgiving Day, a day devoted to gorging oneself with poultry and pie, is in 3 weeks. And then it’s Peppermint Mocha time and all the goodies that surround December into the first weekend of January.
Wouldn’t it be better, you say, to wait until after that? When it’s less stressful, you know. When you’re not distracted with the parties and the loooong holiday to do lists. Let’s put a pin in it for now through December. But after that, I’m in. 120%. Come January. 2018 Baby! It’s on.
Hello. McFly? That’s 8 weeks away so no.
Here’s what we’re gonna do. Decide right now that you’re going to take a step towards reaching your goal. Whether it’s to eat better (when in doubt, just eat more greens), or get back on track with your fitness plan – commit to moving forward. And I’m not saying you have to go all in right now. Just get the ball rolling.
For example; drink your water, add greens to every meal (greens are the thing) make 3 of your weekly workouts non-negotiable, aim to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep most nights, stretch or do yoga after your runs, etc.
Pick one thing and just do it. Then go from there.
The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.
Now that’s something to ponder. Pondering over. Time to make magic happen.
Now go run!