What do tampons, fitness magazines, and condoms have in common?
I don’t know if I’ve shared this before, but when I wanted to lose weight (but hadn’t yet), I wanted to read magazines like Men’s Health, but didn’t.
I felt embarrassed to even buy the magazine because I was so far away from the cover model look.
Eventually, after I’d already lost quite a bit, I started to buy magazines like Men’s Health, but even then, you’d think I was buying a Penthouse magazine, tampons, or condoms!
I would only buy it when I had a lot of other things to buy, and I’d roll it up or bury it in my cart.
I was reminded of this while having a cup of coffee the other day. Next to me was a guy in pretty good shape reading MH magazine, while there was a guy in pretty bad shape next to him; this poor guy #3 was trying to almost read the magazine from the chair next door. He wanted the info!
It made me wonder if guy #3 was basically the me of 15 years ago.
I hope not, because I might have gotten fit faster (and sooner) had I just bought the magazine and started doing something. Something.
Please don’t think you’re ‘not ready’ for a fitness program. Everyone is ready for something. No one looks at you funny for taking the initiative to begin. Read something, even if there’s a model on the cover.