Evolution; of which you are a part, seeks to change a simple entity into a more complex better adapted being with perfection as its blueprint. We are all blessed with life. We all have a genetic make-up unique to ourselves alone; it is our body, our mind, and our drive that inevitably makes us what we are. What power we have over our bodies is limited only by our effort with which we care for it. We are the prison, the jailer, the prisoner, and the key to our potential all at the same time. The ability to break out of that prison, to break out of your current body is within your control; and you can start now. Imagine reaching your full genetic potential; imagine perfection (however you might define it), and then strive to attain it.
There are 365 days in a year with 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes an hour, and 60 seconds a minute. A decision to act positively or negative happens in milliseconds. Someone offers you a chocolate; yes or no. Do I go to the gym; yes or no? Do I want to strive for perfection; yes or no? The numbers that quantify our timescales are dwarfed in comparison to the accumulation of decisions that are made every day. EVERYthing you do impacts the person you are, and body that you have. Use time as your weapon and do not see it as the infinity it is, break it down into manageable chunks. For one second I will not eat unhealthy, for one minute, for one hour, for one day, week, month, and year.
The addict on a path to recovery is one of the most arduous examples of self-discipline. Can you identify your own addiction? Is it to the food you love, but shouldn’t eat? Realize you have time to exercise, but choose to watch TV instead? Can you break the addictions you have to a sedentary lifestyle and move towards an active one? You can do it the same way all recovering addicts do; take it one day at a time.
Your body wants to do the same thing it did yesterday, it is built on the crux of cyclical habit building. Eat fast food every day, and your body will crave it. Go vegan, and after time you will crave vegetables and fruits. Exercise every day and your body will yearn to exercise. Don’t let bad habits become what your body desires. Be the maker of your perfect body by designing new good habits and expunging the bad ones from your routine.