The term “healthy lifestyle” has been widely naturalized in the last fifteen to twenty years. We are overwhelmed by tempting offers to improve our health by healthy foods (which in fact have nothing to do with true support of our health), curative treatments (causing a fleeting semblance of pleasant feelings in our body and soul, but not solving real health problems) or supposedly miraculous supplements solving problems ranging from prostate through menopause to joint problems.
In fact, the problem is not the ongoing trend, which more and more people are being subject to. The real problem lies in the way of our thinking. We want results too quickly. We want our health problem to be solved immediately (and we do not care that the problem may have arisen many years ago). We want to lose weight immediately. We want to change immediately.
A strong will is our best friend. Without it, we don’t even stir a finger. In real life, the winner is the one who makes all changes gradually and steadily. Day after day, month after month.
You want to look good? Change your diet. But for how long do you endure? Three days? A week? Or, you could buy a gym pass anytime… but the sad look in the gyms at the end of January tells us how many people really meant their New Year’s resolutions seriously.
The results of various surveys point to the fact that only 5% of us achieve the goal we set. This is a desperately low number. Only every twentieth person succeeds.
There is not a magical solution, formula or procedure. It’s up to everyone’s will and mindset to start a change. Everyone can do it, but not everyone will.
If you want to start a change in your life, try to get someone to join you – even if only in the form of psychical support. It’s always helpful to have someone who you could talk to and share your progress with. Also, try to document your progress. Start a diary, a blog or just daily notes. Some time in the future, you could look back and realize how big is your progress. It will motivate you to go on.