We are bombarded with news, facts and statistics about our health damaging lifestyle in every January, just to make us feel guilty.
I do not think this is right.
Let me just explain this.
January is a basically a quiet month, no celebration, no holiday, no fun. So there is an artificially induced excitement about a healthy lifestyle. We are told that this is the best time for a radical lifestyle change. We are bombarded with health and lifestyle related statistics just to feel uncomfortable. Is it really matter for you where are we as a nation on the obesity rank? Does it really matter to you what statistics says? Does this average data mean anything to you? No.
You are not average. You are special.
Your challenges, your dreams, your, goals, your circumstances are all very special.
Only you know what is between you and your healthier life. If this a gym membership then go for it. But I doubt that a gym membership only would resolve the problem. Do you know that 60% of gym memberships bought in January not used? This is because people go after marketing and not their heart. Just because you forked out money for a membership card or an expensive exercise equipment you will not stay motivated to use it in the future. There is needed something else.
You have to have a very strong reason to change.
Media created guilt is not enough. They will stop preaching anyway around end January when they can find better headlines.
I would not dissuade anybody from starting a healthy lifestyle now. But I would suggest you to be conscious and plan ahead. So the most important messages from me: