You don’t have to wait for something bad to happen to start taking care of your body.
We sometimes think we are invincible. We run our body’s into the ground. Either by not eating healthy, not sleeping enough, not drinking enough water or all of the above. And yes the body is resilient. It fights everyday to preserve life. But what happens when it cannot fight anymore?
For some people it requires hearing a medical professional say to them “you need to change your lifestyle if you want to live long enough to see your grandchildren grow up”.
We spend all of this time in our younger years building successful careers, families and friendships but if we don’t take care of our bodies we won’t enjoy the life we have built very long. And unfortunately it can be the daily habits used to build this successful life that causes us to be unhealthy.
Are you building a life that is anchored in health?
If you are unsure of the answer then I would guess the answer is no. Building a life anchored in health leaves you with a confidence in how you are taking care of your body that leaves little to no doubt.
My encouragement for you this morning is that it is not too late. You have plenty of time.
You have to start now.
Acknowledge that the pace at which you are pushing your body is not sustainable. You need to start taking care of it. Admit that you need to make changes. This is step number one.
When I started my fitness journey I went out for a two mile run and cut soft drinks out immediately. Truth be told I walked about one and a half of those miles but I started. I was tired of being overweight and I needed to do something. Maybe this is where you are. Start today.
If you begin this journey I will warn you that it is not easy but it is an opportunity for you to grow. It will be full of highs and lows. Navigating the emotions you will face are the most difficult part of it. Having a coach or friend assist you can help with the emotional roller coaster.
Let me know if you need help. And if you get anything from this message today please hear the words START NOW. Don’t wait until the moment when you feel you have to start or else.