Shaun T. says in his famous Insanity workouts that "this is not a game; you have to dig deeper". Those words resonated with me and here is why.
We avoid conversations about fitness because they are uncomfortable. If we talk about it, we don't do anything about it. We avoid calling our eating and drinking habits addictions that we cannot break away from. We avoid working out because we might hurt ourselves. We hurt ourselves because we are overweight or out of shape. When we hurt one muscle we stop working out all together using one hurt muscle as an excuse to let every other muscle lie conveniently dormant. I have done it. We have all done it. There are so many spoken and unspoken excuses we have all used.
We avoid working to become healthy individuals because it is inconvenient and unpopular. We are willing to let people influence our health who will not pay our medical bills or even take care of us when we get sick. We do this at the expense of the people who will share the cost of our medical bill and take care of us when we are sick or lose us prematurely because of our health conditions.
We sit around and eat happily and drink heavily around groups of people - friends, colleagues, business acquaintances, and even strangers because eating healthy is the unpopular choice.
Why don't we have the will power to make a different choice to embrace a healthy lifestyle even when it is unpopular because it is in our best interest and in the best interest of mankind?
It is time to stop making excuses. Dig deep. Be unpopular and change the mindset of your circle. I admire people who work out and people who try to eat healthy. I understand how difficult it can be and believe that they deserve to be admired, not envied.
Ms. Bhakti Mary
I am an optimistic, positive, generous and driven woman who is passionate about self-improvement.
The essence of who you are does not lie in the past. What matters is what you are willing to do NOW. You are the presence.