Monday, January 17, 2011

Own Up To It

Yes, over 60% of our population is overweight. Yes, this is starting to show up in startling numbers with our children, and setting us in motion to see even higher numbers in future adult populations. Yes, there is an abundance of high-fructose corn syrup in our diet to pad the food and make it seem "fuller". Yes, many people have emotional issues that impact their nutritional/fitness choices, it's cheaper to eat badly, fresh food is more expensive, and schools only program 60mins of exercise per week. There's a never-ending list of obstacles to being healthy.

But when it comes right down to it - these are all just excuses and justifications.

Stop looking to place blame, and take action. Make smarter food choices. Make your first step towards wellness being counseling, to deal with the psychological obstacles. Be smarter with your budget. And for the love of Pete - turn off the television and go outside to play tag with your kids for an hour.

Stop being a victim. Instead of listing all the reasons you can't do something, start making a list of how you can. Then work your plan backwards - and take the first step.

You always have a choice, and in the end - the only person who can change your life...

... is you.


P.S. And stop enabling others to avoid responsibility. You're not doing them any favors.

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