What are your priorities when it comes to your own life and your own health?
I ask this important question because of the things I am told daily by people pertaining to their health and fitness.
“I want to get in shape.”
“I want to get lean.”
“I want to perform better in sports.”
“I want to look better. Naked.”
If I had a nickel for every time I hear these lines, then I would be hanging with Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. While those statements are admirable, just saying it is not going to make it happen.
In order for any of the above things to happen, you must make them a priority.
You have to put a priority on your health.
Not on a new Lexus.
Not on overpriced jeans or shoes.
Not on headphones.
Your health is your life. Once it fades your quality of life will deteriorate like an aging running back in the NFL.
You cannot complain about how you are still fat and out of shape and cannot reach your fitness goals when your priorities are elsewhere.
Let’s say you are someone who needs to get help when it comes to training. You do not thrive on your own and need a push to get started.
Let’s say you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and self-esteem issues. My recommendation would be to hire a certified fitness professional to get you started in the right direction.
But let’s say you spent the funds for that fitness professional on a new Lexus truck. Now instead of paying that certified professional to guide you to where you need to be, you are dropping $600-$800 a month for an automobile. That does not include insurance!
Guess what? Purchasing a used 2009 will still get you from point A to B and you will have a much, much lower payment.
Let’s say your old training sneakers, which give you uncomfortable pain in your feet need to be replaced badly.
But you spent that money on some new, flashy heels. Looking good in the club every week outweighs the fact your blood sugar is rising up every day like the sun.
Let’s say you needed stock your refrigerator with some healthier foods.
BUT you spent that wining and dining the ladies every week. The sad part is that you did not even get a second date with any of them!
I am not trying to be the infamous Buzz Killington. Everyone has leisure activities that they want to spend money on. These are called wants.
The problem is that when you sacrifice your needs for you wants all the time, you become horrifically unbalanced.
If cars, women, jewels, excessive selfies, the need for attention, and other material things are running your life then you are on the road to oblivion.
If your basic needs like your health, both mental and physical are not met then your quality of living will not be optimal.
The remedy for the ailments that follow neglecting your health does not include more medicine. The ultimate natural ailment you have to protect you against high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stress, non-glowing skin, depression is EXERCISE.
You can lift weights to build an incredible physique.
You can sprint to build legs and glutes of steel.
You can play sports to test your athleticism.
All of these activities will also fortify your mind.
I do not care what it is as long you are committed and consistent to something that requires you to be vigorously active.
The bottom line is that your overall health must be a priority. End of story.
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