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An "after" photo implies the journey is finished. But health as a journey is never over, it's what you do daily. It's something to be worked on and focused on because it is your life and how you enjoy it. It's what you do DURING the journey that's the key to your success.
I often wonder why people run on treadmills if they don't intend to run marathons or hate distance running. If you have to force yourself to go to a workout, eventually your will power will give out. Here's how to look forward to exercise.
I'm not a health nut, but I take care of myself. Not to brag and not to be vain, but my decisions are purely to avoid going to the hospital with something that could have been avoided. I exercise and eat right to be healthy. I don't spend the day thinking about what I shouldn't eat, I spend it thinking about living a long life and travelling with the girl of my dreams.
My secret: I have a fear of failure, and of time running out on my dream. It started when I was young, and a doctor told my family I had leukemia. I knew what it meant, so I made a promise to be a good kid if I could live. I still wanted to fall in love, travel, see the world, and simply be alive.
If you don't ever want to go into a gym, you can still get in fantastic shape. You can set aside time to go walking, play interactive games with your kids, go to the park and have a workout on the play structures and benches. That will get you healthy. Also consider trying yoga, pilates, or a sport with friends at your fitness level.
Our youth population is inactive, and it's continuing into adulthood. Our food choices at the store are becoming more and more processed. This is a nation that has forgotten what it means to get out and see the world. All of it can change by finding your motivation to live life to it's fullest.
The plan to battle back against overweight and obesity has to start with simplifying the answer. What works for me? That's the question people should be asking. If you don't like to work out, why do you want to look like someone who does?