I read the post about the cake woman and your piece at the end. I’d love to have your will power and I am wondering how you keep yourself mentally disciplined enough to keep up what you do? I get home from work and I just want to relax, but after dinner and some relaxing, the last thing I want to do is go to the gym, so I usually make an excuse like getting work done or doing laundry and end up going to bed with no workout. How, after 3 years now (that you’ve been doing this, right?), do you stay so focused on your healthy lifestyle? How do I do that?
I live by a motto: “Discipline is a personal choice.” We can all choose whether or not we have discipline, and not having it is no one’s fault but our own. We ALL have it…some of us just choose to use it, while others make excuses or pass blame for their shortcomings. Where you’re at in life (or where you end up) is no one’s fault but your own. No matter what choices you’ve made in the past, or what has happened to you, your future is wide open and you are in control of how it turns out. Sure, there are unknown dangers out there, but it’s like a choose your own adventure book. You pick the ending..only in this adventure, you can’t always go back and start from a new point, so you need to choose wisely. Your health is the same way. You control your health with everything from workouts, to eating healthy, and even to eye and mouth health. It’s all your call on how healthy you’d like to be and you have to summon enough determination to make things happen.
If you’re coming home and relaxing, I’d try heading right to the gym after work. Get in a good, productive workout, then come home and relax after a nice hot shower. If you also feel the need to relax every single night after work, you may also want to examine how to adjust your workload to ease some of the stress that is causing you to feel like you NEED to relax after work. Hopefully with some work organization and the post-work workout, you’ll see things turn around. remember, you’re in control of your own health. No one else can be healthy for you.