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Are You Taking Responsibility For Your Fitness?

Face it, we're all responsible for our health and fitness. I'm not talking about medical illness out of our control, but the everyday individual who has the ability to get healthy. This is the majority of us, right?

In this world of comparison, it appears many of us want someone else's body instead of our own. Why is that? It really is a projection of what we want for our own life but not willing to put in the effort. That may have hit hard, but let's get down to the honest truth about our health and lifestyle. You may be tired of hearing 'what's your excuse' but the question is somewhat relevant.  

Instead of owning the behaviors creating an unhealthy body, we tend to place blame where it doesn't belong. We blame our spouses, friends, and even media personalities for spouting unrealistic goals. Are they unrealistic or just our way of justifying the state of our health?

What it comes down to is no one but you and I can make health happen. It's an individual choice to be healthy or unhealthy. It seems like a simply stated sentence but very much accurate. No amount of misplaced blame is going to help any of us reach our goals. We can't put up a defensive posture because others are doing what we're not willing to do. In order to change our health and fitness, it requires owning our current health status. 

Part of owning our fitness is getting rid of the reasons and excuses so often used to not live healthily. Unfortunately, excuses have become acceptable behavior and our health is suffering the consequences. Being over fat and obese has grown to an epidemic status with over 30 percent of the American population adversely affected.

The excuse of being too busy should be null and void. We all have the same 24 hours in a day and the choice of how the time will be used. Fitting in an hour workout a few times per week isn't unreasonable and shouldn't be considered a burden. Eating healthy actually takes less time and money than dining out, but we are so hooked on fast and convenient to consider this option. The mindset about health and fitness requires re-evaluation. Don't you agree?

Nobody likes to hear, what's your excuse and it seems to ruffle feathers all over the place. Honestly, it's a question to ask yourself in front of the mirror. Forget about anyone else. Are you happy with your health and fitness? Are you owning your role in causing the problem? If not, why?

When we start accepting responsibility for our actions, stop comparing to others, and implement a fitness solution is when positive changes begin. No one but you can make the choices to move past the excuses and the feelings that keep you from getting healthy.

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