The truth is, if you don't put yourself and your wellbeing first, above all else, you are not going to get the results you want.
This can be one of the hardest things to do, especially if you have small children or a high demand job.
Many people know that they need to get healthier and fitter; they know it is important and are even present to the implications of not doing so.
They know their life would improve dramatically if only they could get to the level of fitness they once had or would like to achieve.
They still however struggle to make this commitment more important than anything else in their lives.
For many years, this was one of my biggest struggles and it was really starting to affect my social life: when eating out with friend or at family get togethers, I found it so hard to stick to my commitments with food as I didn't want to seem difficult or demanding.
If anyone offered me something I didn't want to eat, I could never decline as I didn't want to offend or upset the host and if a friend asked me to share dessert after dinner even though I was full, the answer would alway be “of course! there’s always room for dessert!”.
This would inevitably leave me feeling annoyed, dissatisfied and resentful to the point where I felt the only way I could be healthy was to avoid ALL social engagements.
I have since come to realize that putting myself first and not compromising on my choices and decisions is my responsibility.
By neglecting my physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing I was essentially doing a dis-service to everyone in my life.
Which you do you think your children would choose?
Your more unfit and dissatisfied self, the one who is always tired, cranky and doesn't feel like playing with them?
Or your fulfilled self, who’s full of life and energy and enjoys their own skin?