Whether you’re brushing your teeth, combing your hair or shaving, mirrors reflect the grim reality of physical features. Every minor imperfection is magnified, leaving a spirit of disappointment hovering over hearts, minds and souls who have let their bodies go. As I looked at my expanding waist line the other night, one thought reverberated in my head, “I can’t wait another day to act!”
Gone are the days of high metabolisms as bad eating habits show up quickly. In the meantime, the freshman 15 has led to the married 25, resulting in the lazy 50. When your eyes are opened to a crisis of weight, you have 3 options: accept it, continue in a state of deny or be motivated to make drastic changes. As for me, I’m somewhere between accepting and action, praying for the discipline for success.
Luke 14L28 suggests that everyone should consider the cost before making any decision. Whether you’re contemplating a career change, diet or move, you have to weigh the pros and cons. Although I haven’t developed a concrete plan, exercise and giving up soda is a good place to start. Regardless of the obstacle standing in your way, don’t wait another day or else the additional calories may be too much to overcome.
by Jay Mankus