Everyone wants a body and life they love.
I don’t think there are many people who would say, “no, I don’t want that.”
The problem is that there’s a big gap between where people are at and where they want to be.
Maybe this is true for you.
Here’s what people see when they look at that gap: time, effort, sacrifice, etc.
While those things exist in the gap to varying degrees, they’re not actually what scare people away from action.
Look at most people…they’re willing to spend time on certain things, willing to put forth effort, and willing to sacrifice in many other areas of their life.
It’s what lies beneath those things that makes people freeze.
What lies beneath? What really fills the gap?
Shame, guilt, regret, and fear.
Shame from the current status of your body and health.
Guilt in admitting that you were the one steering and pressing the gas instead of the brakes.
Regret in feeling that so much time and opportunity and quality of life was wasted.
And finally, fear that you’ve done too much damage and that you’re “too far gone.”
That stuff is often too painful to admit or focus on, which forces most people to double down on the “time, effort, sacrifice” excuses.
Understanding this reality and having personal experience with it is why I’m not surprised that so many men and women struggle to “get back on the horse” and recommit to their body and health.
I’ll say two things about this…
1. The antidote to shame, guilt, regret, and fear is grace. The minute you begin to extend yourself grace, which is probably something you haven’t been afforded much of in this culture (or extended to yourself enough), is the minute the shame, guilt, regret, and fear will start to dissipate.
2. When you follow a practical, sustainable, non-dogmatic approach (like Total Body Reboot), the time, effort, and sacrifice required is dramatically reduced.
Telling yourself you can’t be helped or that you can’t have a body and life you love is all mindset noise. Some of our most successful clients are the ones who said, “I don’t think I can be helped” when they first enrolled.
I’m not asking you to focus on all that painful stuff I mentioned earlier. I’m asking you one simple question: can you extend yourself enough grace to get started?