Life is all about CHOICES
Throughout our lives and day to day endeavors we will make a lot of decisions and choices. Some may carry more weight and their impact will be felt immediately, while others may not seem so important but may affect us later down the road. Right now, I want to focus more on the little things and how they can sometimes have a bigger impact than we might think.
For starters, when we decide to go to bed. If you’re like me, you may not give it much thought as to when you decide to hit the hay. You just know that you have to get up at a certain time. But sleep is very important to our health, and we need to make sure we get a good night's rest as much as possible. So, if we can make a conscious effort to set ourselves a bedtime, then we will be more energized throughout the day and function at a high level.
Nutrition plays a huge role in our health. It can be the deciding factor in what gets you into the best shape of your life, or it can be the one thing that stops you. But I’m not going to talk about going on strict diets or anything like that, as it can be a big change. No, I’m talking about making small changes to our nutrition that we can do over time. For example, If you go out to eat, order water as your beverage. Next time you go shopping, pass up on all the little snacks or desserts that you may be tempted to buy. Or maybe try drinking tea with honey instead of coffee with sugar. That last one was mainly for me. It may seem like small choices, but over time those decisions can start having a lasting impact in the long run and help get you going in the right direction.
And of course, training. You all have made a great decision to start exercising and working on your health. But now you have to be consistent. Now you have to make that choice to go on those days we may not feel like it. I get why we have a tough time getting into the gym some days, I do. Training can be difficult, exhausting, and push you. But let's be honest, nothing in life is rewarding if it comes easy. If you push through the hard work, you will be rewarded. You will truly feel accomplished and proud because of it. Then all those times you decided to go to the gym, will have paid off. Now it's up to you to start making that choice.