You can’t control everything that happens around you.
But you can control you.
You can control how you respond to things.
And the current state of your health and body are absolutely the result of the decisions you’ve made (barring certain illnesses and conditions).
We can blame Covid.
We can blame work.
We can blame the days for not having more hours in them.
But the truth is, you’ve ended up here, in this state at this moment, as a result of your choices.
Neutral choices do not exist.
Every food makes you healthier or unhealthier.
Every time you choose to lift a weight or take a step…or not…makes you healthier or unhealthier.
When you can see everything as a CHOICE in your day, it becomes an opportunity to move closer to your goals or further away from them.
Understanding how this adds up over time makes it easier to brace for the compound effect, for better or worse.
So, what has been the result of the choices you’ve made for your body up to this moment?
Are you happy with the outcome or do you wish you’d done some things differently?
If you know you need to take action right now to change things, I’m here to help and serve those who are ready to make serious changes and will walk the road with you every step of the way.
One of the biggest struggles both my students and I face is creating and upholding boundaries.
When we have no boundaries in place for our time, other people, and ourselves, life becomes a free for all.
Things don’t get done. Life feels out of control. We build up resentment.
There are a few reasons that people fail to establish and uphold boundaries:
- Guilt/feelings of selfishness
- They don’t know how
- They don’t value themselves enough
- They don’t know how to say no
The list could go on, but these are some of the most common ones that I see.
But if you want to live your best life, boundaries are a critical component.
I suggest boundaries around:
- Your schedule
- Other people
- Your work vs home life
Because the truth is that no one has a TIME problem. They have TIME MANAGEMENT and BOUNDARIES problems.
So, in what area of your life or with whom do you need to set and uphold stronger boundaries?
Identifying these areas is the first step followed by creating a scheduling plan and potentially having some difficult conversations with people in your life.
But if you truly want to take ownership to create the body and the life you want, these are things you must do!
Please comment and let me know where you plan to start!
This meme has been floating around the online space a lot lately…
It’s crazy. But this is funny because it’s true.
We live in a world where more people in first world countries are overweight than not and we are suddenly arguing over whether avocados and coconut oil are healthy. But whether or not things are healthy isn’t really the issue. It’s simply another form of giving ourselves a reason not to stick with the right choices.
As you’ve heard me say before, there’s simply no reason that a relatively healthy, non-seriously injured person can’t have a lean, healthy, and strong body. Because it truly is a choice.
So, the next time you find yourself or someone else questioning how healthy a healthy food really is, stop and remember that we need to stop looking for reasons why we can’t or shouldn’t and commit to doing what we know is right. What are your thoughts? I’d love for you to comment and share them!