Have you ever desired to “cheat” your way to better health by taking a fitness shortcut, following a famous fad diet, using a pill or other supplement to establish a new bench press record, or any other methods like that? In life, we want to get the results we wish, quickly. We can feel that way about our marriage, health, parenting, weight loss, workouts, etc. But these shortcuts may harm your health in the long run.
You need to take care of yourself. It would be best to consider many things before using shortcuts like its sustainability, effectiveness, and maintenance for the long run. For example, you need to think of the long-term effects of the keto diet, daily intake of protein shakes, excessive use of social media, or bad habits, like cigarette smoking.
Instead of thinking of the fastest and easiest ways that could inevitably negatively affect your health, you can try doing things that will benefit you. For example, instead of scrolling on social media, you can read a book for 10 minutes per night, as this will help you relieve stress and give your brain a break from the blue light projected by devices. Learning new habits like baking or dancing can also add significance to your life.
Keep in mind that your weight-loss and fitness program aims to get your body in better form so you may live a longer, healthier life. There are no quick fixes for shedding weight or becoming in shape. You must exercise and eat healthily daily, even though the effects may take time to appear. You didn’t gain the weight overnight, you won’t lose it overnight either! Give yourself some grace.
There are numerous keys to success, including opening our minds to it, persevering, being among people who think as we do, and having someone on our side whose sole goal is to see us achieve our maximum potential. Eliminate the shortcuts to succeed in your life. Be even more determined to think that success in everything you choose to do is yours because you’ve opted to put in the effort because you are well worth it!