“I’ll do it tomorrow…”
Famous last words, right?
What will you do later, and what is “it?”
Will you start lifting and rebuilding some of that muscle from when you were younger and more active?
Will you start running in the mornings before you go to work?
When will you do these things?
When will it become a priority?
Okay, I’m done badgering you for a minute.
You might be busy now with more responsibilities than you’d like to think about but there’s a simple fact none of us can ignore.
The older we get, the harder it is to make big changes to our bodies.
If you wait until things “slow down” in life before you start, your body will also slow down.
You’ll lose muscle mass, which decreases your metabolic rate and lowers your strength.
If you’re over about 25 years of age, you’re on the downhill side of the best hormone levels you’ll ever have.
Waiting to take control of your health and fitness is like painting yourself into a corner. It’ll seem like you’re doing all the right things since you’re moving along until one day you look up and realize you don’t have anywhere to go.
It’s not all doom and gloom; you can progress at any age. It just gets harder and harder the longer you wait.
So what should you do to start?
You don’t need to overhaul your life overnight, and even if you tried, you’d probably fail. It’s a far better idea to start with something small and manageable.
If you spend most of your evenings on the couch, go for a walk around the block.
If you feel run down in the mornings, go to bed 15 minutes earlier.
If you know your diet is a mess, just add a vegetable to dinner.
Start so small you can’t fail and build from there.
The longer you wait, the more of an uphill battle you’ll face.
Today is yours for the taking.