Why do we wait until January or Monday?

I’ll start on Monday…we’ve all said it at some point, right?

After binge eating and drinking over the festive period, I sometimes fancied the idea of getting a six pack and becoming a “fit chick”. For about three years I made the new years resolution to “get in shape”, which usually meant I replaced one meal a day with a salad and posted a few Instagram photos of it, with the caption “New Year new me”. Then if I accidentally ate a double cheeseburger for lunch one Tuesday, I would confidently write the entire week off with the statement “I’ll start next Monday”. But once the novelty wore off, and I realised pizza tasted a lot better than salad, I slowly but surely fell back to my old ways. By the time February came, I was already back to staying in bed all day eating Quavers for breakfast, and my insta-filtered salad pictures soon went back to snaps of Five Guys with “cheeky burger” captions.

So why was this? I lacked motivation I guess. I didn’t want it badly enough. However, now I realise there is only one right time to start taking care of your health… and that is right now (if you haven’t started already).

People sometimes say to me “life is too short to eat healthily and go to the gym”. However, I believe that life is too short to spend it in an unhealthy body and skin we are not comfortable or confident in.

Remember that the longer you put it off, the harder it is the get started. So start now; not tomorrow.

~ Maya