Each week, I do a TV appearance in my local community to share some information that will help people as they move forward on their journey toward health and wellness.
This week, Mike (the host of the show) asked me if I had a goal for my health this year while making the comment that I am fit and healthy and that I probably don’t need to make one.
I was quick to let him know that, even though I write about and educate about health and wellness, I don’t always make the perfect choices for my health every minute of every day. I have times of setback and weakness just like everyone else.
The difference between success and failure in any endeavor is taking personal responsibility for the choices that have lead you to where you are today and then making better choices on your journey toward a healthier future.
Another difference between success and failure is that, when a setback or a moment of weakness comes along, the successful person will recognize it as a temporary blip and forgive themselves and get back on track…where the unsuccessful person will give up.
So I’m glad that Mike sees me as the fit and healthy person that is setting an example for others to follow. I take that as a huge responsibility and I work hard every day to make choices that reflect that healthy person.
Keep in mind though that I have made a conscious choice to be healthier, it certainly doesn’t come easy to me. I am excellent at avoiding exercise and sitting on the couch eating chips and dip 🙂
If I can fight through the temptations of bad health choices, then you can too! Anyone who is ready to make a change can take steps today to be healthier.
This week is the week when health is on most peoples’ minds. We are thinking about the choices that we want to make for ourselves for the coming year.
Some of you have likely already made some really great changes with respect to your health. This is an amazing step on the path to a future healthier you!
In this first week, you are pumped and focused and on track. It is great energy that is focused on something really great for your health and your future.
I want to know and expect that you that you will most likely find a time in the coming weeks where you will suffer a setback.
Let me be the first to tell you that when you do….It’s ok! Everyone does. Every successful person has experienced numerous failures on the way to success.
The key though is that when it happens….recognize it as a little setback, forgive yourself…and get back on track.
Don’t let one slip take your focus off of your future by giving up until next January 1. You can do it! You are worth it.
Many people in your lives, whether in your family or at work are all making an effort right now to make choices that will change their health for this year.
Remember that all of them will likely come up against a setback in the coming weeks.
I challenge you, now that you have read this, to encourage them to keep going, don’t quit.
Helping others stay accountable to their goals is a way that you will be more likely to stay on track with yours.
Each one of us has to make a conscious choice every day to make health a priority. Make one decision today that will change the next year of your life and beyond. Expect some setbacks, encourage others and ask them to encourage you.
Believe you can do it. I believe you can 🙂
If you need some extra motivation or support, check out my Free 21 Day Challenge to Better Health and Wellness. It will help to keep you on track with your health goals for this year.
Here’s to your good health in 2012 and beyond.
Ps. I would love it if you came over to my Facebook wall and let me know what you are doing today to inspire and encourage others in your life to get healthy and stay healthy this year!
Dr. Peggy Malone is a Chiropractor and an Athlete who helps other athletes to overcome injury and get back to their sport. Her weekly Television Series 'Living Well" inspires people from all walks of life to take control of their health to be as happy and as healthy as they can be.
A former varsity Basketball and Rugby player, she has since entered the world of endurance athletics where she has completed 2 Ironman Triathlons, 3 Marathons, several Half Marathons and many other Triathlons, Road Races and Off-Road Adventure races of varying distances.
Her own athletic endeavors and injuries have given her valuable insight into working with athletes in her practice for both the care of injuries as well as for the improvement of athletic performance.
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