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Choose YOUR Hard

Monday, September 02, 2013

“Being overweight and out-of-shape is hard. Being lean and in-shape is hard. Choose your hard.”
Just saw this in a blog by Molly Galbraith and it really got me to thinking.

If life is going to be hard anyway...wouldn't I rather have it be hard while being healthy?
When I am heavy, it is hard to:
1)Hike/Climb/Run as far as I want
2)Have pain free knees
3)Keep BP in control unless I take meds
4)Like the way I look in pictures.
I could go on, & on & ON...but those are the major ones.

When I was under 200 it was hard to:
1)Stay motivated to train for races & just exercise period
2)Say no to high calorie foods
Hmmm, wait a minute, that is about
Waaay shorter list huh?
Shows that being overweight is a lot harder than it looks.
And just maybe, being healthier isn't as hard as I thought.
Yup, gonna have to mull this one around a little.

Also in that blog, she had this idea.....

“Next time you start to say, ‘I don’t have time to _______.’ Replace that sentence with, ‘________ is not a priority to me right now.”

Seriously. Say that out loud. Instead of telling a friend that you don’t have time for lunch, tell them that they are not a priority to you right now.
Ouch. That hurts, huh?

OK, so maybe you really shouldn’t tell your friend that, but at the very least it helps you be honest with yourself about your priorities and how you spend your time.

Yep, made me realize, most of the time, the word I would replace would be "Exercise"
OR "Healthy Food Choice"

So, maybe make a list of your own.
Which Hard do YOU Choose.
Because make no mistake. You ARE mking that choice Every Day!
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