Is it a statement of fact or fiction in our lives – does it speak to how we are, or how we are seen?
I’ve historically been opposite of ‘pursuer of good health’ in terms of diet, exercise and sleep my entire adult life. Lately I’ve become borderline-obsessed.
And I know I’m just starting on a road to a better life – and when I see toned athletes at my gym, or just walking down any street, seeing people who look ‘the picture of health’ (easy to pick out – there are so few of them) I feel like I’m one of them now.
I bought new pants yesterday, my first of what will soon be many purchases to replace fat-guy clothes.
Some might observe I was overdue for updating my wardrobe anyway, but there was ‘a sign’ – even with my belt tightened to its very last hole, those pants still wanted to fall off.
Time to replace. That’s the kind of down-sizing I like …
Seriously, when would I have reached that point of ‘real action’ if I wasn’t poked, prodded or pushed?
For most of us it is too easy to resist, avoid and deflect – because partial efforts or even ‘just talking about partial efforts’ seems to be socially acceptable. But who are we kidding when we do that?
I have some supportive friends who have encouraged me.
But who pushed me, poked me and prodded me? That was George. Now George needs some poking and prodding too – he’s become a backslider, needs some encouragement from all those he has encouraged; it’s time for payback. C’mon George, let’s go!
Mark – Really like your thinking on this. It has been consistent with your thinking of late and it resonates with me. Kind of like keeping your eye on the back of the ball before you make a golf stroke… Focus, imagine and execute. It sounds so easy, but on the golf course as in life it is so much harder to do. Like the Beach Boys would sing – find the Good Vibrations! Enjoy your weekend, MK, Calgary, AB
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