Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Doing what needs to be done

Sometimes it's not enough to do your best...sometimes you just have to suck it up and do what needs to be done. My grandma in England always used to tell me that when I was feeling like I couldn't get something important done, and she was right. Some things are just so important that not taking care of them properly is not acceptable. So, shouldn't leading a healthy life - putting good, nutritious food into my body, getting exercise every day, and finding healthy ways of dealing with stress - be something I HAVE to do?

Trying to find the right balance between tough love and just plain love...at least I'm asking the right questions now, I think.

2 comments:

JessiferSeabs said...

A weight watchers leader once said that line to me, and attributed it to Winston Churchill, whom I am technically related to... it has always stuck with me. Sometime your best isn't enough, you just have to do what is RIGHT. I know the feeling.

KCLAnderson (Karen) said...

I'm all for "regular" love :-)

Let me ask you this: do you think you are worthy of a healthy body?

On a related note, I just read an excellent article by Martha Beck in the January issue of O magazine about setting goals. Setting goals has always made me cringe. I'd set a goal and immediately feel dread and drudge.

Anyway, Martha suggests using adjectives instead of nouns and verbs when setting a goal. Describe how you want to feel as a result of achieving something, not what you're going to do. Makes sense to my big ol' right brain! :-)