Are You Making a Better You?

Procrastination-is-opportunitys-assassinMany people are big-time procrastinators. We wait until the very last minute to do a project, pay a bill, book a hotel room, fill up with gas, schedule a check up, turn in tax returns…the list goes on. If we didn’t risk running out of gas, getting our electric turned off or having to pay extra fees, we may never get around to any of it – and fitness is no different.

We put off taking care of ourselves simply because we think we can get away with it. No one is going to send us a late fee and Obama isn’t going to increase our taxes because we didn’t drop 20lbs. While there is a penalty to unhealthy living (weight gain, muscle weakness, poor health and low self-esteem), apparently the penalty is not quite harsh enough to get us to move faster.

do what you need to doI want to challenge you today to think about what you do today and how it affects your future. You may not think it matters much, or maybe you just plan on starting tomorrow, but tomorrow will come – and what you do today affects your tomorrow whether you realize it or not.

What you eat today will greatly determine how you feel tomorrow. What you say today can set you up for success, or failure, tomorrow. What exercise you do today can make you healthier and stronger for tomorrow. How you invest your money today, can change how you live tomorrow. And if you do what you need to do today, over and over and over again, you have made big strides. Your many small improvements turn into one big success.

Are you making a better you today?

 

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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 September 10, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Again, great timing. Still taking steps forward, but need to increase my tempi and frequency!! #RelentlessForwardMotion

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  3. Reblogged this on Bite into Nutrition and commented:
    This is a good post by PFitblog on procrastination. I know that I struggle with this in certain areas in my life. I have found that one way to combat this is to set some goals and write them down and also tell at least one other person. This holds you more accountable to following through with it. Goal setting is not hard, but goal achievement on the other hand takes us out of our comfort zones into the domain of personal growth and development. Most people are not willing to take the risks for fear of failure, and continue to live by the current status quo. Changes also require discipline. What would it look like to take control and make some positive life-altering changes in areas of health and fitness? You have to want it bad enough, because no one else can do it for you. One thing that I have done for myself recently is strength training. I’ve been doing this consistently with a trainer for 3 months now. It is not something that I always enjoy or look forward to, as it actually has exposed many of my weak areas. But I am loving the results that I’m getting from it- such as building lean muscle mass, a stronger core and physique. It has also enhanced my endurance with training for a half-marathon. http://www.biteintonutrition.com

  4. I love hearing about other people’s journey with procrastination because I have gone from being an ACTION lady to a 100% procrastinator. I have been exploring that for myself and time and again these words come to mind as the causes- comfortable in the known, fear, dependence, too many options, too many goals, isolation, not practicing enough at the beginning of a learning curve, not prioritizing. How do I get out of these- I think just being aware of these causes and writing them down or being vulnerable about them and asking for support to work on my fear is a huge step forward. Thanks for putting it out here.

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