“What kind of New Year will it be for you?”

“The opportunity to change is always a door that is waiting for us to open. The trick is we think its locked behind becoming something different than we already are, when really we are the unchanged waiting to acknowledge our new becoming.” -Tadayoshi Inoue

Changing your body and or your life can seem very difficult to accomplish. We often feel as though we must change who we are intrinsically in order to have the changes in our life that we want. But the truth is we are always the ones who are always standing in our own way of change. 

In my past, I have blamed others for the reasons I may have performed the way I did. Whether it be advice I took or my own reactions to others. No matter what the case is, I know that I am the one who is holding me back or pushing me forward. 

Sometimes the easiest way to let go of our past and our old ways is to accept that what is coming up next may feel a bit uncomfortable and uneasy. Acting and performing differently in my life than I usually do will always feel foreign for a time, but not forever. 

Within 21 days of starting a new habit or ritual, if you are consistent and you just do the actions then you will find that your feelings of uneasiness subsides. And what you are left with is a feeling of normalcy to the new behaviors. The trick is you have to be ok with feeling uncomfortable for about a month.

My experience working with so many wonderful athletes and clients over the last 30 years clearly has shown me that if anyone can accept discomfort in their process for this long, then it always gets comfortable and much easier to repeat. 

Look at your life and ask yourself “What is 2022 going to be like for me? What do I really want for myself in 2022?” When you figure this out then dive in and get ready to feel uncomfortable but what a difference it will make! 

I am love. I am joy. I am so very good.


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About the author
Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.