Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Well dangit. I thought clicking the link would maybe automatically quote it in the journal to talk about. (This was the first time I ever actually felt inspired to write about the topic.)
Well to sum it up for those of you who don't get that Spark email it was about doing things the "hard way". I think that this is really true. I mean sometimes things come easily to us, but we should remember not to take those things for granted and continue to put work into them if they are important to us. Like it's easy for me to play instruments, but if I don't practice I could always improve. I am not reaching my potential if I don't put some hard work into it, even if it's something that comes easily.
If it's something that does NOT come easily. Like for many of us on SparkPeople, LOSING WEIGHT and BEING HEALTHY... do NOT TRY THE "EASY WAY". Diet pills or starvation are so-called shortcuts to weight loss but they do not benefit you in the long run. They are not good for your body. It may be hard to change your lifestyle and eat healthy, and build a habit of healthy excercise, but it is WORTH THE EFFORT. I know there's a saying that anything of worth is gained through effort and hard work. Making your body as healthy as it can be requires time and attention. Even just barely getting healthy, if you are currently very unhealthy, takes a lot of time and attention.
I just found that this thought really rang true with me and it really applies to every arena, but now that I am actually working on my health, I find it is VERY true in that aspect. The path I'm taking may be the LONG way or the HARD way, but I think it's the RIGHT way, the only way to get to my true destination of becoming healthy.