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by Lesley Handley

Heading into 2018…

I have thoroughly enjoyed writing this blog for all my readers over the last number of years but this one is going to be a bit different… it isn’t going to be my words! I recently read something from someone else and couldn’t have put it better myself and thought I would share it with you, exactly as it was sent to me…

“We have lost what it means to chase what we want over time. We have replaced the power of the journey with need for immediate gratification. If we can’t have what we want now, we quit now, then pursue lesser goals that are easier to achieve. If it took you 20 years to get horrendously out of shape, no six-week makeover, fad diet, have-it-all-by-Monday idiocy can correct that lifestyle.

Every day; slowly and one step at a time. You may never be what you were, but you can be the best you can be, and your best days in life might be tomorrow instead of something lost in your past.

This chase for personal improvement should never end, you must never quit trying to be better than you were yesterday. The path of least resistance becomes an easy step, then a habit and finally a life. Sometimes, the best of all things come with the hardest journey.”

(Stella Bartram, 2017)

If you are reading this and you’re overweight or out of shape, and you really want to do something about your current lifestyle, don’t be that person that gives up when things don’t happen right away. Stop hoping that you will get magical results in a couple of weeks. Don’t quit because you find the journey tough. Don’t accept the now if the future could be happier and healthier. And stop letting the old habits become the easy, safe option. Make a commitment to yourself and enjoy the journey.

I want to take this opportunity to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year, I hope 2018 is a great year for you all.

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