I’ve been thinking about the analogy I used yesterday about your body being a machine and the fuel you put in it, etc. Well I thought about it some more and I’ve decided I’m going to start using this one:
Your body is a car. If you put diesel into a tank that is made for unleaded petrol you’ll mess up the whole internal workings of the car and it won’t go, and need to be repaired which is a pricey exercise right? Also if you put fuel in the car and then it sits in the shed the fuel sits in the tank and doesn’t get used. Eventually it does more harm than good.
I can hear you saying yeah okay I get it, but how is that supposed to help me? Well I want you to start looking at your body like a car, except it’s worth much more than any car in the whole wide world because it is unique and it is you! It is also irreplaceable and often permanent damage can not be fixed.
Alright so look at it this way. Diesel in an unleaded car is a disaster right? It’s the same with unhealthy foods. Years of over indulgence and unhealthy food choices causes so much damage to your body that often the parts just cannot cope anymore and they stop working. Most of the parts that stop working cannot be replaced. I’m not talking about organs (heart, liver, kidneys, etc) I’m talking about on a smaller level, the cellular level. The good news is that you can change that by stopping the unhealthy eating habits and start fueling your body with the “petrol” it needs. It’s simply a decision you make, and a promise to yourself to change. Is it hard? HELL YES!!!!!! Are you scared out of your mind? HELL YES!!!!!! Do you think you will never be able to resist temptation? OF COURSE!!!!!!! But there’s one little thing we all have inside of us, deep down, hidden underneath the layers of self doubt, self loathing, excuses, and negative people and thoughts. It’s something I like to call WILLPOWER!!!!!!!
YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU SET YOUR MIND TO DO
Willpower is often the thing that stops you from destroying your car. Willpower gives you the strength of mind to continue on even though the odds are against you (and here I am not talking about just the weightloss/exercise world). So where is it you ask? It’s in there, telling you to not give up, to keep on going, to push through the pain, to never give up, to not let this thing beat you). I believe people choose to ignore it and listen to the negatives instead. Negatives to me are just excuses. Things you’ve told yourself, things you’ve heard from others around you all your life. STOP LISTENING TO THOSE THINGS AND START LISTENING TO YOU!!!!! YOU CAN DO IT! YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK, MORE DETERMINED THAN YOU THINK AND SMARTER THAN YOU THINK!!!!!!
So back to our car. You might feel like an old tarago, carting the family around here, there and everywhere. The “family” is the fat stores you have in your body. Eventually after playing taxi your tarago has had enough and dies. You need to upgrade and you’ve always wanted a ferrari, but you know you have to work for that ferrari. So you start looking after the tarago a little better so you can “get a better trade it”, eventually the tarago starts to look like it could be worth something and you start to feel a whole lot better, the ferrari is getting closer and closer. The more you work at it the quicker it will lead you to that dream car. But you just have to keep at it.
Change your fuel to change your car. Change your lifestyle to change your car. You can’t eat healthy food without needing to burn the energy the fuel produces. My advice is, after reading this go do some research about just how much fuel is needed for you personally! Taking stock of your kilojoule (or calorie) intake first, knowing what you need to know to survive at a basic keep the heart ticking and the basic functions going, knowing how much extra you need to give you the fuel to exercise, educating yourself about the food you put into your mouth, thinking about how it affects your body is something you should try and do while you work on upgrading that car.
Once you change the fuel, and USE IT, that ferrari you’ve always dreamed of will start to take shape more permanently in your mind.
So set your goals, make them achievable and instead of excuses to not get out there and do it, make excuses about why you are going to get out there and do it!
BURN THE FUEL, UPGRADE THE CAR, LIVE!!!!!! You’re whole body, your whole life will change for the better.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get that tarago out, brush it off and turn it into that hot ferrari you’ve always dreamed of!