Do you have a choice?
We all have a choice but we don’t always seem to make the right ones.
By Mark Gallagher 22/04/2016
Everything we do requires choice. The clothes you wear, the food you eat and the TV programs you watch. In most cases we choose what we like and not necessarily what is good for us. This is why we aren’t happy with our body shape or weight most of the time because we make bad choices. The choices you make when it comes to the clothes you wear and TV shows you watch aren’t really going to be detrimental to your health (unless you constantly sit on the couch watching TV and eating junk). The choices we make when it comes to food and exercise are the main reason you are where you are. If you are not happy then why not? I could keep this really short and simple by saying make a change and choose differently and this will lead to being happy with your body.
Sadly it’s doesn’t always work like that.
What are my choices?
Choice is everywhere as I have previously mentioned. Every single food you eat and every time you choose to exercise or not is a choice good or bad. So how do we make the right choices?
Firstly you have to want to change. You have to be at a place mentally where you have made the choice and decision to change for the better and stick to it. The thought of change is EASY. Carrying it out and sticking to it is where some of us fail.
Secondly you have to start actually making better choices and it doesn’t have to be everything. It can be small choices that will make a big difference in the long term. That could be swapping your breakfast cereal for a healthy omlette 3 times a week or going out a walk with friends twice a week now the better weather is here.
Circumstances play a part in choice and success. Work, family life, sleep, stress and everything else that life throws at us. But we can only look at ourselves for the answers. Are you doing the work required by making the right choices on a regular basis to ensure you are going where you want to be in terms of your health and fitness?
Now I didn’t say it was easy but it is simple. The more we complicate things the more we mess things up.
Stop choosing the wrong things!
We have to look at making choices that we ultimately don’t always make us happy in the short term but will in the long term. Surely you can go without that take-away once in a while or put in an extra shift at the gym this week to help you towards your goal.
We can’t moan that we aren’t losing weight or aren’t seeing results if we aren’t making choices that will help us get there and deep down you will know yourself if you really making the right choices.
“If we keep doing the same things, we will keep getting the same results”