How often do you hear people talk about committing to a better, healthier lifestyle? You’ve probably talked about it yourself. Or maybe you have already embraced it. As you evaluate this midlife stage you begin to see how important it is to take care of yourself and reevaluate your habits. Thanks to the internet and science becoming more sophisticated, it has become much easier to learn and incorporate healthy habits into your life. There are so many resources that can help people change the way they look, and most importantly, feel.
However: one thing you don’t often hear, is how committing to a healthier lifestyle can be dangerous. Are you ready for the scary truth?
You Could Lose Friends
Be prepared to let some friends go if you are committing to a new, healthier lifestyle. This doesn’t apply to all, but friends who don’t want to change will see your new lifestyle as threatening. They may snub you, make snide remarks, or do other things that make it clear they were never a great friend to begin with. Just remember that this isn’t about you; it’s about them and their own insecurities.
If you have to lose friends to live a longer, better quality of life, then so be it! The true friends will stick around.
You’ll Spend A Lot of Money On Healthy Food
That’s right; healthier food is more expensive than unhealthy food. That’s why people opt to buy chocolate bars over fruit, and ready meals over the ingredients to make something delicious, fresh, and filling. But you know the most dangerous thing? You’ll enjoy spending the money!
One thing most people who have made the switch will tell you, is that they developed a new love for cooking and trying exciting new ingredients. They love pairing unusual things together and seeing if they work. You’ll be dashing through the supermarket with glee as you throw artichokes, pomegranates, and fresh fish into your basket.
Who would have thought it?
You’ll Have More Energy To Do The Things You Always Wanted To Do
People always have excuses for not doing the things they want to do. Some of the biggest excuses include not having enough energy, or even not having enough time. Once you commit to a healthier lifestyle, it’s likely you’ll realize that these excuses are nothing but BS.
You’ll have so much more energy when you commit to a healthier lifestyle. You’ll swap being a couch potato in front of the soaps for wanting to do and be more. You’ll be thinking up the next exciting thing you can try, whether that’s mountain climbing, or starting your own supplement company with exciting custom flavors that can’t already be found on the market. People who change their lifestyle and develop a love of health and fitness consider starting a business at some point! It could be a huge turning point in your life. Without a good hard look at my health and well-being, I don’t think I would have even considered starting this blog.
You Might Have To Overhaul Your Wardrobe
A healthier lifestyle means living longer, watching grandchildren grow up, and not having to depend on anybody else as you age. It also means feeling more confident in your clothes. This means overhauling your wardrobe and wearing the things you’ve always wanted to wear!
So what do you think? Are you brave enough to commit to a healthier lifestyle?