Life has been discouraging lately – at least from a traditionally measured “diet” standpoint. It seems that I am gaining a little weight largely because I have been slipping into my old eating habits, craving sugar, and not paying as close attention as I should.
And then, I ran across this picture… WHO is that?!? Yep! That’s me, at the airport, picking up our exchange student LAST year. Love the quote too – if our quest is peace by this definition, then all of the sudden, health has a different definition.
So now, about 1 year later, we picked up a new exchange student at the airport. I look a little different…
So, as I reflect, I realize three important ideas:
- The airport picture last year is what I look like eating too much sugar
(of all forms). This year’s picture is an image of someone who understands the impact of good nutrition on the body.
- Metabolism makes a difference. Last year, I was sloth like, not sleeping well and lacking energy. Now, I feel a better balance and reaffirm the importance of exercise, proper vitamins and supplements as well as
my overall body function
- Going back to a year ago is at best, not a good idea! The picture tells
the story, but imagine what is going on inside my body and the
negative health effect building over time. It’s a motivator to think
about the possibilities of what another year might bring and as a
result, my motivation is to begin anew!
Will you join me on the journey?