There are a lot of reasons not to do something. But, the reasons to DO something are much more important. What I mean by that is, we always have excuses on why we can’t do something about our current situation.
My main focus on this subject is health and fitness. Sometimes we need to sacrifice certain things to reach our health and fitness goals. When I was trying to lose weight and become healthier I had choices to make. I had to restrict myself from certain foods I was eating. But, my life and health only became better for it.
People’s number one excuse for not eating healthier is that it’s too expensive. First of all if anything is worth a little more money, shouldn’t it be what we eat and feed our families? What we put in our bodies on a daily basis matters. Second of all by replacing processed junk with real fruits and vegetables, may surprise you to be about the same amount of money. You don’t have to buy organic produce to eat healthy. I get most of my produce from Meijer, Aldi or my local farm stand. You just have to work with your budget. Start out small by buying fruit instead of cookies. Or buy fresh potatoes instead of boxed processed side dishes. A bag of potatoes is fairly cheap and is extremely versatile. Just keep it simple with your added ingredients.
Now for exercise. This is a harder one for some people. With exercise it’s about finding a workout routine you enjoy doing. There are so many things you can do to get physical activity.
There are tons of reasons people like to give for not exercising. Main one being, “I don’t have time.” My answer to that is, you make time! Everybody has a half hour in their day to set aside for an exercise routine. If you can’t or don’t want to join a gym, workout in a different way. YouTube has tons of free workouts. Go to your local library and rent a couple workout dvds. Go for a walk or jog around the park. It doesn’t have to be an intense two hour workout. Everyone has to start somewhere.
Another excuse people have is, “I’m too tired.” I get being tired and not wanting to do something. But, trust me when I say, exercise actually gives you energy! Your body produces energy and adrenaline when you are active. Exercise has also been known to reduce stress levels. I can’t name the number of times I felt tired and lacked energy and wanted to skip my workout. But, I did it anyway! And I felt amazing afterwards!
There are always reasons or excuses to not do something. But your health is too important to be placed on the back burner. Health and exercise isn’t just about looking good. We only get one body and one life. We need to take care of ourselves inside and out.
Start small. Come up with one possible goal for yourself. Stop making excuses and just do it!