Monday, May 24, 2010

The Changes Exit

I finally got out to get a new blender over the weekend! But before I could get around to using it, I wound up sick with the flu. Bleh.

So, instead of lots of smoothie goodness, my weekend was filled with sleep and water. And not much time to figure out a good recipe to post!

So today, just a quick little quote that I like:

"Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time."
-Mark Twain

I hope you're taking each step to health a bit at a time. In our instant-gratification society, it is so easy to fall into the SitCom trap that every problem must be solved in 30 minutes; every habit can be broken with a good joke and half an hour...

I was reading some article about farmers, and how they do not have the luxury of procrastinating - if they put off plowing or sowing or harvesting, they could likely go hungry! But we've come so far from our farming roots. Most of us instead follow the school path where - let's face it - procrastination and cramming are the daily way of life! But we then become accustomed to "sound bites" explaining everything, that we can "fix" a bad diet over night or with a three day fast, that it's too hard to stick to changes for the long haul because we want results, and WE WANT THEM NOW!

So lets hop on that CHANGE lane and plan to cruise for a while! Put on some good music, keep good company, brew some tea, and settle in! :) Just one simple change at a time - maybe start with a green smoothie tomorrow instead of coffee!

A lifetime of bad habits may not be an over night change - but it will be worth it! Keep at it :)


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