Friday, February 14, 2014

Healthy Hearts

Have you lost your focus or are things just out of focus?  There are not the same.  What's the difference?  Think of it from a camera lens angle. If you lost your focus, you really don't know what image you are trying to capture. If the image is just out of focus, you need to make a few minor adjustments to clear away the fuzziness.

Health and fitness can often be described the same way.  We often lose our focus and find ourselves distracted when our heart is not in what we are trying to accomplish. I call it the 'shiny object syndrome'.  We lose focus because we get bored with our current exercise routine, we miss indulging in tasty foods, grow frustrated because we don't see results quickly or simply are too lazy to get up off the couch. We begin to look for distractions or 'shiny objects' to capture out attention!

We have become an impatient society wanting anything and everything instantly.  Why wait when you can have it now? Unfortunately, the 'things' that bring us the greatest happiness take time to materialize. A healthy loving relationship, the birth of a child, an education, financial success, friendship and of course - your health.

Stop and take notice of your life.  You are in charge.  You are the producer, director and actor of your own life path.  Your health is a key component of how your life will be lead.  It is important.  It is hard. Choices must be made. Decisions will be tough. Life is meant to be lived, not endured.  There is truth in 'survival of the fittest'.  Health encompasses physical, mental and emotional health.  It takes work and you must maintain your focus. If it's out of focus, adjust the lens in which you are viewing it from and regain your focus. After all, you have the best view.

On this day of love, learn to love yourself.  Be heart healthy in every way.

Happy Valentine's Day!