Time is moving along with or without us. The question becomes: can we look at ourselves in the future and do something about it now? The answer is: of course we can! This holds true for everything in life from education to relationships and of course to fitness as well. Statistics say the average American will gain 1.5 pounds of fat per year for the rest of his or her life. Think about it. 10 years go by and you meet yourself and notice- Gee put on some weight. Wish I had taken care of that right from the beginning. Too late now...Well, another 10 years go by, and you are even more surprised that you're even heavier. You wonder why you didn't act on it 10 years earlier when you'd only gained 15 pounds!! You get the idea I'm sure. Time will tell who we meet in the future, but think about the little corrections we can make along the way to avoid those regrets that statistics say are inevitable. More importantly let's state it right here once and for all that this is why all of us who promote fitness look at it as a lifetime achievement and a healthy overall environment and not a short term fix followed by a long term failure.
Look at yourself in the mirror tonight, and promise yourself that the future YOU will not be worse off for a lack of commitment and foresight from the present YOU. The choice is up to you, but know that there are plenty of people like me willing and anxious to help you to achieve your long term fitness goals.
If on the other hand you see your reflection, are content with what you see now, and choose to proceed in a casual manner regarding your wellness and lifestyle I wish you all the best but offer a word of advice...