Many individuals who want to be an ideal weight, look a certain way, or want to be stronger do not realize the true investment that needs to be made into their health and wellness. Everyone seems to want the end result, but aren’t willing to commit to building a healthy lifestyle that will be sustainable for the long-term. So many are looking for a quick fix or the next nutritional fad, rather than making an investment to be the best version of themselves.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the “total costs associated with high blood pressure in 2011 in the US were $46 billion in health care services, medications, and missed days of work.” One way or another, you will end up paying for your health - the question is would you prefer to make that investment on the front end as preventative health care, or on the back end for medications and medical bills?
Changing your life does not come when there is one foot, it comes when you realize that you are sick and tired of being sick and tired. As I said, there are a some investments that will need to be made to reach your potential with your health and wellness:
Invest in a gym or personal trainer who will help you achieve your goals.
Invest in choosing healthier foods at the store. This may mean paying extra for fresh produce over the quick and easy drive thru restaurant.
Invest in proper supplementation that will give you support towards your nutritional goals.
Time Investment - results do not come overnight, it will take time
Time that will take you away from friends and activities that do not align with what you are trying to achieve.
Time that will take to go to the gym in order to build strength and lean muscle.
Time that will take you to prepare your meals that align with your nutritional goals.
Invest in a support system that will help you achieve your goals - which may mean finding new friends.
These may not be statements you want to hear, but they truly are things you need to hear. We understand that making such a commitment is the most difficult step in the process. Once you recognize the positive changes you can make by cutting out eating out and going to happy hours (both physically and financially), the investment in your health does not seem all that bad.
The only question left to ask is are you willing to make an investment in your health?