Okay, we’re into Friday and day 5! I am very pleased so many of you are tuning in, and especially those of you who have taken this challenge on despite others trying to put you off in one or two cases. One of my favourites is “what’s the point in doing this 84 days, you could be dead tomorrow or a car could run you down”!! That’s pretty cheerful!
Let’s look at that statement, the ones who probably gave that statement may be overweight and feel hopeless themselves and don’t really want you to succeed. Most overweight individuals didn’t get that way all of a sudden, it usually takes a lot of eating the wrong foods, and quite a lot of not moving!
It’s okay to have that attitude of “it’s the end of the world tomorrow” but what happens when the end of the world doesn’t happen, and you’re not run down by a car? How does all that junk you eat and drink every day affect you, does it make you overweight, have zero energy, and make you deeply unhealthy inside? Tomorrow for most of us lucky ones does happen, and it’s important to face it feeling as good as possible isn’t it?
Do you want to feel that you can walk in a shop and pick any clothes off the hanger and look great? What about having so much energy that you wake up to the day with renewed purpose and vigour? Do you want people to come up to you after this challenge and be staggered on how great you look? Does this seem impossible to some of you? If it does, then I’m here to tell you that you’re mistaken and can achieve exactly what you put your mind to, as long as you take action EVERY DAY to get there.
So forget all those comments about living for right now and the end of the world is nigh! Life is about right now, and very much today, and tomorrow IS likely to come and it’s likely to be a great day when you’re fitter, you’re healthier, and you’re full of energy, these are the facts. Most people I know who eat badly every day and don’t exercise are simply “settling” for a mediocre existence, why settle when you can live life on another level? I want lots of you to tell me that at day 84 and how this challenge has really changed you, physically and mentally!
Nobody really believes when they are chomping into a burger and chips, that they are living their last day on earth, otherwise they would be having the whole menu that day!!
If you get accused by some of saying “life is too short” for workouts and eating well, then answer them by telling that life will get even shorter unless they mend their unhealthy ways and really change things around. Isn’t life too short not to have a go at reaching your dreams? Is it too short to avoid a swimming pool/beach just because you’re not happy the way you look? Is life too short not to be able to wear exactly the clothes you want? Is life too short to wake up with a hangover every day? Is life too short to simply make it through the day, and slump in front of the TV and watch all the soaps?
So using the excuse, “life is too short” isn’t really true and isn’t a valid excuse, in fact it’s just another excuse to eat badly and not move around enough.
Have a good day and stay strong,