I’ll start on Monday…we’ve all said it at some point, right?
After binge eating and drinking over the weekend I sometimes fancied the idea of getting a six pack and becoming an “Instagram fit chick”. For years I made the new years resolution to “get in shape”, which usually meant I replaced one meal a day with a salad and posted a few pictures with the caption “New Year new me”. I’d join the gym, not knowing what the hell I’m doing, and walk out because of embarrassment. Then if I accidentally ate a 12 inch Pizza for lunch one Tuesday, I would confidently write the entire week off with the statement “I’ll start next Monday”. But once the novelty wore off, and I realised pizza tasted a lot better than salad and/or shakes, I slowly but surely fell back to my old ways. By the time February came, I was already back to staying in bed all day eating nothing for breakfast, which then lead me to a binge eating party for one.
So why was this? I lacked motivation I guess. I didn’t want it badly enough, and nor did I have any support – which is an important aspect. However, now I realise there is only one right time to start taking care of your health… and that is right now.
I sometimes still struggle with my binge eating parties.. but I’m nowhere near as bad as I used to be, and starting Monday does not exist in my life anymore !!
People sometimes say to me “life is too short to eat healthily and go to the gym”. However, I believe that life is too short to spend it in an unhealthy body and skin we are not comfortable or confident in.
Remember that the longer you put it off, the harder it is the get started. So start now; not tomorrow.