Are You Choosing Wisely?
February 12, 2014 / Featured Posts / Source: Health & Fitness
As I was getting ready to start typing my thoughts on this quote, the first thing I was going to type was..."The longer I live...." Well, as I was starting with that thought I realized that another famous quote by Charles Swindoll began the very same way. So, if you have never read his ATTITUDE quote, I would highly recommend it because he talks about the choices that we make every day and how they affect our attitude...and that life is only 10% of what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.
So, as I was going to say, I have realized through the years that life is largely dependent on the choices that we make...and yes, sometimes we can't control certain things from happening to us, but there are many things that would play out differently in our lives if we had made better choices from the start. For instance, I have a family history of heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes...as well as many other things, but I am not going to let that dictate my future. Instead, I am going to do everything within my power to prevent it from happening to me because many of these diseases/illnesses are controllable.
Unfortunately, many people wait so long to make certain changes with their health that they find it difficult to make the switch to a healthier lifestyle...and many never make the change. Therefore, my encouragement to you is to start by gradually introducing healthier options/choices into your life (e.g., start walking 10 minutes a day, drink more water, switch from white bread to whole wheat). Small changes can add up over time and one day you will have made a complete transition to a healthier lifestyle. So, if you find that you are not where you want to be, then make the choice to change.
Lastly, know that you are not alone and that their are many who would gladly join you on your journey to a healthier you...including me. So, if you are looking for additional support and motivation let me know and I will walk along with you. Believe that YOU are worth it!