Your Life and Your Health Part 3

Posted on August 9th, 2010 by Mic in Female Fitness Resources

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Hi,

First an apology.  My computer decided to have a time out and so I was without internet for a few days.  Add to that the fact I had to work a few 12 hour days and things got backed up a little.

(Danny Gokey – album cover. Mr. Gokey is not endorsing anything at all on this blog.)

It seems everything is somewhat back to normal now, so let’s continue with our discussions on your life and your health.

And thanks to everyone who has been commenting on these and other posts.  I really appreciate your feedback.

This whole series started from a quote by Drayton Bird.  He said, “Good times breed bad habits. Bad times breed good habits”.

We talked about what this means and how it specifically affects the yo-yo dieting that almost everyone going on a diet does. 

But, it is more than just that.  It is also about your life and your overall health.

How often have you waited for things to get really bad before you have made a change?  Before you got so fed up with your situation that you said, “enough is enough”.

It could be the job you have.  You go to work every day and you hate it.  Sure it pays the bills, but is that all you want out of life?  A way to pay the bills. 

It could be the spouse, a family member, boss or friend you have.  If your life is being drained out of you just being around this person then what is happening to you.

Do you think staying in a bad job or a bad relationship is good for your overall health or life?

I would guess not. 

Sure it is easy to ask that question, but not so easy to get out of the situation. 

But, let’s be a little selfish for a few minutes.  If you are at a low point, then dare to dream of what the high point would be. 

When you can visualize that high point then you have two options.

One is to just leave.  That is a drastic change.  And it is one, that most people will not make.  Besides you don’t really know if things will really be better by leaving.

Your other option is to effect changes.  I think this way works best, if – and it is a big if – you go about it the right way.

You already know that I believe that a gradual change in a diet is what works.  Your body likes to maintain homeostasis or the “smae old, same old”. 

Drastic changes in a diet leads every part of your body, mind and spirit to rebel and makes it almost impossible to stay on the diet.

But, small gradual changes do work.  Do something so small that you don’t even notice it.  It doesn’t matter if it is just to eat one less french fry for lunch.  It is a step.

A necessary step.  Without it, nothing happens. 

But, it is just the first step and while the old saying is, “The first step is the hardest”, I don’t believe it.

The first step is actually the easiest.  It is the second, the third, the 215th steps that are the hardest. 

Why is that?  Stay tuned as we continue your life and your health.

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