I gave a motivational speech to a stranger today.
I hope she hears me. Here it is in case you need to hear me.
Just get to work.
No gimmicks, no fancy products, just work.
Quit sugar, all types (yes I mean fruit too) and grain (yes, I mean all grain) and buckle down. Make it your main focus.
Don’t flirt with bad or processed food.
Don’t entertain thoughts of skipping a workout, dig your heels in and work.
Don’t make any excuses. “I have to make my child’s lunch, I can’t cut all that fruit without eating any”, “I have to have something sweet or I get migraines”…those were just some of my excuses. Many more of my excuses revolved around my disabilities and how I managed them (or how I failed to manage).
Remember, a healthy body is made in the kitchen. Strict eating will pay for itself with more energy!!! Yep, it’s not unusual to feel deprived and crappy the first two weeks, but after that, you will feel better and stronger, and better able to stay strong. I have been on my perfect diet since July 6th. I have cheated, yes I have, twice. I’ve learned my lesson and moved on.
Is it hard? YES. Am I tougher that it is hard? You bet your ass I am.
It has taken strict food management, medication management, hard exercise and pushing the limits of my disabilities to begin to get better, healthier and stronger.
I expect I will always have to work this hard. That’s ok, the alternative is simply not acceptable.
Go kick some ass!