“The kamikaze pilot who flew 50 missions was involved-but never committed.”

-Lou Holtz

When it comes to your health and fitness goals, are you involved or committed?

Do you eat healthy and workout only when it’s convenient for you?  Do you show interest and engage yourself when you realize that it is New Year’s resolution time or that you have a dress to fit into or that bikini season is right around the corner?  Or do you workout and eat healthy no matter what is going on and coming up?

People that are involved with their health and fitness goals typically spend more time complaining about their gut, their spare tire or their junk in the trunk and less time acting to get rid of it.  They are usually the yo-yo dieters, the sporadic exercisers, and the people that are full of excuses.

People that are committed to their health and fitness goals do NOT complain and do NOT make excuses.  They are the people that eat healthy 80-90% of the time, workout regularly and are active in their daily life.  Whether they know it or not, they have a “No Exceptions” policy in effect.  Nothing will stop them from being healthy and taking care of their temple, their body.

Now that you’ve read the descriptions, I’ll ask the question again.  Are you involved or committed?  If you’re involved, what will it take for you to be committed?  What will you have to sacrifice?  And would you prefer to make small sacrifices now or huge sacrifices later?

A SMALL sacrifice is skipping your $4 Grande Non-Fat Latte that you purchase daily. This will help you save money so that you can join Higher Purpose Boot Camp or hire a personal trainer.  Another small sacrifice is cooking and packing your food instead of eating out so often.  This will allow you to monitor your caloric consumption and eat clean, healthy foods.

A HUGE sacrifice that you could experience later in life is spending a significant amount of your time confined to a hospital bed or a couch, recovering from a heart attack.  If this were to happen to you, you would be missing out on life, you would be forced to be inactive – there’s no physical way you could work or play, and you would be financially burdened from the surgery and hospital visit.  And who knows how long it would take you to get back on your feet!!

Please think long and hard about all of the things I have mentioned.  It’s your life, your body, your health!  You can do anything that you put your mind to!

Be committed!