Health means something different to everyone.
I was recently talking to someone who does not believe in diets or eating healthy, “I have one life to live and I want to enjoy it, not give things up”.
Whoa, wait a minute! Was this person serious right now???
I had to stop and think before I responded, I didn’t want to come across as a pushy know it all or judgmental.
So…. after a few “seconds” of thinking, I responded with
- “Are you serious right now”? Yep, I said it……..
How could someone think if they keep eating and drinking what they want and gaining weight, they would live a long ahppy life without getting sick?
How could you live a long happy life well, without developing disease?
How could this person think eventually he/she would not be forced to “give something up” in the future when illness sets in?
I was kind of confused……
Did this person understand what he/she was doing to his/her body? Did this person care about what he was putting his mind and body through? Did this person think about what he/she was going to do to his/her family when illness sits in?
Making long term poor decisions when it comes to your health will lead to a life of illness. Noone can say when in your lifetime but, it will happen.
Studies show that being overweight or underweight can cause nutrient deficiencies.
If you eat to eat and not eat to live, you will find yourself lacking the necessary vitamins, minerals and nutrients your brain and other organs need to thrive.
Over time, lack of these essential nutrients will cause you to feel ill:
- muscles aches
- and several other symptoms will develop.
If you continue to eat for comfort you will start to notice that you will become uncomfortable!
Here is your chance to Journal!
- go stand in front of the mirror
- Look at yourself
- What do you see?
- WRITE WHAT YOU SEE IN YOUR JOURNAL
- Be honest with yourself
- Are you proud and happy of who you see?
- Is there anything about this person that you would like to change?
- WRITE THESE THOUGHTS IN YOUR JOURNAL
NOW: After you write what/who you see, are you happy with the person you see, Is there anything about this person that you would like to change; the next step is:
- Write the areas that you would like to change
- Write the action steps you need to take in order to make those changes
- Develop a plan to begin taking action
- Start working on your action plan!
In some ways I thought this person was selfish. What about the children, spouse, other family, friends that were involved in his/her life?
But… I had to take a step back. Maybe this person was really not aware of the ramifications that were going to begin.
Maybe, this person had a different view on “Health” compared to my view.
Maybe, this person was “happy” with who he/she was and did not find it a necessity to adjust what he/she was doing in terms of diet and lifestyle.
Maybe, this person was not ready to see, hear or feel what his/her body was going through.
It took me years to see what I was doing to my body because of STRESS! It took multiple injuries, chronic health issues, and multiple other body signs until I looked in the mirror and saw what I was doing to my own body. Once I did this and help myself accountable is when I was able to start working on ME! I heard people tell me what I needed to do, I needed to learn it on my own!
So….. when this person is ready to learn and hold him/herself accountable, I will be there to assist any way that I can.
Do you know someone like this?