“Think of a giant flywheel. It is very heavy to start pushing it, almost impossible to move it. But you keep pushing, and pushing, and after a very long hard time of exertion the wheel is now moving, and because it is so heavy, it gains momentum and starts spinning faster and faster, and carried forth by its own weight, you don’t even have to touch it any more, and it is just spinning effortlessly on its own in perpetual motion.
Likewise it is difficult to start a healthy lifestyle. The flywheel is heavy with bad habits, negative emotions, weight, and inertia. But you keep fighting that good fight. You don’t give up. You keep trying. You try different things, new things, and then at last you have it! You get that momentum going. Slowly at first. It just gives you enough energy to try a little harder. And then you make that breakthrough, and you know you can do it! And then all these healthy habits that took so much effort suddenly seem fun, your healthy lifestyle is in full swing, and gathering momentum, and a life of its own!”
~ Motivational Reading from http://www.TheGardenDiet.com/28days
Do you have any words of wisdom for starting a healthy lifestyle?
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Since several of you were taken with Emile’s photographs, I’ve decided to post a few more, leaving you to once again contemplate the perspective of a 4 year old. And the smiles of my beautiful friends.