Ask yourself, why do I workout? Why do I choose to eat healthy? What is the purpose of it all? Do you want to look good in a bathing suit? Are you trying to loose some weight so you can fit into a dress for your friends wedding? Maybe you use exercise as a form of stress relieving. Everyone probably has a different answer, but I encourage you to think a little harder on it.
Looking good is great and feeling good is even better. But WHY is exercise so important? WHY is eating healthy so important?
Exercise and healthy eating has always been a top priority of mine and many have poked fun at it. However, I take it a lot more seriously than just "looking and feeling good." Getting diagnosed with a health problem later on in life that could of been prevented is a huge scare. Much research has suggested that living a healthy life NOW can help prevent illness and poor health later on in life. So why not do everything you can to make sure you stay health now and for the long haul?
I remember going to the grocery store one day and a man was taking blood pressure measurements on customers coming in and out of the store (I'm pretty sure to gain clientele). I told him I wanted to try it. He looked at me and said, you aren't our clientele. You're too healthy. My numbers were the best he had seen but he didn't like that. He wanted someone who was unhealthy because it was the norm and he could gain business. He was shocked to see someone who actually cared about their health (and that shocked me).
I've seen too many family members and close friends with relatives loose their livelihood and reason to live because of bad health choices. We become who we are because of the choices we've made in the past. Ask yourself again, why are you doing this? Are you choosing to eat grilled chicken and veggies because you want to look good AND live a long and for filling life for yourself and your loved ones? Well then good, that's the way it should be. Make good choices because they will directly effect your life now AND for later.
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in good health,
Cristina Walterman, owner of CW Physique, let's you in on fitness and nutrition tips, recipes, exercises and much more. With over 8 years of experience in the industry, she loves to inspire and motivate individuals. She always practices what she preaches and leads by example.