This is day 14 of the first edition of the book 2 Weeks to Health, a 2-week course designed to kick start a healthier life. The expanded and reworked second edition is set to be released in the summer of 2018.
“The body is a mirror of how we live our lives.” – Lisa Rankin, MD
The road to health is not a sprint. It is not a secret diet nor a special workout, it is a marathon. You need to plan on this lasting the rest of your life, because as soon as you stop caring about your health, your health will degrade. That is why it is important to make everything you have learned in this two week course a lifestyle.
That means you will need to sacrifice some of your sedentary hobbies, like watching hours of TV per day, and adopt challenging habits, like maybe waking up before the sun rises to sneak in a run. When you go to the gym you will often see the same healthy people there every time you go, and you will soon learn that they are healthy because they are always there. Those people make working out and eating healthy a hobby and a part of their existence, it’s just who they are, and the best part is they enjoy doing it. If you keep up your momentum and stay mentally strong, soon you will realize that everything you are doing no longer becomes a temporary fix to improve your heath, but a permanent change that helps define who you are. Health isn’t just a byproduct of exercising, it is a lifestyle that millions of people have decided to adopt.
As you continue your path to better health, periodically ask yourself “is my diet and exercise program working for me.” If not, then revisit the foods you are eating and your exercise routine. Try new foods and workouts until you find something that you enjoy and gives you the results you are looking for.
I have a secret for you, there is no secret to living a healthier life. If you follow what this course suggests, take it to heart, and start applying it to your life, then you will be on a path to a healthier life. But, your learning isn’t over. Always seek new knowledge for how to live healthier, especially healthy recipes because we all love food. All I want from you now is to keep setting goals and reaching them, continually creating a healthier version of yourself.