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  • 10/15/2007

Change Can Be a Good Thing


We are all so different. Some of us like change - some don't. Some of us are detail oriented, some not. When it comes to health and fitness, some of us like to strive for improvement; others are OK being OK.

Just a Few Things, Though:

1. You don't have to feel awful about yourself to want to be better, and, always striving for better isn't necessarily the only, or best, way to get there. 

Upgrading is a good thing. Challenging ourselves, striving for more is something that most of us can benefit from. And if it's not your thing, for whatever reason, you may want to step out of your comfort zone for just a second and see what it feels like to try something new.

On the other hand, if you are always looking for the next best way to get fitter, eat healthier, or take 20 seconds off of your 10k time, maybe stepping out of your comfort zone, and letting it be for a bit isn't such a bad idea. Challenge is good, ease and relaxation are good, and change is good.

2. You don't have to be thin to be healthy. The goal is not to be thin; it is to be healthy and happy. So, if you don't feel happy, and you aren't healthy, be you thin, obese, or somewhere in between, a lifestyle change is definitely in order.

3. Don't overwhelm yourself. When you look at the whole picture - whatever it is you are dealing with - it can seem overwhelming, but change can be done gradually or in broad strokes (different strokes for...you know). You can make important and beneficial changes in the way that suits you best, I'll show you in my next post.

4. An important hint - the way that suits you best, in fact, may be the way that you haven't yet tried, and the way that you think doesn't suit you at all. Sometimes, changing the way we approach change is the fastest way to break through a barrier and get where you want to go.

5. Positive thoughts please, keep seeing visions of you successfully doing, achieving whatever your goal is.


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