So, how do we fix it? The first step is always the most difficult. We use excuses. I can’t start eating better, I’m on vacation. I can’t run tonight, Survivor is on. I’ll start that next month. Well, not next month, because that’s my birthday, but I’ll start the month after that. Wait. That’s Christmas. I’ll start in the New Year. Well, 2015 is here people. So let’s get started right now. I’ll start with you. You’re not alone in all this. You’re not the ONE person that didn’t stick with their diet. You’re not the ONE person that gave up on your new meditation habit. You’re not the ONE person who’s not getting it done. You’re in a really big boat. Get ready to paddle. I’ll paddle with you.
Eating better makes you feel healthy. Being healthy makes you feel happy. Feeling happy makes you a better worker. So let’s start eating healthy. It’s ok to eat a sundae. Just don’t eat a sundae every day. It’s ok if you don’t like kale. I don’t like kale. Kale tastes, unfortunately, a lot like kale. So don’t eat kale. But don’t replace kale with chocolate bars. Eat like you’ve got some sense. You’ve got some sense, don’t you.
Exercising releases chemicals into your bloodstream that give you more energizer, improve your memory, your creativity, and give you enough energy to kick Monday right in the face. That’s some science right there. Straight up chemistry, probably. I should stress that I’m not a scientist, nor have I ever purported to be. But here’s what I do know. When you get your body right and your mind right you get your act together, all in one fell swoop. There are a lot of entrepreneurs who are out of shape. In fact, they’re more specifically IN a certain shape, it’s just not the type of shape that you want to be in. However, when you look at really successful entrepreuneurs; the hustlers; the real deals; you notice one thing.; as a rule, they’re in pretty good physical condition. They recognize the connection between sound body and mind. Some of my fave local entrepreneurs are also in real good shape. Me, I’m working on it.
So, you know what you should do. So, do it. Tomorrow, go for a run. Not 23.5km. Maybe 2km. Maybe 1km. Anything. Just start. Tomorrow, pack a lunch. It doesn’t need to be kale chips and artisan vegan cheese. Maybe just don’t eat potato chips and a hamburger for lunch. Going to Starbucks? Go skinny. Did you know that it’s like less than half the calories. Or even better, if you’re going to drink coffee, drink black coffee.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. It’s a terribly clichéd statement. Also, like most clichés, it’s also true. Also, tomorrow is quite literally a new year. It is January 1st, 2015. So do yourself a favor. Don’t wait. Start now. And if you need help along the way, reach out. I’m also happy to help people get their house in order. Whether it’s your diet, your fitness or your business, I’m here to help get you where you need to be.
So, what are you waiting for?