A wise man once said, “Don’t let the urgent block out what is important.”
Being fit and healthy is a 24/7, 365 journey. It is a hard journey, but well worth it. That is one reason the New Years fatloss hype and panic on New Years is pathetic.
When my friend and mentor, Bud Jeffries, decided to lose 100lbs he took consistent action for a year or so and did it. In fact, he lost more than that!
Another example is a person I recently met, Sandra Bedell, who worked to drop from 392lb to 187lb. This didn’t happen overnight.
New Years is one of the two most hyped up times of the year for fatloss schemes, “miracle” diets, silly “fat-shrinking” devices, and magic pills.
Unfortunately, many people fall for this garbage. Every year I wonder why people who are supposed to be reasonably intelligent get caught in this mess.
There a few reason I have found–
- people being lazy is the biggest one
- there is too much bogus information online and in magazines
- some are so desperate they will try anything
I never want to discourage anyone from making a new start on their health and fitness at any time of the year. In fact, I applaud them!
Just remember, it takes discipline and hard work all year, every year to do be in top shape or even to be reasonably healthy. It does not happen by accident.
Please share this with a friend or loved one who is struggling with being overweight. Don’t let them get fooled again!