A Short Term Discomfort for A Long Term Benefit:
Saying NO; a seemingly simple task and yet we all struggle with this in some form or another. Saying No in a health & fitness context is really what stands between us achieving the level of health we all want to reach and maintain. Putting off that short term instant pleasure (i.e. biscuits, sitting on the couch, beer) is the difference between failure and success over the long term, especially when it comes to transforming our bodies.
I’ve talked about quick fixes being a fool’s game before, but I cannot stress enough that this endless search for that “magic pill” is what brings many of us undone. There are no short cuts when it comes to achieving the health that we all deserve and addiction to instant pleasure comes at the price of disappointment and illness over the long term.
We need to accept that in the short term at least, embarking on something new (like a new healthy lifestyle or new career) is uncomfortable, inconvenient and painful (both physically & mentally). But look forward; there is a corner up ahead that will lead you to where you really want to get to. This uncomfortable phase won’t last forever and what you are left with is the long term satisfaction of knowing that you committed to your health and you have achieved!
Be patient, consistent and disciplined and there is no way that you can fail but you must be willing to give up that instant gratification for that long term benefit. Most of all remember – Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes!
Owner & Personal Training Manager