For What We Could Be

For What We Could Be

by Genesis Coaches

by June Alison Yen

Is it really a horror and torture to eat healthy?

“The important thing is this: To be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” – Charles Dubois

As I stick my fork into my usual Tupperware of my (already cold) pan-grilled meats and florets of broccoli, I would often get comments such as, “Wow! I can’t see myself eating that. Why torture yourself like that?”

Well, they don’t understand that I enjoy the food I’m eating, and I love this healthy way of eating! Having a mindset of going through a “diet” to get to the body of your dreams will not work for the long term.

Here at Genesis Gym, our bootcamp and personal training clients are encouraged to adopt a Paleo way of eating, and pretty often, I get new clients asking me when this “diet” will be over.

If having a healthy, strong and lean body is important to you, you have to make it a lifestyle and a lifelong commitment. Learning to love and appreciate the “healthy” food on your table will make the transition from the bad to healthy eating easier.

It is the same for training. As the going gets tough, I see people quit. The people who see success are always the ones who turn up, even after their initial enthusiasm dies off and the rigors of training takes over. Those who persevere will eventually see results of their labor.

As my fitness figure contest draws nearer and the preparation gets tougher, there are many times when thoughts of quitting flooded my mind – especially when the body is perpetually sore and finally the Tupperwares of cold food doesn’t seem so appealing anymore.

However, I would always remind myself, never to sacrifice what I want most, for what I want for the moment.

If you love yourself, and think your health is important, then give it your best, push through, turn up and do what you have to do. There is only so much the Coaches at Genesis Gym can motivate you, but the rest, must come from you. And that’s when the magic happens.

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