I want you to think back to the last “healthy” thing you did.
Whether it’d be eating a healthy meal, going for a walk (aside from your daily commute), a light jog or a gym session. Think of it and keep it in your mind.
Today I’ll explain why that one “healthy” act is stopping you from doing more.
YOU OVERDID IT
Believe it or not, spending 3 hours in the gym won’t do you any good.
Neither will eating an entire package of blueberries or 3 cups of brown rice with tilapia.
In fact, you may have done more bad than good as 3 hours in the gym will definitely lead to burnout the same way an entire package of blueberries can lead to weight gain.
While 3 cups of brown rice with tilapia won’t lead to any health risks, it’s your mental state that’ll be affected the most.
For example, does this sound familiar?
“I ate enough healthy food to last an entire month, now back to junk food.”
Eventually, that one “healthy” act gets buried beneath cheap junk food, inactivity, not enough sleep and the cycle continues.
But it doesn’t have to be that way…
DIVIDE BY TWO
When those random “healthy” urges come, I want you to simply divide by two.
If you plan to eat a salad or a box of blueberries, I want you to eat half and leave the other half in the fridge for later.
If you plan to go to the gym, I want you to cut the hour in half and head home earlier.
If you plan to go for a walk, walk an hour instead of two.
I want you to keep dividing in two until you realize that living healthy isn’t hard. It’s not about spending 3 hours in the gym or forcing yourself to eat foods you hate.
It’s about making small sacrifices but most importantly, doing what works for you.
If you’ve ever sacrificed an hour of TV for a gym session or ditched a bag of chips for some fruit, then you know that amazing feeling of accomplishment.
And not only that but the knowledge that you overcame your desires today.
It’s a feeling I get every single day, and I love it.
It’s a feeling that can be yours too…
…so go and get it!
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