Let’s face it – as much as we want to be healthy, sometimes circumstances may get in the way of our active pursuits. It’s called Life.
As Henry Ford once said,
“Life, as I see it, is not a location, but a journey. Life flows.”
The road to good health is a journey. You shouldn’t always have to feel guilty for enjoying yourself or not having the time to put exercise, or your diet, at the top of your priority list on any given day. Listen to your body. Being active and moving daily means more vibrant energy but give yourself permission to exercise in a way that makes you feel good. Find out what you really enjoy doing as that’s the best kind of exercise that works wonderfully for your body. If you aren’t enjoying yourself, you’ll find it that much more difficult to keep at it.
Keep climbing. Being active with friends and family can be a fun way to get moving. Change your lifestyle one step at a time and inspire others along the way. The key is to DO your best to be consistent and focus on making progress however small; you will develop discipline if you stay committed. Discipline comes hand in hand with willpower and determination. It’s important re-evaluate your goals every so often to make sure you’re still challenging yourself and taking note of any improvement or deficiency in your performance.
There is no room for complacency in terms of goal setting – when you achieve one, it’s time to make another. It’s also just as important to have short-term practical goals to keep you realistically motivated as it is to have “dream” long-term goals to aspire towards. Real success is not built overnight or without adversity. Nothing great is achieved without perseverance and enthusiasm.
“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars.”
Sometimes you gotta cut loose and not put too much pressure on yourself. I proudly pig out on one of my favorite foods every Saturday because you know what, it makes me a little more happy. It’s all about keeping the right balance between working hard to be active and enjoying the journey.
With perseverance and the right attitude, you can achieve your goals as did Henry Ford. Investors pulled out of his business twice before he finally made a breakthrough in the Henry Ford Motor Company that revolutionized the car industry. So, if you suffer a setback or fall down, what’s most important is how you get up again.
“One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again.”
– Henry Ford
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