So you’ve found yourself in a place you’d hoped to never get to and yet it’s not a big surprise. Either your doctor has given you a stern warning, your class reunion looms large in the near future, your clothes no longer fit, or you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired. Or maybe you’re feeling guilty about how you’ve let things go and you really want to change it this time…again. The good news is, it’s never too late to get started. Neither shame nor guilt will fix this situation so drop both ASAP. Don’t beat yourself up, don’t make excuses. Simply accept the situation and start where you are.
If you’ve been sedentary for a while (or maybe for your whole life), you can start make changes TODAY. Commit. Take baseline metrics like inches and weight so you know where you are starting and can evaluate your progress. Bear in mind, you didn’t get here overnight and you won’t solve it overnight so be realistic in your goal setting. It’s a process, but one that’s worth pursuing. Find ways to celebrate the little victories along the way. They bolster your motivation and your mentality.