Monday, May 20, 2013


As the word implies, achieving wellness can be looked at as a healing, of our sick bodies.  When we are "out of shape", there is more wrong with us than just under developed muscles.  Our energy level is low, we tire easily, everything seems like such an effort.  The only time we feel normal is when we are sitting.  We may be easily depressed and nothing really seems very exciting any more.  It's kind of like having a bad case of the flu.

All of us generally do our best, sometimes our best is not as good as it is at other times.  When we lack a good level of fitness our best often isn't what we want it to be.  Forget chasing adventures, just living takes all we have.  It's not till we do achieve a good, workable level of mental and physical wellness that we begin to desire to see and do more than just exist.  There is so much more to life than just going to work, eating, watching TV and sleeping.  There is a whole world out there waiting for us to discover and explore if we just had the energy.

When we are not well we look at food as pleasure and we desire it for the comfort it provides.  Once we are well we still enjoy food but we look at it differently, it's fuel and we seek out food that is as natural as possible.  We tend to shy away from the heavily sugar and salt laden chemical mixes that we once craved.  Not only do we crave that unhealthy food but we are often addicted to tobacco, alcohol and even drugs.  We are reaching for something, some way to escape the prison of our own body.

We don't realize what is happening because it happens so gradually over many years.  When we are young we still have energy and the world is still new and exciting.  But as we get older the damage gets harder to heal and we start slowing down way sooner than we should.  The daily routine is driving us crazy so we go somewhere on vacation, the sights are new and interesting again.  But we go there and sit and watch instead of participate.

The people that will read what I've written here, have already made the decision to pursue a lifestyle of wellness that includes eating properly and exercise.  What I want to remind everyone with this writing is that, everyday people make a decision to, "Get in Shape". You see them, the people trying to escape, walking at the park.  You see them next to you on the treadmill at the gym or looking lost in the weight room.  You see them struggling to achieve some of what we enjoy, a wonderful sense of excitement for living, because we are fit and able to do pretty much anything we desire to do.

How we treat those people that have freshly made that decision will go a long way toward helping them succeed.  Encourage them, help them.  Want to change the world, make it a better place, you can do that for someone with your encouragement.  You can literally change their world.  This might not seem like much but we have learned a powerful lesson that has for most of us changed our own world.

Thanks for reading.


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