There’s a difference between saying you’re going to get healthier and actually getting healthier. Which side are you on?
Do you have plans to start a walking or running routine? Does P90X sound like a formidable challenge? Are you going to go biking for 40+ miles this weekend?
Are you talking about what you’re going to do? Or are you actually doing it?
If you’re really honest with yourself and you’re really just saying you’re going to do these things, then frankly you’re just a liar. Call it what it is. I’m no psychologist, but if you’re lying to yourself about that, where does it stop?
There’s a lot of people who don’t have to say, “I’m going to start that exercise routine next week.” They’re already doing it! “I’m going to go get that bike tuned up and go out for 30 miles this weekend.” Their bike is already primed for the season, everything is ready to go.
Those that say they want to be fit and in shape but aren’t committing to any exercise program are only kidding themselves. Believe me, they’re not kidding any of the rest of us. Am I talking to you? Or are you actually doing the work?
It comes down to an honesty issue: are you gong to lie to yourself or are you going to commit and move to action? Are you willing to do the work and talk about what you’re doing or are you going to settle for talking about your plans for starting that workout next week?
Is your health a work in progress or are you just talking about it?