Before I started my fitness and weight loss journey the only time I really ran was if I had to catch a bus and if it wasn’t more than a block or two. And even that simple act of sprinting for a bus would leave me red faced and gasping for breath. When I sat on the bus I’d catch fellow passengers giving me looks out of the corner of their eye. I’m sure they were afraid I was about to keel over with a heart attack.
I had to push myself through a lot of barriers before I got to where I am today. I had my share of aching lungs and burning legs. You need a lot of willpower in the early days. It doesn’t happen overnight. It took hard work and dedication. But it was worth every ounce of sweat. When it comes to your health there are no shortcuts .
As you get older your health becomes more important. I learned that the hard way. I was diagnosed a type 2 diabetic just 4 months after I turned 40. It took me several more years to figure out how to get things under control.
It’s easy to tell ourselves we’ll get round to taking better care of ourselves one day. But that isn’t a promise. Or a plan of action. Or any kind of commitment. “I’ll do it one day” is an excuse, pure and simple. As the saying goes; “tomorrow never comes.” And it’s unlikely you’re going to wake up one day exclaiming “today is that day!”
So if you have been putting off losing weight or increasing your fitness level, if you have been delaying, telling yourself you’ll get round to it one day, ask yourself this one question….
If not now, when?