Recently I was reading a great book by Alan Cohen called, “Why Your Life Sucks”. I thought to myself, WOW that is an extremely honest title and will be confronting for a lot of people.
It is because of this book title that I have decided to write something just as confronting about why a lot of people are fat and lazy.
There are two types of friends in this world, the ones that console you, feel sorry for you and sympathise with you. The other is the friend that will give you a gentle drop kick in the butt and say, “Drink a glass of cement princess and harden the hell up!” I am one of those!
When it comes to being fat and lazy, you can’t just ignore it, IT WONT GO AWAY BY ITSELF! There is no point just putting your health aside and going on with something else to make you feel better. When you are fat and lazy, that’s serious and you need to do something about it. I remember one of my favourite quotes, “The way you do anything is the way you do everything!” This is a great wake up call to do something different, not more of the same. If water keeps leaking out of the hole in your bucket, you don’t go and get more water, you fix the hole. This blog will give you some tools to help you fix that hole.
10 reasons you might be Fat and Lazy
Those are the 10 reason your life might suck, I am sure there are more, but for now, lets stick with these.
Stop playing games with yourself. I am sure you realise that your health is EXTREMELY important to you, without it YOU ARE DEAD… Yeah, I went there! Make health your number 1 priority. Choose better options for food, get off the couch and do more exercise, go for a walk, play with the kids, ANYTHING!
I hear time and time again, “Oh, but I have work to do” or “Yes, but my kids are more important” and my favourite “I’m too tired”.
If you have work to do or kids to look after, great! But remember, if you are too unhealthy or sick to do your work or look after your kids, what’s going to happen then? You might as well look after yourself first, that way you can keep everyone else happy later.
As for I’m too tired. How do you think you gain energy. Watching TV, Facebook? NO, moving your body with build your energy for you. Get out of the house, get some fresh air, go to a gym, do something fun with the family that involves some movement. Your body will thank you for it by giving you more energy.
Your thought security
Your real enemies are your self -defeating thoughts or poor beliefs and stories. You need to hire some thought security. Place a thought security guard at the doorway to your mind. Give him the instructions to never let anything enter that is going to go against the person you want to be. As Bruce Lee says “As you think, so shall you become” (WOW, imagine Bruce Lee as your security guard!)
Mae sure the security guards knows to let all those you want in your mind to go through the VIP entrance and can stay as long as you like. You must ask them though, you must create these new thought’s, beliefs and stories daily for yourself and allow them in your mind to stay.
Like the shampoo commercial
“It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen”. If you eat 1 salad don’t expect to gain a six pack. It’s taken you years to get to where you are now, give it some time to get back to where you want to be. Following media hype over the next new fad diet or quick fix Ab machine or diet pill will not get you anywhere. You need to focus on what your body really needs, get back to your roots when it comes to nutrition. Fill your body with real food, high nutrient levels and your body will take care of itself. Drink plenty of high quality water. The healthier your body is, the less fat and lazy you will be.
Imagine there are two lawyers inside your head. One is arguing for your possibilities and what you could achieve, the other is arguing for your limitations and why it is all too hard for you. Which one wins? The lawyer whom you pay the most. Obviously you don’t pay these lawyers with money; you pay them with your focus.
What are you focusing on? What you can do or what you can’t do? No one ever teaches us about our possibilities, we are only taught about our limitations. Do you believe it is too hard to stop being fat and lazy? How is that working for you so far? What if you were to change your focus to, getting healthy is easy? How do you think that would work…? TRY IT!
Passing the buck
The blame game is one of the most popular games around.
“I am fat because my parents are fat”
“I am sick because of the guy at work made me sick”
“I don’t have time to exercise or cook because I work late”
Take responsibility for yourself, you own your own time. Do you think that 24 hours in one part of the world is different to 24 hours in another part of the world? Do you think Sir Richard Branson or Robert Kiyosaki has more hours in a day than you do?
No, then why can these successful people and many more achieve so much in one day and others can’t?
It is because they have taken responsibility for the own lives. They choose what to do and when. They create their day to get the most success out of it as possible. Nothing is too hard, nothing is too far away. Their thought security guards are working tirelessly, their focus in incredible and always on target.
Be the change you want to see in the world
It is no good reading this blog and doing nothing, same as it’s no good just thinking about it. TAKE ACTION NOW!!! Make the decision to do something about this straight away. Be a role model for someone else.
For a great tip on how you can make a change to your health email “HELP HEALTH” to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive a tip back.
Adam ‘The Rejuvenator’ Murphy