Common Sense Solutions for Health
That needs to be the answer to the questions you will certainly get.
“How did you lose weight?”
“How do you stay in shape?”
“How do you get up and workout before work?”
“How do you do it?”
I want you to start interacting with being healthy and being fit as if it was your job. It’s your job to stay healthy. Is that true for you? It has to be. You can’t “f” around with this! It is a life or death situation. You don’t have to have a heart attack to get inspired. Actually, your ticket has already been issued in your name with heart attack, Type 2 diabetes and debilitating degenerative diseases written in the subject line. The only thing that you can edit, is “when”, and “what if”.
“What if” you make it your priority to live healthy, eat healthy and exercise consistently with passion. If you choose to make it the highest priority you can change the “when”. Instead of falling apart before your time, choose to live long and age with strength, stamina and great health.
I don’t know about you but I just get up immediately when the alarm rings on workdays. The alarm rings and I get up. I don’t negotiate with myself about the possibility about not going in that day. Why?
I have a relationship with my work that is not negotiable. I go into work and do my job. Period. My family needs me. I need food and shelter. It’s a matter of survival.
Health has to be the same way.
Raise the stakes. Make it that important. That’s the trick. That is all you need to know.
With that one realization you will take the responsibility of staying well to the highest level.
“I stay healthy because it’s my job!”
What will it cost you to let yourself gain the weight back?
If you decide that this is your job then it is worth putting into your schedule. A job comes with a schedule. I used to workout when I had some free time. That is planning for failure. As a result, I was overweight, fatigued, depressed, and starting to have health problems.
Since 2009, I book workouts into my schedule every week. Start doing this. It works.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday I’m at Hells Kitchen Crossfit from 7-8 am. I see my first patients at 9 am. I get up at 4:45 am to catch a 5:30 am bus to NYC. Door to door it takes me 70 minutes.
I also do 2-3 spin classes per week on my lunch break. Then I go to a gym near my house on either Saturday or Sunday with my daughter. Otherwise I take long walks with my wife and dogs on the weekends.
This is my job. I just do it. I schedule it and get it done. I don’t consider if I’m in the mood or not. That’s irrelevant. It’s not my hobby. It’s on my schedule. It needs to get done.
As soon as you begin the journey and start to chisel off the debris revealing the body that you want to live in you must take on this new attitude.
“Of course I exercise”
“Of course I choose healthy foods”
It’s what we do!