So many of us are dissatisfied with our health and fitness efforts.
We put in the work.
We see the results.
But we don’t feel how we thought we would.
We aren’t as pleased with our results.
On the other hand, some of us don’t put in any effort at all.
We see all the work others put in.
Even though we see their results, we don’t think it will be worth it.
We just don’t care enough to train hard.
We don’t care enough to eat well.
It’s just not that important to us.
And we’re perfectly content.
It’s tempting to think that the underlying problems in these examples are different.
What could a dissatisfied fitness enthusiast and a fitness apathetic have in common?
Often, both see health and fitness only as means for validation from others.
Neither see such efforts as to be done solely for themselves.
Solely to improve their own lives.
Driven completely from within.
Bringing a satisfaction that validation from others can never provide.
Thus, the enthusiast is never satisfied and the apathetic expects the same.
Is it possible that you’re one of these two types of people?
Do you see health and fitness only as tools for validation?
If so, consider other reasons for taking care of yourself.
Reasons that have nothing to do with anybody else.
Doing what you love to do to a ripe old age.
Spending more years with the people that you love.
Unburdened by the financial strain of chronic treatment.
Living free of aches, pains, and physical limitations.
Don’t train hard to impress others.
Don’t eat well to reach some arbitrary size.
Don’t work to stay healthy because you’re expected to.
Do it because you’ve only got one life to live.
Do it because you’ve only got one body.
Do it because you deserve it.
Do it for you.
Because you are worthy of the best life.
For you and nobody else.
You’ve got this.