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The Healthy Lifestyle Path

The Start of the Journey

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Picture yourself trying to travel from Texas to Maine as quickly as possible. Now imagine taking a turn towards California. You’re way off course, right? It’s very similar when you realize you want to start taking the healthy lifestyle path. Discovering that healthy lifestyle path quickly is difficult if you took turns early in life that led you away.

The great part is, no matter how far you’ve veered from the healthy lifestyle path, once you start moving towards it, you are moving forward! Often times, we want a do-over. If you find yourself west of Texas, unfortunately you still need to make up that ground.

Besides, there are probably reasons you strayed away from the healthy path that you need to resolve. Going down a path is a continuous journey, one that involves learning at each step of the way. We need those habits to help us along the way. Otherwise, we could just jump in a plane and fly to Maine in no time. Without those habits, we don’t know how to survive in Maine!

Working hard and getting to the “start” of the healthy lifestyle path might not produce the results that initially inspired you. Instead, it will produce results far more important – principles that will help you achieve anything you set your mind to and you are willing to work hard towards!

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Joe, an exercise enthusiast, is a certified physical fitness instructor and high school soccer coach.

Member Comments

  • Great reminder for those of us who get off the beaten path every now and then.
    Thanks! - 5/7/2011 6:26:58 PM
    I keep falling off the path; thanks for the inspiration to get out of the foliage and back on track. I'm saving this one for every time I need a reminder. - 4/26/2011 2:56:51 PM
  • Great article - 11/23/2009 1:55:33 PM
  • This was a great article and so true about finding which path is better for us... not just with weight loss but everything in our lives... - 8/30/2009 12:48:57 PM
  • It's all about milestones for me. I always have a long term goal or destination in mind, but I like to make short term goals along the way. Keeps me motivated and encourages me towards that long term goal when I achieve those short term goals. - 11/17/2008 10:07:57 AM
  • I really appeciated this article because when I first joined SP about a year and a half ago I quickly lost about 30 pounds and have just been maintaining ever since. I still have 15 -20 pounds more I am working towards losing to get to my goal weight, but at least I have learned how to maintain it and I know that will help me when I finally reach my destination! - 11/11/2008 3:41:47 PM
  • You can get WHIPLASH from trying to get on a new path too quickly, too! In other words, it's best to take baby steps. - 7/28/2008 9:51:20 AM
  • Great article. How many times have I heard an old person say "Well, I sure wish I'd taken better care of my health years ago." Thankfully, because of SP, I won't be saying that. - 4/25/2008 12:24:32 AM
    Excellent - well-said! It's not about taking shortcuts either! The long path is difficult, but always worth it, in the end. Shortcuts = short life! - 1/24/2008 10:23:48 AM

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