There are so many examples of this in every aspect of our lives.
It blows my mind sometimes.
Get this. My dog doesn’t eat his dog food when I give him the option of prime rib. Why? Well of course he gets more immediate gratification from the tasty human food.
Dog brain is oddly similar to human brain. It must be the animal in us…
Let’s look at broccoli versus donuts.
Immediate gratification – for sure the donut. The dopamine triggered from that high glycemic indexed, highly inflammatory food choice (I say choice because I don’t believe something that is contributing to the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, heart disease etc should be in the same league as longevity-promoting, nutrient-rich real food) is unparalleled. You’re happy emotions are running high after that first bite. Much like the crackhead’s experience with their first hit of smack.
Here’s the thing. That feeling is as temporary as the satisfaction of a new instagram follower. It lasts for a few moments and then, like an addiction, you need more.
You wonder why you can’t seem to get into shape when January rolls around, yet you tend to avoid actually taking action and hiring a professional to keep you motivated and accountable.
You didn’t do anything drastic enough to incite change.
Would you try to build a house from scratch?
Your health is your foundation. It’s the only thing you have to live in your whole life.
So why the heck haven’t you hired a professional to help you take care of that?
It’s just incredible how people can go on thinking that things will magically happen for them. Without DRASTIC, IMMEDIATE and STRATEGIC action to any plan you might have, it’ll always be just that. Just a plan.
Again, thanks for stopping by.
Til Next Time,
Ps. If you want to learn more about proper programming, exercise and fitness tips and don’t wanna break the bank, join me this Sunday! I’m going to host a free educational webinar on how to get in shape and stay there —-> click here to register
Starts at 6:07 pm MST
Hope to see ya there!