Ok…here we are in 2013 already. I’ve always heard that the older you get, time flies faster. Wow, is that ever true!!
February will mark the fourth year starting point of my eating clean and working out journey/new lifestyle. I’ll never forget how, when, and why I started which is what I want explain in this post. No matter what makes you decide to change - never finishing a diet, not working out, feeling like crap, sick of not being able to fit into your clothes, whatever…there’s always the starting point with good intentions and high hopes. After all, you have to START to be able to FINISH!
The finish line is to be at a healthy weight, looking good, having more energy, and feeling great about your body. But, this has to be a continual process throughout the rest of your life. Depending on where you’re starting from, this process can take a lot longer than you want it to. Hey, gaining weight doesn’t take long at all, but losing it can take a long time. It really sucks, but it’s totally doable! Make sure that you KNOW this, UNDERTAND this, and are willing to NOT give up during your process. That is the reason so many gyms are empty by the end of March. Every New Year gym newbies give up way too fast because they’re impatient and have expected to see immediate results. Don’t be one of them.
Goals are great! I’m so glad I made mine. Just make sure that you have short-term goals and long-term goals. You will be sadly disappointed if you think you’re going to look like an IFBB pro after a couple of months. Remember:
· “Plan” how you’re going to attack it
· “Know” what is realistic for you
· “Envision” what you’re working towards
· “Don’t overthink it”…just keep doing it
Cleansing the inside of your body by eating clean and sculpting the outside of it through weight training, will change your life for the better. Quit thinking about it and DO it. This time next year you will feel incredible about your accomplishments.
~ YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF YOU. ~ J