Monday, May 3, 2010

Start driving and stop just going along for the ride.

This was the quote from my "lesson for life" yesterday and it really hit me.  Procrastination has been my biggest obstacle.  I am a terrible procrastinator.  I can find all kinds of reasons not to do something. 

Bill Phillips talks about the fact that letting our lives go on "cruise control", whether it's due to school, work, a life crisis, the time of year, whatever, is how most of us with  weight and fitness issues get in the shape we're in.  It's only by planning, taking control of the steering wheel, that we'll get back into the kind of shape we're supposed to be in.  And I don't mean model-thin ... I mean healthy, fit, strong, capable.

I love when he said "You have to intentionally undo the things that happened accidentally.
I've been following Body for Life for some time now.  The reason I love it so much is because of what you gain, not just what you lose ... you gain energy, increase strength, renew health and decrease bodyfat.  That was today's lesson but it so true.  Since I've been doing this program, my attitude has changed, my ability at work has improved, I  have more energy to get through the day, and I just generally feel more positive.

I certainly don' mean for this post to sound like an ad for Body for Life.  It's what I do, it's what I know and I love it and just wanted to share some of the lessons I've learned from it.

It's so important for us women (for everyone actually) to be health, fit, strong, positive.  It'll make the world a far better place.

Just a little food for thought (sorry for the pun), if they're promoting eating organic food and buying food from local producers, then why are the prices for these foods more expensive than the foods that travel for miles??  It doesn't exactly encourage people to follow this important trend.  We have a local food market that operates from May to Christmas basically.  The food is great and it's grown locally.  And I don't have to schlep it home from downtown, so I buy it to support our local farmers.  But it isn't cheap.  *sigh* 
I think the powers that be should do something about that.  And stop allowing the developers to come in and build more and more houses.  Farmers are amazing people ... we need them.

Gotta run and get a start to the day.  Have a great Monday!


  1. Great to see that your determination is still strong, you are an inspiration.

    I came across a little story about a girl Sandy and did I little drawing of it :) you can take a look on my site if you like, it might make you smile :)

  2. Keep up the great work! Reading your post this morning has inspired me to stop at the gym today - even if to just walk around the track - Have a great day!

  3. I have to agree with you, Sandy...when you're in shape and feeling fit your entire outlook changes. You feel confident and fabulous, and that really does effect everyone - not just yourself!

    Happy, Happy Monday, my love!! :)