Burn the boats…. but don’t go overboard

Burn the boats. Have you ever heard that before? If you haven’t then you need to keep those 3 words in the forefront of your mind. If you want to get in shape and get fit then you need to BURN THE BOATS.

In other words there is no going back. You are here in the fit life and you will need to make due. You can’t go back to the way you were before. Think about being stuck on an island that you arrived on via boat. If the boats are still there then you can leave at any time. If you burn the boats there is no way off the island. You will need to learn how to survive and you will need to learn quickly.

Burn the boats and you are committed. 

If you want to live the fit life then you need to burn the boats, metaphorically speaking. You MUST learn to get by and thrive as someone who values fitness and health. The old ways are gone. There is no way back to where you came from. The boats are in ashes.

Don’t go overboard. What does that mean?

It means that when you make lifestyle changes you don’t need to become a nut job. We all know THAT person. One day she is drinking a Coke and the next she is buying everything organic at the store and lecturing you on how to eat. Committing to a healthy lifestyle is about committing to the process long term and yes you need to burn the boats. You can’t go back but it doesn’t mean you become obsessed. This will lead to failure.

Don’t go overboard. Don’t go crazy. Don’t try to do too much too soon. Don’t be THAT PERSON.

So, there you have two secrets to success in a short blog post.

Why the water sports reference? I don’t know. It just makes sense.

Your tips for the day:

#1: Burn the boats. Commit to your new healthy lifestyle.,

#2: Don’t go overboard. Enjoy the process. Empower yourself. Learn to live the lifestyle and don’t let the lifestyle overtake you and cause problems. This can happen. Don’t let it.

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