“Wisdom is doing NOW what you will be satisfied with LATER“, Joyce Meyer.

This statement rings true, especially in fitness. Think of all the times we say “I shouldn’t have eaten so much” or “I should have gone to the gym”. We all make bad decisions from time to time, but many people are rarely making good ones.

So often people live in condemnation and regret because they continue to make decisions they regret later. Then they lay in bed at night thinking of all the things they did wrong, and the changes they need to make, only to wake up the next day to repeat the same self-destructive behavior.

A person who acts without thinking of the future often lives bogged down with regret, guilt, depression, discouragement and even hopelessness – and that’s no way to live!

If you want your life to change, you have to make changes. Although there’s nothing you can do to change your past, you can start taking steps to change your future.

By procrastinating, you are wasting precious time you’ll never get back, leaving you with less and less time you could be living thin, energetic, strong, confident and healthy lives. Sadly, some people wait for years.

Mom & Dad

My parents waited until they were in their late 50s to get fit. Granted they love their new lives, but I’m sure they wish they would have gotten their act together earlier in life.

We live at such a fast pace we practically don’t even allow time to make decisions. Instead, we do things without even thinking. Then we act surprised when those decisions lead us away from where we want to be.

If we were honest, this one simple question would prevent many poor choices: “will I regret this later?”  Even simple tasks like skipping a workout or ordering French fries can cause regret.

It’s time to break the cycle. Someone once said, “The future has no room for the past”. It’s time to quit making the same mistakes and time to start living a healthy life you can be proud of.

My new mottoNo more regrets.

About Bonnie Pfiester

Fitness Columnist and Lifestyle Coach, Resident Trainer for Designer Whey, Fitness Advisor for FitStudio, powered by Sears, FitFluential Ambassador and Owner of Max Fitness Club, home of BCx Boot Camp in Vero Beach, Florida.

Posted on June 9, 2011, in Encouragement, Goals, Healthy Priorites, Motivational and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. “No more regrets” fits very nicely with my new motto: No More BS.
    Kindred spirits….

  2. THANKS! Meeeeeee tooooo!!! 🙂

  3. Ellen Minotty

    I love this Bonnie, thats me in bed at night. Needed to read this.

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