Embrace the struggle...

Embrace the struggle…

Sadly, there is no short cut to fitness, no short cut to washboard abs, no short cut to a nutritious diet and no short cut to living a healthy lifestyle.  It takes work, hard work to accomplish all of this.  It takes time, dedication, perseverance and the indomitable will to keep going when you fail.  It’s a constant battle that never ends because when you finally lose 10 pounds or 100 guess what, you’re just getting started.  Anyone can lose weight, anyone can build muscle; it’s only the strong minded who keep it off.  Maintenance is the hardest part of staying fit, living healthy and eating well.  It’s a constant struggle but with the time, practice and appreciation for changing your life, it’ll eventually become routine.  It will be an expectation that you must possess to surpass life’s challenges.  You have to embrace the struggle; once you do then you’ve got it.  You know life is hard, you know it can throw you a curve ball and at times you will fall down.  Well, the only way to succeed at living a healthier and fit life is not to roll with the punches but to punch back! Nothing will hit harder than life, fight back, move forward and just when you think you moved far, move even farther.  Don’t accept the struggle and let it beat you down, instead embrace the struggle and move forward.

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one” ~ Bruce Lee