People who want to get in better shape talk frequently about getting healthier, losing weight, and starting to exercising more.
However, more often than not, they get stuck planning to get healthier rather than executing it.
There are a lot of reasons why today may not be the best day for you to start exercising. However, it's the people that stop waiting for the perfect moment to start that will ultimately succeed with their health.
This type of mentality isn’t uncommon. People who want to get in shape are constantly waiting for the conditions to be perfect. For the stars to align and the motivation to kick them in the butt and drive them forward.
It’s totally understandable. It’s hard starting something new, let alone trying to change your habits and body all in one go of it. Perfect conditions would be ideal.
But, this mentality isn’t going to work because the perfect moment won’t ever come. It’s a fantasy. A hoax. Things are NEVER going to be perfect when you’re getting started.
So what’s the best time to start working out?
Right this second.
The conditions will never be perfect.
It’s going to be difficult whether you start now or Monday morning. You’ll sweat just as much, feel just as sore, and struggle just the same.
The only difference between starting now and Monday morning is that you’ll feel better and more confident come Monday if you started today.
So, if you’ve been waiting for the perfect moment, the perfect motivation, or the perfect situation:
The perfect moment is not coming. The best time to start is now. Don’t wait until tonight, Monday morning, or when the motivation strikes. Start now.