I hear it all the time......in fact I say it a lot too!
"I will start that next week/on Monday/ from next month!"
Well I used to. This year something changed for me when I decided to stop putting things off. Especially the things I really wanted, the ones that mattered to me most.
I sometimes want to scream at friends when they tell me all about the life changing plans they have for "next week/month/year".......WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!!!!
Even worse is when I hear "It is too late for me to start_______" NO!!!
It is never too late, too early or even the right time to make a change. Now is the perfect time, always.
I am sure a lot of you have seen the video of the amazing 104 year old does yoga, and only started 30 years ago when she would have been 74! She is one of my hero's xx
Imagine how many people would have thought she was TOO OLD to start? Her own children probably shook their heads and her friends must have thought she was nuts!!
She herself probably thought it would be too much. But she did it and it changed her life!
I know that change is hard, and scary, and sometimes we are so afraid that putting it off seems like the only realistic option. I have been so afraid to make changes at times that being unhappy seemed like a better choice. Really and truly being stuck was easier than changing and failing. This is my big fear....Failure.
Which of us hasn't made a monumental mess of something at sometime!
And does waiting make it any less scary? No.
Does putting it off mean you are any more likely to succeed? I doubt it.
Does starting Monday make it easier to stick to? Not at all.
You could make one simple change today, that could change your life completely by tomorrow!!
Whether you have 2 stone to loose, want to get fit, tone up or improve your diet you have as good a chance of succeeding by starting today as you have by waiting.
If you are sitting at home thinking it is too close to Christmas to reach "that" goal, you are not being 100% honest with yourself.
You might not loose all 2 stone (in fact I would be worried if you did!) but wouldn't it feel better to be a little closer than you are right now?
There might not be enough time to get into that dress for the Christmas party, but you wont know if you don't try! And by trying you have achieved more than you will if you wait.
You just have to take hold of the opportunity when it presents itself, give your best and believe great things will happen!
Apply the same thinking to life ladies and gents...........
Don't wait, just do.
The timing will never be perfect, but now is always the best time to start!!
Jessica Keniston is a mother of 4, former dancer and lover of fitness who has turned her passion into a career. Read favourite tips, recipes and workout advice here, and sympathise with the daily motherhood struggles!