We make choices every moment of the day and most of them are made subconsciously. The conscious choices often tend to hold more relevance for us, but we tend to forget about the power of them until we’re faced with a difficult decision.
Even minor decisions, like choosing the incorrect shoe size can make the entire day difficult. What about the difficult choices, such a bodily health? These can have a dramatic impact on our mood, our energy levels, how our day plays out, our job performance and especially on the long-term ability of the body to function in the manner it was designed to do.
Let’s play out a typical scenario in the mind:
- You know it’s easier to eat pizza than to go to the gym.
- It’s easier to turn to ice cream rather than people for support.
- It’s easier to say, “I give up,” than to say, “I can do it.”
And you know what, no one is going to tell you day after day that you can do it. That’s not the way life works. It’s up to you and if you don’t believe you can, then you won’t. That’s the honest truth!
No Easy Way Out
If you take the path that’s comfortable — the one that keeps you in your comfort zone — you’ll remain unhealthy and continue to gain weight or become ill, and the only one you’re hurting is yourself. You’ve been told there are all kinds of ways out – diet pills, powders or machines make it easier to exercise. There’s a world of hucksters that make lots of money off people who don’t realize that’s not how the body works. In a nutshell, if you don’t change your habits through conscious choices, then life may be easier in effort, but ultimately poor in results. We call this the easy way out.
Believe it or not, a fitness and healthy eating lifestyle is for you. But you’ve got to want it enough or you won’t achieve it! If you believe you live in a world of choice, then you must regard your life as a product of your own decisions. That’s the difficult path, but ultimately the one with staggering rewards. You have to be ready to educate yourself in the laws of health, in what choices affect you in the most beneficial way, in what gives a quality of life that is dynamic and full of energy and vitality. If that makes sense to you, then re-read what was said above and put it to use.
Millions take the easy way out by making the wrong choices concerning their health every day. What about you?