Healthy eating and exercise will always be a choice. The healthiest foods don't just end up on our plates and we don't wake up half way through a training session ready to smash out the last few sets.
No, we choose to buy the best foods for our bodies and we choose to do a certain amount of exercise each week.
The real trick is to make these choices easier.
To make this happen, there is one place we need to look…. Our priorities.
Where are you right now? Are you happy with your health, food and exercise choices? Are you happy with your self-perception?
When undertaking your own transformation you need to consider your ideal-self. What do they do on a daily basis? What do they CHOOSE to do in moments of pressure or possible self-sabotage? Once you have thought of this you will have a framework to work from, a reference point or compass.
Now lets stop to make a point here, I am no way, shape, or form saying that every choice you make from now on must be that of a fitness model or "fitness freak". What I am saying is that "if nothing changes, then nothing changes."
Our bodies and minds (self-perception) are just representations of our previous choices ocer a period of time.
Eg: one bad meal wont make you overweight, just like one good meal wont make you skinny.
So back to my first point….
If you value yourself highly and see yourself as someone who deserves to be healthy, fit and strong your choices will be easier to make and maintain. Our emotions drive our behaviour after all so it makes sense to first look at what is driving our choices.
If at first you struggle to form a "habit" around food and exercise take a step back and ask "why?"
What is stopping you from choosing another option? Are you unsure of what your options are? Are you emotionally attached to that particular choice? Or do you simply need to DO something else in that moment?
Choice is not an easy thing to deal with, and at first it will take some time to get adjusted, but once you have tied it to what you really want, your ideal self, you will see a huge shift not just yourself but your results.
Ill end on this note:
Change and choice have no black and white answer, just a whole lot of grey.
So don't look for perfection because it doesn't exist, rather, look for progress and improvement. Strive to choose better and in doing so you will BE better.
Aristotle once wrote:
"We are what we repeatedly do, excellence therefore, is not an act but a habit."
I disagree. To me, excellence is mathematical.
Excellence is the sum of our choices multiplied by time.
Happy choosing all!*Disclaimer: Individual results vary based on agreed goals. Click here for details.