We either want the solution incredibly easy, in a pill or juice form, or we want the solution to be so incredibly difficult, that we are doomed to fail. And when we do fail, we can go back to the couch and tell ourselves - "this is just how I was made, but at least I tried". I know, I've been there. Some are holding off on getting started because they believe that the easy solution is right around the corner.
Don't fall into that trap. You know that the fad diets don't work. They never have and they never will. And thankfully they don't, because if they did, many of us would have probably gone down that route, and in the process, lost all the benefits we gained from the life-long approach to health, fitness, and longevity.
The benefits of taking the long-term approach are that you will be stronger, fitter, healthier, and "younger" as you progress down that trail we call aging. You will start to feel like you are getting the best of both worlds. You get the knowledge and experience that come from the increasing years that are behind you, while enjoying the life and adventure you thought was only for the "young".
Don't forfeit this opportunity! Decide to make the change today. Go do something, anything that gets your heart beating a little, or a lot, faster. Do something that might make you a little stronger today than you were yesterday (like a push up - yeah one). Do anything today that will make your life more adventurous than it was yesterday. But just do something!
So, today - Decide that the answer is not an all-or-nothing solution. There is a middle ground that will work when applied. It isn't going to be easy, but it doesn't have to be insanely difficult either. Make a small change today that you can commit to for the rest of your life. When you are comfortable with the results, make another change. It's really that simple. Then commit to making these small, incremental changes for the rest of your life!
Then tell the world! Find someone to join you. Anyone. But if you can't find anyone (don't sit and wait for your friends to join you - that's excuse #8), then get out and do it alone. Or find a group of people that share your new attitude. Or create your own, like I did.
Now get out and get going!