Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.
(Quote attributed to Michael Landon)
I first became interested in working out and staying healthy because I wanted to make the team in junior high.
Later, my aim was to look good for the ladies.
Once I was married-with-children, I wanted to be a good example to the kids.
Then life took over.
I was too busy to get to the gym. In too much of a hurry to eat right. Too worried to pray and meditate (incredible, but true), and eventually too tired to do much of anything.
The next time I got serious about health was after the doctor told me I should start taking medications for high blood pressure and cholesterol issues.
I looked like the poster guy for a man ready to have a heart attack.
Surely, there’s a better way…
The best reason of all to take care of yourself
Here’s what I discovered. It’s something so obvious that I should have realized it all along: Health provides its own reason.
It’s good stuff. I love having energy. I love being able to walk and run and swim and jump. I love the feeling I get after working hard or choosing a salad over a pizza.
And when I make the wrong choice… I suffer.
If you’re staying active and watching what you eat, you KNOW what I mean. If you’re stuck in the misery end of the cycle and can only vaguely recall what it felt like to be healthy, I’ve got good news for you: It doesn’t take that long to start getting turned around.
Get to the gym. Talk to a staff member. Get a buddy for accountability. Belly up to the facts and do what you need to do. You know what that is.
You can do it. You know you can.