Obesity rates are getting higher and higher. It's a scary time in our lives and I would like to help put some sort of stop to the small portion of people i can impact daily. Why is it that our society is becoming larger? I think it comes down to one thing, responsibility. I truly believe that we need to take ownership for our own actions and behaviors but what I am finding is that the blame is getting put on other people or things.
So many people have the victim mindset. The idea that they are not at fault and their circumstances are out of their control. This is how mental weakness turns into physical weakness. Weak people are quick to point the finger at outside sources instead of finding opportunities to overcome their personal challenges.
People who are into fitness are not just "gifted" or "fit". We fight for that everyday. Each of us has a personal disadvantage that we try to overcome and challenge every time we choose a healthy meal or sacrifice sleep to get to the gym early or late. I always remind my newer clients that it won't get easier, you will get stronger but it will not get easier in any way. There is always room to grow and get better.Getting in shape isn't a thing that happens exclusively at the gym. It's what you do constantly with every choice you make.
There are so many people that don't quite value fitness like other people do. If you don't care about strengthening your body or improving your health, that's your business. You will prioritize what's important to you. Just don't say the fitness industry failed you, or that diet books, food manufacturers, or your family is to blame for the repercussions you're facing now. It's your body and YOUR business, remember?
The longer you've let yourself go, the harder it'll be to create habits that'll make you leaner and stronger. And you won't ever change unless you see challenges as beatable instead of giving yourself an excuse.The blame-game won't make you any fitter or healthier. The question is, are you going to fight your challenges or let them own you? The choice is yours. It always has been. It always will be.