Your Body, Your Vehicle for Life
Everyday from the time you wake up and your feet hit the floor you have choices to make. What to do, what to eat, when to sleep. Your body is just along for the ride. It just responds to all of the choices you make. What I have come to realize is that this body is my vehicle for life. Like any vehicle if you don’t provide it the proper fuel and care its life will be limited. According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, eating healthy is key to preventing “chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and Type 2 Diabetes.” Eating healthy and exercises is the best way you can limit your chances of disease. You can read more from them here:Top 10 Things You Need to Know About the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
I have to say every time I see obesity referred to as disease I am slightly shocked to think I have a disease!? I am an obese person fighting this disease everyday. Every visit to the gym, every good food choice I make, every well rested night, I am moving closer to the healthy me I want to be. Like many of you I have fought this battle many times and I have won it before too. So why I am here in the middle of the fight again? Lack of discipline.
In the Midst of Life be Disciplined.
Yes I have made it to my goal weight before a few times. Every time I fought like crazy to get there and was so happy every time I reached my goals. So how did I get here again? The fact is every time I reached my goal I did not maintain my healthy choices and exercise habits. At first I did, just because it was habit and it felt good to work out. It wouldn’t take long before life would happen and one missed work out would become two and so on. Then before I knew it I was buying larger size clothes and feeling sorry for myself again. So what I have learned the hard way is I have to maintain the healthy choices and exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. So no matter what life brings my way I cannot let it distract me from being disciplined.
How do you stay disciplined? What is the hardest part of staying disciplined for you? Please share your tips and struggles in the comments below. I look forward to hearing from you!