Today I’m pleased to share a guest post written by a friend of mine, Becky Brett Caldwell. Becky’s passion is to help busy people be healthy. If you’d like to connect with Becky you can find her on Facebook. Becky wrote this post as part of a Facebook status and I found what she said to be so powerful that I wanted to echo what she said by posting it here.
Hey guys, I’m gonna tell you the secret to health and fitness. As you may know, I’m a Beachbody coach (think P90X, Insanity, Turbofire, Shakeology, etc.), but I have to ask you a favor. Do NOT buy any of that stuff from me if you are just starting out on your health and fitness journey. Please do not spend $200 on a workout and meal replacement plan if you are unable to eat right and be active on your own. Because here’s the secret to your success–it’s YOU. The habits you’ve built, the decisions you make every day, the belief that you are worth taking care of. Do not worship false idols of workout DVDs and nutrition powders. Or frozen meals and magic numbers on a calorie counter. These will not fix you. Until you can make the right choices, consistently, with what you eat and your activity level, NONE of this other stuff will make a dent in your long-term progress. You have to be in this for Life, not for Now, and Life takes time. Take a few minutes and review your choices so far today. What is one thing you could do differently tomorrow? Are you willing to do it? And then are you willing to do it the next day, too? How about for longer? Find that ONE thing and do it. Don’t wait for January, or for a sale on gym membership, or (God forbid) a trip to the ER. YOU can do this! You are worth saving! You don’t need any item on this earth to make it happen for yourself.
So what are you going to do differently tomorrow? If you’d like to tackle your nutrition you can join us in our clean eating challenge to help you avoid holiday weight gain.