When people think about improving their health, whether they realize it or not it is about improving how their body functions. I know today most people think of being healthy as looking good and feeling good, but that is not the best indicator of optimal health. What I mean by improving function is boosting the health of all cells, tissues, organs and glands of the body. The best time to start functioning better is today, not tomorrow, without taking little actions every day you are going to see zero results.
For example a healthier pancreas allows you to regulate blood sugar better and have more energy, a healthy liver allows you to detoxify easier, a proper functioning thyroid gland helps balance out all the other hormones in the body. So in reality all of the health improvement programs we engage in help to improve how the body is functioning so that you will look better, have more energy, digest food properly, get solid sleep, have hormonal balance, and heal and repair like we are supposed to.
So stop worrying about getting going or all of the challenges that might come your way, just do it. Try one or all three of these things and see how your body responds, you have nothing to lose. Take little actions today like cut your carbohydrates in half, drink half your body weight in ounces and do some intense exercise for 10 minutes.
What ever health challenge you are taking on there is a big emotional component that is rarely talked about. The sooner you accept and embrace it the easier you will be able to lose weight, boost your energy, exercise or start a new diet.
So when is the perfect time to start improving your health or improving the function of your body. There is no perfect time or perfect scenario to start a weight loss or exercise program, just take little steps today and stop putting it off until tomorrow.
Most American’s fail at weight loss because when it really comes down to it; they do not have the motivation or good enough reasons to do it. This is why over 90% of weight loss programs fail, people can do it for a short time period and then they lose their excitement, or their reasons for losing fat are just not BIG enough. Today you need to write down the MAJOR reasons that you want to lose fat or lose weight, do it today and not tomorrow.
For this exercise think about: What keeps you awake at night? How is your family dealing with you being unhealthy or overweight? Look at your health right now, if you don’t turn it around how do you think it will look in 3-5 years?
Now for a minute, imagine you were super healthy, sculpted body, energized, just kicking ass whatever you did each and every day. What would you be able now that you could not before? Besides just having a goal to feel better, what life goals could you now achieve being a lean, mean, energized machine? Ie. quality family time, new job, more productive, retire and travel. Write them down TODAY, not tomorrow.
Realize that without the emotional commitment, the diet modification, meditation and new exercise routine are not going to give you lasting results. You need to hear this first and foremost when getting involved in any kind of energy boosting weight loss program. If you do not take this part seriously than you will most likely end up going from quick fix program to the next and newest quick fix weight loss program. If you have gone down this unfortunate path, just know that you are not alone, millions of people every year fail at weight loss because their reasons to get healthier are not big enough and they lose emotional interest. Get your “big picture” reasons written down today, do not put it off until tomorrow.
If there is one thing you learn from this article is to take action today, no matter how small or how insignificant it might seem… take action today!