CAN YOU IMAGINE waking up in the morning after a great night’s sleep and not having an ache or a pain?
CAN YOU IMAGINE actually wanting to jump out of bed and start your day?
CAN YOU IMAGINE feeling so good you can say you haven’t been healthier in your entire life?
CAN YOU IMAGINE looking in the mirror and feeling proud of the way you look?
CAN YOU IMAGINE looking forward to your daily exercise routine and knowing you will feel even better afterward?
Well, I’ve seen a lot in my lifetime and I know for sure that the imagination I describe can truly be yours. The problem is that most people cannot and will not commit themselves to the type of work it takes to accomplish the results. It’s never easy and I’ve heard every excuse imaginable. What I find equally interesting is when people try telling me how to manage their fitness and nutritional plans! It’s something similar to telling the doctor how to do a liver transplant! I also hear the classic excuse, “I really can’t afford the program”. OR, “now that I’ve lost 30 pounds I don’t need to continue”. If you were told by your physician that you would live only 6 more months unless you stopped smoking immediately, what would you do? If they told you your kidneys were failing and you would have to go thru dialysis treatment every week for the rest of your life, I’m sure you would pay any price. Why is it so different with exercise and nutrition programs? I find it fascinating when people ignore the most important aspect of their health and well-being and wait until they get bad news from their doctors to take life changing actions. Time and time again, I have clients who tell me they feel better than they ever have and that they are totally committed to continuing the regimen I have set for them. Why not be proactive rather than reactive. It just may be too late if you ignore the things you need to do now. BUT, it is never too late to start a program that is virtually guaranteed to make you feel healthier. Let’s not forget what effect changing your appearance can have on your psyche! A lot. When you look slim and trim, you act better, you work better, you feel better, you sleep better, you just plain have a better life. Yes, I love helping people change their lives, but I don’t want to be part of start and stop programs that are destined to fail. I don’t believe in diets, but I do believe in self-responsibility for your health. I want people to understand completely what it means to set a goal and work towards its achievement. One can never be too busy to take care of the body God gave them and merely say, “I’ll get to it when I have the time”. Remember the dialysis machine! Find the time to avoid serious problems later in life. I’m here to help. Now that I’ve given you this lecture I’m going to continue with the one from a few issues ago.
Most people have good intentions when it comes to fulfilling expectations, but we are only human and fall short a lot of the time. How many of us have said, “I’ll send you that or I’ll meet you there at 7:30 or I just got too busy or I don’t have the time to exercise”? We all have. The problem is most of us don’t think of how it affects others or how they perceive us when we fail to follow-through on our commitments – no matter how small. Here is a quote from an anonymous source that says it all.
Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions, and It is the actions which speak louder than the words. It is making time when there is none. Coming through time after time, year after year after year. Commitment is the stuff of which character is made. It is the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism. Always From the Heart, Maggie