CAN YOU IMAGINEÂ waking up in the morning after a greatÂ night’s sleep and not having an ache or a pain?
CAN YOU IMAGINEÂ actually wanting to jump out of bed andÂ start your day?
CAN YOU IMAGINEÂ feeling so good you can say you haven’tÂ been healthier in your entire life?
CAN YOU IMAGINEÂ looking in the mirror and feeling proudÂ of the way you look?
CAN YOU IMAGINEÂ looking forward to your daily exerciseÂ 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 IÂ describe can truly be yours. The problem is that most people cannot and will notÂ commit themselves to the type of work it takes to accomplish the results. It’s neverÂ easy and I’ve heard every excuse imaginable. What I find equally interesting is whenÂ people try telling me how to manage their fitness and nutritional plans! It’s somethingÂ similar to telling the doctor how to do a liver transplant! I also hear the classic excuse “˜”¦Â I really can’t afford the program”¦’. OR, “˜”¦now that I’ve lost 30 pounds I don’t need toÂ continue”¦’. If you were told by your physician that you would live only 6 more monthsÂ unless you stopped smoking immediately, what would you do? If they told you your kidneysÂ were failing and you would have to go thru dialysis treatment every week for the rest ofÂ your life, I’m sure you would pay any price. Why is it so different with exercise and nutritionÂ programs? I find it fascinating when people ignore the most important aspect of their healthÂ and well-being and wait until they get bad news from their doctors to take life changingÂ actions. Time and time again, I have clients who tell me they feel better than they everÂ have and that they are totally committed to continuing the regimen I have set for them. WhyÂ not be proactive rather than reactive. It just may be too late if you ignore the things youÂ need to do now. BUT, it is never too late to start a program that is virtually guaranteed toÂ make you feel healthier. Let’s not forget what effect changing your appearance can haveÂ on your psyche! A lot. When you look slim and trim, you act better, you work better, youÂ feel better, you sleep better, you just plain have a better life. Yes, I love helping peopleÂ change their lives, but I don’t want to be part of start and stop programs that are destinedÂ to fail. I don’t believe in diets, but I do believe in doing the right things for your health. IÂ want people to understand completely what it means to set a goal and work towards it’sÂ achievement. One can never be too busy to take care of the body God gave them andÂ merely say, “I’ll get to it when I have the time’. Remember the dialysis machine! Find theÂ time to avoid serious problems later in life. I’m here to help. Now that I’ve given you thisÂ 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 humanÂ and fall short a lot of the time. How many of us have said, “I’ll send you that”¦’or I’ll meet you thereÂ at 7:30 or I just got too busy or I don’t have the time to exercise”¦”? We all have. The problem isÂ 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 sourceÂ that says it all.
Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.Â It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions, andÂ It is the actions which speak louder than the words.Â It is making time when there is none.Â Coming through time after time, year after year after year.Â Commitment is the stuff of which character is made.Â It is the power to change the face of things.Â It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.