Despite the vast pool of resources, there is another side to this coin. Today's society is the laziest society that has ever existed. Long gone are the days of plowing the fields by hand and walking to every destination. Gone are even the times of getting up off the sofa to change the channel on the television. In the age of technology and motorized everything, it is too easy to be lazy.
Outdoor Exercise is also a great component. Walking is a popular workout. This simple exercise can be done by virtually anyone, regardless of their levels of fitness and can be undertaken anywhere and anytime, and it's completely FREE, a huge bonus is for the budget conscience person.
Try flipping through the channels late at night, and you'll see several programs on the best places to get the worst foods! With all of that temptation, it is next to impossible to start a healthy plan and stick to it. But don't lose hope. You can attain virtually anything you want in life, as long as you have the right motivation.
It is worth noting that you are the most important to aspect to getting motivated. Ask yourself these questions: Do you have any sense of self-worth? Do you want to live till your ripe old age, watching your children/grandchildren grow?
Do you want to be able to walk and enjoy your life? Or would you rather die before your time, never getting to see your children grow, never knowing if you had any grandchildren? Do you want to walk with a walker when you are older, or worse yet, be wheelchair bound, unable to get your breath when you walk, all because you refused to take care of this one body you were given?
It is doubtless that these questions are tough, but this is reality folks. This is real. If you don't take care of yourself and you just keep eating French fries and hamburgers and don't exercise, this could be your reality. That's why the first step to getting motivated is to find out how much you want this. Where do you want to be in twenty, thirty years? Is it in the grave? Or living a vital, active, happy life? If you answered the latter, then there is your motivation. That's the first step.
The most important decision you could make in your life is the decision to be healthy. You only get one body. Take care of it. With all of the ads and promos about food out there, it is easy to get off track. And just remember if you do get off track, don't worry. Don't quit because you slipped up. Just get right back up on your feet and put one foot in front of the other.
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