The Cost of Being Fit
It's clear that being fit isn't worth all the time, cost and effort it takes. Here's a short list of all of the reasons to not even try.
Give Up Now
Be free of guilt, my blog audience. Go out, eat whatever you want whenever you want it and by all means avoid any form of exercise. So you're a bit rotund and may have a couple of health issues, you're still a good person. You only live once, might as well enjoy yourself!
What is Your Tipping Point?
Uhh, strike the above. I repent. Even though the case for being unhealthy is compelling, is the reward truly worth the cost? Every single one of the excuses above is exactly that...an excuse. You know as well as me that your health is far more important than the inconvenience of eating right and exercising. I don't need to convince you. You're just rationalizing the fact that you haven't made health a priority in your life. I know, because I've been there and done that for the past 25 years. I was on prescription medication for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I was dealing with a lot of consequences of being fat, per my last post. The doctor was calling to schedule expensive evaluations for Sleep Apnea. That was my tipping point. I didn't want to be that guy. The one who, at age 50, had to wear an oxygen mask at night to avoid brain and organ damage.
Every day, every week, every month you put off paying attention to your health will come back to haunt you someday. What will be your wake-up call? A slow metabolism, high anxiety and depression? A diagnosis of diabetes? Knee and other joint problems? Discomfort in social situations? High blood pressure, acid reflux?
You can wait for your own tipping point, or you can just try to realize that you need to do something about it and get going now! Don't wait for everything to be perfect in your life to get started, it never will. Health isn't a convenience, it's a moral obligation to yourself and the ones you love. Now go do the right thing and enjoy the true rewards of living a happy, healthy life.
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