Being healthy is a choice. Yes, you can argue that a lot of things are out of our control, but I’m not talking about disease or conditions that still happen to healthy people. I’m talking about making choices every day that lead me to a better quality of life.
One of the things that really drives me crazy are poor choices or as I like to call them, EXCUSES.
It’s so easy to make excuses because most of the time, these poor choices are filling an immediate need.
You get the french fries instead of the side of steamed broccoli because you had a bad day and need some comfort food.
You stay in bed an extra hour instead of getting up to do your Insanity workout because you don’t function well in the morning.
You watch yet another hour of television instead of reading a great book because you listened to the all the latest gossip about it.
Do you see the pattern? When we fall victim to these immediate gratifications day after day, one day we inevitably will wake up and have no idea how we packed on 25 pounds, why we are failing in our relationships or how we ended up in really poor health.
It’s not one HUGE choice that leads us to a place we don’t want to be, it’s our small daily excuses that lead to BIG changes. We cannot be blindsided by these big changes when it was our small decisions that led us to these downward spirals.
This is why I choose to be healthy. It’s about making those small choices that don’t always satisfy that immediate need. When you choose to be healthy, it becomes a part of you. You start to want to make the better decisions because you know how those choices make you feel. When you feel healthy, you feel happier, you have more energy, you look better and you emanate a more positive energy unto others.
So skip the fries and ask for broccoli or kale chips (they are amazing). Plan your workout tomorrow before you go to bed tonight. Plan a delicious healthy meal tonight and save the leftovers for a healthy lunch tomorrow. Small choices. They might just change your life.
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