Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Small Changes by Scott Aneuber

Once in a while Scott Aneuber, who helped with posting fitness challenges in the past, will be contributing articles for "Fitness Towards Healthiness". His segments will be categorized under "Inspirational Messages for the Insane". I think most of us do start to feel a bit insane when we are in the process of changing our lifestyle such as losing weight, eating healthy, maintaining an exercise regimen or just changes in our relationships or job. It's a difficult process for many of us; therefore, from time to time we need a little inspiration to help us get through the day and continue forward.

Small Changes
Article by Scott Aneuber

Are you insane? Too many of us are going about our lives in a way that can only be explained as insanity. We are doing the exact things over and over and expecting a different result.

We continue to do the same half-assed workout and wonder why we're not building muscle.

We still eat fatty, greasy foods filled with more calories than can be counted on a scale and wonder why we still got a gut and/or spare tire.

In fact, we do the same things over and over in too many areas of our lives, and yet we wonder why it still sucks.

We do the same thing at work and never get promoted.

We continue to take shortcuts, instead of making the little extra effort; we never truly challenge our selves and yet we still wonder why we haven't achieved our dream.

Are you insane?

Take one minute today and quietly think about at least one area of your life you'd like to change. It doesn't even have to be a major one, i.e., like your job, your relationship, or that extra 15lbs. you've been ignoring. It might simply be your attitude, maybe you haven't read a book since you last bolted out of a classroom or you haven't been able to pass up the dessert menu when you know you should.

Now, ask yourself, and be honest. Why have I not been able to make those changes?

You probably won't be able to come up with anything significant. Chances are your biggest obstacles aren't external but something requiring only a slight change. But small changes adds up quickly. Great wealth begins with a penny.

Sure, you might want to blame your struggles on your boss, your partner, boyfriend or girlfriend, the economy, OBAMA, the man, or whoever. But if you take a hard-assed, honest assessment, you'll find your biggest hurdle - the one you keep jumping and jumping and jumping over- might just have your name on it....

How insane is that?

Much love and aloha.. the eternal quest for the ironman kona 2011 still rocks... Scott

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