Monday, November 06, 2006
Those Monday morning blues!
As a kid, growing up on a farm in the Midwest, every week my Dad would tell us that he was going to start his eating and exercise program come Monday morning. As you can imagine, Monday would roll around and Dad would inevitably postpone it until the following Monday. Well, it's 25 years later and Dad still hasn't started that program yet! Like most of us though, he does have good intentions. Mondays can be difficult. You've had the weekend to relax and indulge and now it's time to get back to the ole grindstone. How do we keep that promise that we've made to ourselves on Friday to take control or our eating and exercise on Monday? Many times, just like Dad, we only half-way commit. We know in the back of our mind that we're not seriously ready to make the change. Change only comes with commitment. You've got to take a good long look in the mirror and decide that you are 100% ready to make that change. Next, you've got to set goals and develop a plan of action. You can do this. Yes, it will take hard work and dedication. The things that we value most in life are the things that we've had to work the hardest for. It is well worth it. Physical fitness is the closest thing that we have to a "Fountain of Youth." Here are couple of examples of people that have drank of the fountain their entire lives, Jack Lalanne, http://www.jacklalanne.com/biograph.html and Helen Klein, http://www.leadingladiesmarathon.com/pdf/Helen-Klein-MB.pdf . I hope that these incredible stories of everlasting youth will help to motivate you on this Monday morning. Drink up!