"Make yourself a priority. At the end of the day you're your longest commitment"
A lot of people turn their noses up at the price for a fitness class, a personal training session, a nutrition consult, a Naturopath consult or an amazing health supplement that works.
A lot of people though can easily spend a couple of hundred dollars towards going out for dinners, lunches, brunches or nights out on the town without battering an eyelid, but will then constantly complain about how unhappy they are and how healthy they wish they could be.
Now I am not saying you shouldn't go out and have fun here and there, after all life is all about balance and enjoying yourself. BUT what I am saying is that your health should not be shoved aside and put on the bottom of your priority list.
Personal training one-on-one is expensive yes, so if you can not afford to spend $80 plus an hour on a session then look into other options. These days we are so lucky to have such a variety of ways to maintain our fitness and health; Check out what your local community has to offer for example, you'll find there is actually heaps going on! You could try a local outdoor fitness class, boxing class, social sport, walking/jogging group, swimming or even specialised classes like barre attack or Pilates.
Find what works best for you and suits your lifestyle and stick to it! CONSISTENCY is key; by ensuring you are consistent with your choice of fitness and doing this weekly- not just for an 8 week period- I mean weekly all year round, you will find you achieve better results!
With consistent attendance to your choice of fitness and activity you will find that it becomes the "norm", a part of your life routine and there will be A LOT LESS ROOM for any excuses to be made (because its "normal")! What also follows is a motivational drive to make better healthier choices with your food...why put in all of that hard work and not have anything to show for it right?!
INVEST IN YOURSELF:
-Move your body more
-Eat healthy food
-Spend time in nature and get outdoors
-Laugh or Cry
-YOU ARE WORTHY!
NEVER use the excuse, "I don't have time", there is always time you just have to make the time!
NEVER use the excuse, "theres no point" because I've got something on which is going to ruin my diet for the week...Doing something, anything is better than doing nothing at all! Its not all about loosing weight, its about feeling good in your skin and ensuring you are looking after your body from within.
This is how I believe your life pyramid/priorities should look:
-HEALTH & FITNESS: without your health and I'm talking mental and emotional and physical, accompanied with some functional fitness how can the rest of your life even begin to function. If you don't feel good or healthy from within then nothing else will run as smooth as what it could.
-FAMILY & FRIENDS: family is everything and should come before anything and anyone! Friends can be your chosen family too, they categorise together in my eyes. You need family and friends to support and encourage you in life, you need them to help guide you in times of strife, you need them to lean on when things aren't going so well. Don't ever feel you don't need anyone, because everyone always needs someone!
-TRAVEL & ADVENTURE: getting out and exploring the world and seeing what it can offer is so incredibly fulfilling. There is just something about going to a new place and doing things that are completely out of your comfort zone, that help mould you to be the person you can become today.
-WORK & PASSION: we all need to earn a living to survive, that is life, and unfortunately in most cases for 95% people there is not much you can do to avoid it. If you don't have money and savings then you can't really live your life, nor survive! Working can actually fulfil you especially if you have a huge passion for what you do! It is important that you are waking up happy to go out and work, if you wake up every morning dreading to start your day then you may need a change in your career.
-HAPPINESS: with all the above you are living life to the fullest- therefore you are most likely 95% of the time happy.
"Your body will be around a lot longer than an expensive handbag, start investing in yourself, you'll be amazed at the things you can achieve when you are happy, healthy and fit"