Don'tWait

  Are you at a point in your life when it seems like you will never get back in shape? You weigh too much, you’re too old, you’re too injured, you’re too whatever.   You may have adopted the attitude of, “Why even try?”   I mean you are so far gone, what’s the use?   I will tell you what the use is. It’s time to suck it up, get over yourself, and get to work! Feeling sorry for yourself only makes it worse. I know because I've been there myself.   Take a look at people who made incredible changes in their lives. The ones who have completely transformed themselves.   Whether it is someone on The Biggest Loser or the person at work who you barely recognize now. They have the same thing in common.   At one point in their lives they decided they were absolutely fed up and disgusted with how their bodies looked, how they felt, how depressed they were, etc… and did something about it other than worry.   Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to climb back up. I had a client once who had her wake up call when she realized she was ordering two drinks at the drive thru so the people wouldn’t think all that food she had ordered was just for her.   I had another client who was one year away from turning the age his dad was when he died of a heart attack. Like his dad, he was 50 pounds overweight, stressed out, and in terrible health. He refused to leave his own kids to grow up like a father like he did.   My own turning point came when I was 50 pounds overweight, football career was over, and my arm was going to be in a cast for 6 months. It was time to either give into the depression and do nothing. Or change the way I lived and get myself right.   When are you going to get fed up?   When are you going to say “No more!”   It doesn't have to be like that though. You can start today and not go through the painful experiences.   Don’t wait until after the heart attack. Don’t wait until your spouse leaves you. Don’t wait for something terrible to happen.   You won’t fix it over night, you may not even fix it in a year. But you have to keep going. Do you worry about your weight or your body every day, but do nothing about it?   That makes it worse! It eats you alive. Remember this simple phrase.   Action. Alleviates. Anxiety.   You will feel so much better if you just do something about the problem!   Start with a short walk, 5 pushups, 1 healthy meal. Just start. And once you start, refuse to ever go back. Never again will you be that person. The new you starts now.   No matter how small, take some action today to get better.