The other day I was having a conversation with a friend who was asking for some help and advice as she and her husband wanted to lose a little weight and they both needed to lower their cholesterol. We chatted about some great programs that would be the complete package for them – helping them with fitness, nutrition, and offering them the support of a team and me as their coach – but while we were chatting she said to me, “The workouts will be great, but we do not want to change the way we eat, […bunch of reasons why…] we like what we eat.”
Doesn’t everyone like what they eat? Or don’t we all enjoy those habits that are actually making us unhealthy and not feel so great about ourselves, or rob us of energy and make us wake up exhausted. We are quick to say we want to change, and often we have great reasons – we want to be healthier for out kids, we want to be good examples for our children, we want to be able to live a healthy and fulfilling life – but how many of us want something to change and then are not willing to “pay the price.”
If you change nothing, nothing will change.
At the end of the day everything comes at a price, whether it be financial, emotional, physical, time- or health-related. And what you pay for can either help you or hurt you. This applies to pretty much everything in our lives. Am I willing to invest time (30 minutes a day) in doing my workouts? Am I willing to invest money in fueling my body with healthy and nutritious foods?
I can spend $4 a day at Starbucks, or Dunkin Donuts, or Wendy’s and not think twice about it because “everyone does it.” OR I can spend that exact same $4 a day on Shakeology, fueling my body with the most nutritious superfoods from around the world.
I can spend $250 for an annual gym membership (that I end up not using after January), or I can spend $160 for a full year of Beachbody On Demand and have access to hundreds of workouts, me as your coach, accountability and challenge groups, meal plans, nutrition guides, and a supportive community.
Only we can choose what we are going to invest in, but where we choose to invest our time and money has a huge impact on the quality of life we will lead.
What are you paying for?