If you SHOULD, and you COULD, but you DON'T = Formula for disaster.
This is one of my favorite quotes from Jim Rohn as he explains his philosophy and fundamentals of life. Each person's philosophy is the major factor in how their life works out. This comes from personal experience and other people's experiences and what you have learned from these experiences; a collection of all that you know. I learned early on from certain family members what I didn't want my life to be like.
I love my mom with every ounce of my being and admired her more than anyone, but from her experiences I didn't and still don't want my life to be like hers was. The choices she made, especially in regard to eating habits, was definitely a Formula for disaster. She did have good intentions and as I went through her papers, she had a lot of newspaper clippings on certain vitamins and foods to improve health and memory. She did do pretty well at the gym with me or her friend Mary. She was very active and if she wasn't moving stuff around in the garage to find something, she was cleaning up the yard or playing with Sophie. She was a very strong woman. Her intentions of eating right were always surrounded by, "I'll start Monday, I'll do that when THIS project is done, I'll but healthier foods when all this other stuff is gone,etc." Making that change was never something she could do for the long term.She never made herself a priority.
I recently had a conversation with someone about their intentions after they started working out. The response was "probably back to what I was doing before." - which was not much. It made me a little sad that this person didn't make themselves a priority in their own life and it reminded me of mom.
One of my other clients really enjoyed this post I had written at the gym:
IF YOU WILL CHANGE, EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE FOR YOU.
IF YOU DON'T CHANGE, NOTHING WILL CHANGE FOR YOU.-Jim Rohn
This is a great article from Dr. John Berardi and how we pause to start our health and fitness journey. I highly recommend reading it.
Don't forget this is Bring a Friend Week!
Next Wednesday is our second Workshop and in honor of Heart Health month for February, we will be discussing nutrition, exercises other ways to help keep your heart healthy. It's absolutely free and we encourage you to bring those close to your heart.