In my school days I was pretty much on cruise control.
I didn’t study. I was proficient at cramming. Nose in the book 15 minutes before test time and wow, a fairly good grade was the outcome.
My motto in school was to enjoy life. I had more important things to do than be stuck in a library studying.
Even with that laid back attitude I still kept my 3.5 through high school and in college a 3.65 (just shy of what Dean achieved).
Schools don’t really require you to learn to be disciplined.
You can get by and do just fine.
However – personal health and fitness are another story.
Try going through the motions in a sport practice and you’ll never see the field in a game.
Fail to perform for a couple of weeks and someone else gets your position.
Sports/Fitness training require the same type of discipline that a long healthy life requires.
You can’t just squeak by. You have to push and push hard. You have to be spot on with your skills and dedication. You have to eat to ensure the best performance in practice so your coach notices and puts you in the line up for the big game. ‘Slacking off’ is not in an athlete’s vocabulary.
So what does that mean for you and me?
Lets apply that to our overall health and well being. How do you want your life to be? Would you like to sit on the sidelines and watch things happen or do you want to make it happen? Each training day a challenge. A challenge to push harder, lift more, be faster.
What about our eating and nutrition? Sure you can go for a while eating sugar and fast food. It will catch up with you. That is the danger. Our bodies are so good at handling toxic substance that the wear and tear and mushroom top doesn’t show up right away. We’ve formed bad habits and we don’t see the pain immediately.
Here is where you need to realize food is fuel. Give your body everything it needs to perform at peak performance and you’ll be rewarded. But the old saying applies, “garbage in, garbage out”.
What are you training for? What are you eating for? For me I am training to live and live well.
No guarantees, but I am doing my best to stack the odds in my favor.
You coming with me?
To Your Best Health,