I have decided that a lot us, either publicly or privately want to be healthier than we are, and many of us would like to have certain aspects of our health be much better than it is today. I am sure across the country every morning many of us lean over the sink and look in the mirror and wonder how we got here. How we let ourselves gain so much weight, get so out of shape, how we let ourselves get unhealthy and how we look so much older than we really are.
The funny thing is that moment when we really are serious about the severity of the changes that are needed in our mind, and we feel really strong about it. But then the day begins, and that strong feeling passes, and before you know it we are off doing what we do every day, with the good intentions slowly fading into the background, and the comfortable auto pilot lives we live start taking the lead.
I guess this is human nature, and I think that get up and go attitude mentality has somehow become a fossil in our personality. Now do not get me wrong, we may really want these changes to transpire, but the work involved most of the time is maybe too overwhelming for us to stay in our focus. When that "make a change" attitude does kick in, is when bad news suddenly enters the equation. A bad blood work up, getting really sick or when a major health crisis rears its ugly head, for most of us can be a swift kick in the motivation rear end.
I would like it to be different, but the reality is each of us are motivated to make a change in our own way, and better late than ever may be the way things are moving forward. So my best suggestion is for all of us then to be just a bit better to ourselves everyday. Tiny baby steps that do not really qualify in our minds as "changes", but instead more positive healthy steps heading in a better direction.
Human nature is very strong, and the predictability of us being stubborn and hard pressed to make changes, even when needed will now, and in the future be a tough process.... But one that is well worth the effort.
My name is Jeffrey Burke. I have been in the health and nutrition field for well over three decades. In August 2012 I was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasting Hall Of Fame. It was an amazing honor to be honored at the Gala event.
Jeff has been posting about nutrition and health since 2006. See those posts here: