That may seem like a simple sentence. Your first response may have been, “Well, duh!” (Said of course with the perfect, adolecent-style eye-roll). But stop and think about it for a minute. Are you saying with your words that you want to change, while consistently sabotaging your progress with your actions?
Just knowing how to improve your health will not improve your health. Just saying you want to improve your health will not improve your health. In fact, just wanting to improve your health will not improve your health. You have to want it bad enough to do something about it. You have to want it bad enough to change your daily choices. And no one else can do it for you.
You could hire a coach, learn all you need to know, get constant daily encouragement on what to do, talk all day long about how badly you’d like to change your lifestyle; but if you don’t want it bad enough to actually make the changes, it won’t do you any good. You must want health more than you want your favorite “bad for you” food.
These “words of encouragement” might seem harsh, but they are vital to your success. If you consistently learn the right thing to do, if you fill your mind with all the right information, yet you continue to make choices that are in direct contradiction to that you are actually making the likelyhood of any change less and less probable. By doing that you are actually making yourself more comfortable living with the contradiction and you will end up just feeling defeated.
So I encourage you, don’t just keep filling your mind with all the right information, put some of that information into practice. You have to want the change more than you want to stay the same, and you won’t want the change until you start making the changes. I’d love to help you on your journey. If you feel like having a coach to keep you accountable would help keep you on track let me know!
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