Wednesday, September 25, 2013
I'm a avid sports fan. It doesn't matter the sport, I'll enjoy watching. I used to be one of those people who'd yell at the TV, criticize the decisions a coach or a player made and generally act smug and haughty. One afternoon I was watching a major league baseball game and it dawned on me that there are slightly over 1,200 people in the entire world who have the privilege of playing major league baseball. That's a small percentage of the worlds population.
I felt a bit small. Easy for me to criticize.
Now, I know what you might say about athletes salaries and behavior and in many respects I'd have to agree with you, but that's not the point of this blog.
Here's my point: ('Bout time John!!!)
You and I are part of an amazing family known as Spark People. Every single day we get out of bed and ***Insert you favorite sports metaphor here*** There are thousands of people who "give this a try," and for whatever reason they give up.
I'm not being critical, I'm just saying, here you are, peaks and valleys, success and failures, all the ins and out of being a healthy person and you, yes you are one of a small minority who is working hard.
Just like that handful of athletes fortunate enough to get paid for what I'd do for free, you and I are dedicated, committed and passionate about our health.
Dont ever let anyone ever tell you otherwise or criticize you for it.