It’s that time of year. The period when you feel so sick, bloated, and emotionally destroyed that you decide to make some changes for the future. Perhaps you’re looking to lose a few pounds. Maybe you want to fit into an old pair of pants. Whatever your goal is, you’ve likely set this intention in the past. So why are things going to be different this time around?
In short, they won’t be. Why? Because you’re going to do the same old shit you do every year, believing that you will achieve a different result. I will save you the overplayed reference to Einstein’s definition of insanity.
You will most certainly outsource your health ambitions. ‘If I buy this product, or if I try this fad diet, or if I join this gym trend, all of my ambitious goals will magically come true. But internally, what has changed?
Chances are, you carry the same fear, doubt, shame, and feelings of failure that have driven you to self-destruct in the past. You most certainly have not resolved the underlying issues causing your overeating, late-night snacking, constant grazing, alcohol consumption, and general laziness.
You are seeking bandaid solutions for deeply embedded problems. Much like playing the lottery produces a handful of winners and millions of losers, the outsourced fitness approach will do the same. If you want to make money, you don’t buy a lottery ticket. You learn how to generate, save, and wisely invest income. Your body follows the same rules. You need to be honest about the roots of your most unhealthy behaviours and invest in those solutions.
Does that sound like a lot to ask? Are you going to continue looking for the same old surface-level solutions anyway? Is the pain too real to face head-on? If so, I can predict your future, and it doesn’t look good.