You’ve been doing it for a while now, probably longer than you realize. Again and again, you come up with a reason why you’re going to start tomorrow. Before you know it, you wake up one morning and you’re five pounds, 10 pounds or even 15 pounds heavier than you were a few months ago. You wonder where the weight came from and promise to start your new lifestyle tomorrow.
Enough is enough. Now is the time to stop making excuses, to stop putting your fitness and personal wellness on hold and to start working out and eating right.
It’s Never Too Late But…
Unfortunately, with every year that passes, your body conspires to make getting into shape harder. Your metabolism slows down as you age, adding weight that you’ll have a harder time shedding. What might have been a snap at 20 will take more time and effort at 45 (or 50 – I know this first hand). It’s just a natural part of aging.
Don’t panic though; it’s ok because the truth of the matter is that you can absolutely get fit at any age. With that said however, the longer you put it off, the harder it will be to make those changes. That may not be what you want to hear but it’s the truth. And as the Good Book puts it, the truth will set you free.
In case you’re struggling with getting started with your personal fitness plan consider this fact: your body is more primed to respond to exercise right now than it will be six months from now. And, if you happen to be that 45-year-old who starts working out today, know that soon enough you’ll be fitter than a 20-year-old who’s sitting around still making excuses.
Right Believing Leads to Right Living
If you’re overweight and think you need to lose a few pounds before you start working out, think again. Numerous studies show that making the switch to healthier eating is easier when you’re already working out regularly. Exercise has been shown to cause the exerciser to crave healthier foods which encourages a fit diet to come more naturally. What that means for you is the pounds will melt off even faster.
“Someday” Never Comes
If you’re waiting to start a fitness program for that day when you’ll feel less exhausted and fatigued by work, family or anything else that you have going on in your life, chances are that day will never come.
But no worries, I’ve got more good news for you: believe it or not, exercise actually increases your energy throughout the day, so those activities that normally drain you of energy will become easier for you to complete.
It’s a Mental Game
Fitness is about being proactive mentally AND physically. Continually putting it off waiting for your “someday” will actually psyche you out. Adding regular exercise isn’t necessarily easy, but it doesn’t have to be the monumental struggle that it has become in your mind, either.
Why not decide right now to stop your excuses and take that first step? We would be honored if you would allow us to help. Just pick up the phone and give us a call at 407-208-0620 and ask us about our FREE FIT consultation and workout. During your consultation you’ll be educated as to what it really takes for you to get healthy and fit while the workout will give you a taste of personal training Fitness Together style. We’ll even outline the perfect personalized fitness plan for you – a program that will be unique to you, your goals and lifestyle and one that will get you to your goals quickly.
Article by Glenn Beard, PT, Owner of Fitness Together of East Orlando