When an author writes a novel, each and every page is full of details that unfold into a complete story. Not one character, description or fact is added by accident; they are placed there to set the stage for the ending. While our lives are not quite so predictable, our choices today are […]
When an author writes a novel, each and every page is full of details that unfold into a complete story. Not one character, description or fact is added by accident; they are placed there to set the stage for the ending. While our lives are not quite so predictable, our choices today are setting the stage for our later years.
Many times, we would like to approach our lives with ignorance and complacency. We use excuses so we can believe that eating healthy or exercise regularly will not make that much of a difference because something else, plastic bottles or genetics, is likely to cause cancer anyway. We don’t react to the heart attack until after it has happened, then we realize that a change in lifestyle makes all the differences in our wellbeing and quality of life. We suddenly understand that we have written our own story but don’t like the ending.
It does not matter if you are 18 or 78, you can make changes today that will better the rest of your life, no matter how long that may be. Poor nutrition has been proven time and time again to be a leading factor in sickness and disease, energy levels, sleep patterns, attention and productivity, weight management and more. While food is meant to be enjoyed, it should never sacrifice your health.
The next time you think about getting the deep-fried chicken or the quick-and-easy frozen meal for your family, ask yourself what you are writing on the pages of you and your family’s life? Remember that giving into the nagging children asking for a candy bar could be writing obesity into their life story.
Ask yourself what your life would look like if you could write the perfect story? Set up your ending and then work backwards – are you adding the right characters, plots and descriptive adjectives to get to that ending. If the answer is no, make chances today so that you don’t look back and realize that you could have made a difference. Today is the only day you know you have to change the rest of your life.