“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, then you haven’t really decided”.
“Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job”. Adlai E Stevenson.
The ability not to whine at the slightest bit of stress that happens on this challenge is one of your biggest habits you need to master. Things won’t go right all the time, in fact, things may not go right for 7-14 days if different things happen in your life. Is that the end of the world? Are 77 or 70 days still left in the challenge enough to get your body and mind right and still create a positive results? Of course it is!
What about people whineing about not having chips anymore? How about making some lower fat and more natural versions of them, such as more natural wedges that you can cut yourself that you don’t have to put loads of additives on either. There are lots of different varieties of fast food we can do, just visit a healthy eating book and simply google search healthy recipes and ideas, without using loads of additives such as salt, butter and sugar, they really are not needed.
Some people i bump into once a week maybe have used this challenge to re-launch their fitness programmes, and have reported some very good results already. They haven’t moaned, they have got on with it and re-discovered their physical talents of their youth. They are joy’s to bump into the next time i see them, as they are usually very enthusiastic about their progress and this brings me great satisfaction of course, and that’s perhaps why some of you are referring this site, because you know it can help others improve their lives too, the time for excuses is well and truly dead and buried, its time to be and do, rather than talk a good game!
There have been others of course who have asked me advice over the years, and now i refer them to this site. This is almost too direct an answer for them in a way, because now they are forced to take action and join the challenge. This often jolts them into either doing something, or whineing and moaning about yet more “reasons” why it’s “not the right time” to get into shape. These people i suppose will always make excuses about their mediocrity in health and fitness terms. If you’re reading this and still haven’t got on to the programme, then i urge you to do so now, making the first step can and will take you a long way indeed.
It really isn’t that hard to do, what is harder to do is keeping it up consistently, the true secret to success. This is why this site is updated DAILY, so you learn all the time (we are all learning believe me!), and you don’t get a chsance to fall off and slip back. 99% of you hopefully now are feeling some momentum in your life, health and fitness in general, if you are not, you are still telling yourself the same old stories that are not strictly true.
The tools are here for you to be in great shape, the only thing that is holding you back is yourself. It’s never going to be perfect, read the users posts, but life never is. The key is to do your best and if you do that 8 times out of 10, that will ALWAYS be enough!
“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it”. Chinese proverb.
“Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny”. Anonymous.