“I’m afraid to start eating “healthy”. I’m afraid of becoming overwhelmed by my already busy schedule to fit in exercise. I’m afraid it’s going to be hard for me. I’m afraid I’ll try and fail again. I’m afraid to tell people I want to lose weight because they’ll know when I don’t achieve it. I’m afraid of the gym. I’m afraid of the weights. I’m afraid to tell people my dreams because I can’t imagine myself healthy or thin. I’m afraid it’s going to hurt. I’m afraid I’ll be uncomfortable. I’m afraid food will control my thoughts….”
It already does.
Creating a new healthy lifestyle is difficult. It can be a challenge. We live in a world that promotes health, but we are surrounded by things that attempt to crush our efforts to be healthy.
Don’t wait for the circumstances to be “perfect.” Healthy habits actually provide order and consistency in your life. Does a healthy lifestyle complicate things?
That is in the eye of the beholder.
I have patience for people who are starting a new program in health. I’ll admit- It is an adjustment, and it is challenging.
What frustrates me is when a person creates a situation in his or her head that says, “I cannot become healthy right now due to reasons beyond my control.”
You are responsible for your health and until you realize you are the one in control, you will let food, people, and circumstances control you.
Get out of your own way.