Has this ever happened to you??
You realize that you want to lose the weight and to get into phenomenal shape. You believe that your health is important to you, and that you want to improve the quality of your life through diet and exercise. You feel that this time it will be different, that this time the changes will stick and you’ll become the best version of yourself.
Sounds pretty awesome doesn't it??
Starting out with great intentions and high expectations, the first few days go well. You’re making the time to exercise. You’re eating vegetables and proteins. You’re avoiding sugar, packaged snacks, and soda.
After day 3, you step on the scale and find that the number has gone down! You’re making progress towards your goal and that feels good.
The next day something unexpected happens. You catch a cold. It would only aggravate your illness to exercise in this condition, so you wisely take the day off. That night you find yourself eating comfort food for dinner. You are feeling sick, so it seems justified.
A week later you think about returning to the gym, but your cousin is graduating from the police academy and there’s a family celebration. A slice of graduation cake later, and you’re in no condition to exercise. As your insulin levels soar and your energy dips, you tell yourself that tomorrow is the day that you get back on track.
Tomorrow brings with it more unexpected turns, pushing your healthy lifestyle just a little further out of reach.
And, there is a very simple reason for this phenomenon:
If you’re looking for an excuse the universe will provide you with one. Every. Single. Time. No Questions Asked.
But I’m not looking for an excuse. Those things were out of my control. I wanted to stick with the program, but I caught a cold and then life got busy (and.. but...and... but).
Let me ask you a hypothetical question. If someone offered you a million dollars to stick with your diet and exercise program for 6 months do you think you could do it?
I'm betting that you absolutely could! And most people would probably even do it for one-thousand dollars. You see it isn't about a lack of Motivation...a cool $1 Million would give you....well a million reasons to make it happen...pure and simple.
So think about it. This means that if you had a great enough incentive then you’d stick with your program and get results. So right now the incentive, the motive, the desire just isn’t great enough to protect you against all of the excuses that the universe has to throw at you.
One last question:
How much is a healthy, strong and energized life worth to you??
Find your incentive. Results will follow.