Nothing in life comes easy. You have to work hard to get ahead. Keep moving forward. Stay the course. Don't let anything hold you back.
Ok, you get the idea. What I'm trying to say here is, if you want to be healthy you have to make it a
CONSISTENT FOCUS IN YOUR LIFE.
I don't care if your path looks like this.
All of us have well worn paths that we are still on, some that didn't take us anywhere, and others that were once great paths, but not so much anymore.
Think about all nutritional plans that you have tried. Maybe some worked for a while, then didn't or the one the lasted about a day because eating kale for 6 meals a day was a little much.
You tried the diet that helped Betty Sue in HR lose 50 pounds. You lost 3.
Or the soda habit that you kicked 20 years ago. Way to go!
Exercise has changed as well. No more step aerobics or kickboxing.
Maybe you tried joining the millions of gym goers and spent an hour a day on the treadmill at 3.5 mph and a 4% incline for 5 years straight!
Just shoot me!
Crossfit was not your cup of tea. You hate getting "bulky".
Along the way, you changed as your life changed. You changed as fads changed.
The underlying concept is the consistency to keep health a priority in your life. Getting off track happens to the most healthy people. Even those that advocate health. Check out Gary Augustine Warren's story.
The more consistent the effort, the more success you'll see.
Jack Lalanne didn't eat sugar after the age of 15. What? Crazy control! And he was extremely healthy because of his dedication. His quality of life was envied by everyone.
My husband and I are healthy. We are not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but we try to limit sugar and junk. We focus on protein to maintain muscle and workout at least 3 times per week.
We get off track, get stressed, eat crap and start to feel the effects.
We reset, get focused and start over.
It's a cycle because health is always a focus.
Find what works for you. Any diet will do, as long as you can and will be consistent. Any exercise will do, as long as you can and will be consistent.
STAY THE COURSE!