Personal Training, Fitness and Nutrition Motivation

Monday, August 14, 2017

We Control What Our Body Looks Like

The truth about health and fitness is we either want it or we don’t. Let’s face it, many of us come up with reasons not to exercise or eat healthy. We even sound pretty convincing. Unfortunately, all the reasons in the world eventually catch up to us in the form of illness or injury.

What we fail to realize is how much our lifestyle impacts our health.The food we eat, how we move and rest our body is truly our medicine. Many of us continue to walk around in an unhealthy body and come to accept this existence. We are missing out on how good we're supposed to feel and look. Our body reflects our lifestyle. True story.

I want to believe all of us have a strong desire to be healthy people. Working in the health and fitness industry, I certainly hear this loud and clear. We talk about wanting to feel and look better, but what continues to be lacking is the action required to make this happen. More often than not, healthy living isn't a priority.

Living a life of excuses will not change our health or appearance. It only guarantees us not to feel our best most often accompanied by unhappiness. Change takes changing our daily habits. The body we have is controlled by what we do. I'm sure we can all agree on that statement. Let me clarify my reference is to the general population who have the ability to get healthy. Some medical conditions and illness are out of our control, but I have seen those who struggle to live the healthiest lives. Another true story.

Our first step to change our body for the better is owning our current lifestyle. This includes admitting we are making excuses not to eat healthy, exercise, sleep more, reduce stress and the list goes on. It's important to understand why health is not a priority.

Admitting our part in creating an unhealthy body can piss us off and it should. It's in that frustrated moment we can really be honest about our life and body. That proverbial slap in the face is often the beginning of getting serious about a healthy lifestyle becoming our medicine. Think about these things:

Being healthy and having a fit body is achievable for all of us and should be our lifetime goal. Dependence on prescribed drugs for self-imposed health conditions continues to increase and becoming an epidemic problem. Let me clarify certain medications are required for a small percentage of the populous but not for the general population who can get healthy. Many cholesterol lowering and blood pressure medications can be discontinued when weight is lost and body composition improved.

The problem is accommodating an unhealthy lifestyle justifying it with reasons that really can't be validated. A healthy lifestyle is not an occasional event and requires full-time effort. Life is the event we need to be fit for and we only get one chance to do it right.

The bottom line is results can and will happen, but the choice is up to you.

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Be well and Stay Healthy


  1. Great post! Love your blog.

    Here is my latest healthy post!

  2. thanks Maggie and I look forward to checking out your recipe share :) Stay Healthy!

  3. Wonderful post. I agree with you and I think for achieving positives results, just training programs and workouts are not enough. We need to be dedicated and motivated towards our goal to attain them easily. Thanks for sharing this post.

  4. I always get motivated by your post Darla. Following you since you were 48yrs I think!.. And I am 48 now. My exercises are in order in my life. But very much struggle to eat right/healthy food!.. Very frustrating. This is I really need for motivation now days. Thanks Darla.

    1. Hi Jocelyn Mongunjin and thanks for your kind words. I enjoy candid shares and you are not alone in your struggle. Eating right is the most difficult part for many individuals working to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Take it one day at a time and make healthy choices for that day not looking too far ahead. It's what we do daily that creates the largest impact. Keep reading, stay motivated, and know can do it! Be well and Stay Healthy

  5. I was the anonymous. Sorry about that !

  6. I've read all your blogs for the past year. I am 50 yrs old and have struggled with an eating disorder for several years. I love your body positivity at any age!

    1. Hi Kristine,
      Thanks for reading and sorry to hear about this struggle. May each day bring healing and a healthy mindset physically and mentally. Be well and Stay Healthy.


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