Updated: Jan 28, 2020
...everyone would do it.
Eating right, a bit like confidence, improves with positive exposure. And just like confidence can spiral downward when it’s interrupted. It’s easy to be deceived by a con man and think all that confidence comes naturally, just like you could be deceived by an in-shape model on the front of a magazine. In the moment it all seems effortless, as though the days, weeks and months of work were bypassed.
Thinking that way however is the greatest deception of all and can lead to a lot of negative talk in your own head. I've been as guilty as others thinking that there's an amount of work to be done to reach a goal and once you get there it ends. Sadly, the work never ends, but it does get easier. Success isn’t built on a handful of great efforts. It’s built on consistency. It’s built on routine. It’s built on many many tiny efforts over time, and if it seems effortless, that’s because habit is effortless.
So, if you’re waiting on magical motivation, when the stars align and all you want to do is exercise and eat kale, forget about it, it’s probably not going to happen. You’re going to have to take it one step at a time. You’re going to have to say no to the chips and yes to the veg, no to Netflix and yes to exercise. Not every time, but more often than not.