Setting new goals or trying to make changes can be downright overwhelming. Many of you are busting your buns to “just make it happen and keep it together.” Bills, food, rent, school, work — in other words, basic survival. I’m communicating about eating healthy and exercising as a necessity, but you’re telling me that, for a lot of you, it’s become a luxury.
I wish I was brilliant enough to come up with a solution to a very complex issue. To make it easier for those of you in this reality, let’s look at exercise and eating healthy as a luxury — something that costs you both time and money. What can you do to tackle this situation? Well, let me ask you something. Do you believe in miracles? I hear stories all around me about real miracles. People who can’t see but perform amazing feats that even people with sight can’t do. Individuals who are deathly ill but believe that they will recover, and they do. The stories go on and on.
Try to view your life as a place where miracles can occur. I say this because a lot of you may have stopped believing that it’s possible to make changes. You think that you’ve tried every diet and not seen any results. You started exercising more but quit when you didn’t see any difference.
When someone goes to climb Mt. Everest, they don’t look up all the way to the top. They start with a single step. One step at a time gets them to the top. There are even sections where the climbers only take a step every 30 seconds. It’s not about the speed either — it’s just about forging ahead. Believing.
Go look in the mirror and tell yourself that you believe that the miracle of change can happen for you too. Can’t lose the weight? No time? Defeated? Not a lot of excess cash to throw around? What can you do to make this change in you and your life?
1. Believe — Gotta change the way you’re thinking. Rustle up that power from within to say that miracle is going to happen to you.
2. Food: Cut down on your portions. If you can only afford a certain kind of food, pick the lesser of the evils.