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Sometimes You Need To Do Exactly What You Don’t Want To Do

Have you ever come home from work feeling tired?  Too tired to cook a nutritious meal?  Too tired to exercise?   I certainly have.

At times like those, I have found myself going downstairs, turning on the TV, turning off my mind, and just sitting there like a zombie.  Maybe I had enough energy to bring a big bag of chips with me and a pop.  (and incidentally I am on day 14 with no pop!)  I would sit and snack mindlessly, vaguely hoping it will make me somehow feel better.

It is a vicious cycle. 

Come home from work tired.  Don’t eat well, don’t exercise.  Go to bed, wake up feeling a little tired, so grab a doughnut on the way to work.  Sugar rush…feel good.  By 10am coming down a bit…time to buy a chocolate bar.  Sugar rush…feel good.  Lunch time arrives, but you were too tired to pack your nutritious lunch, so you grab a burger, fries and coke…a coke will make you feel better.  It does!  Sugar rush…feel good.  By 3pm you hit the wall, and feel like you need a nap.  Caffeine? Sugar?  Something to pick yourself up…and it works!  Feel good!   On your drive home you start to come down again, and your eyes feel a little droopy.  For sure when you get home you are going to exercise!  But…

Come home from work tired.  Don’t eat well, don’t exercise.  Go to bed , wake up feeling a little tired, so grab a doughnut on the way to work.  Sugar rush…feel good.   AHHHHHHH!

It can be so easy to fall into a rut.  To fall into a vicious cycle.  And the longer you are stuck in it…the harder it becomes to break out.

But break out you must!!! 

I have been there before.  And years ago one cycle lasted so long, it almost killed me.

You must break out of your rut.

The purpose of this blog is to share with you the things I have learned in my quest to bring myself back to life.   Ladies and gentlemen,  this is one of those things!   And the problem is it is like a Ninja Assassin.  It can sneak up on you with the ultimate stealth.   You must be on the lookout!!! 

You may be young and just starting out in your path in life.   You may feel invincible.  You may currently be in tip-top shape.  You may be a black belt in karate. You may be winning all types of sales awards.  You may be getting promoted rapidly, making more and more money.  You may tell yourself that nothing can bring YOU down.   You may be telling yourself that you ARE the Ninja.  I’ve been there.  I’m just telling you that it when it strikes it is not fun…don’t let it happen to you.

 You may be more seasoned.  You may have been around the block, and you look at this and say to yourself that this will never happen to you.  The problem is that it could happen to anyone if they are not careful.

Don’t take your health for granted.  I did.

Pay now … or pay later

Sometimes the thing that you need to do is the very last thing you feel like doing. 

.Note:  This post is extra-personal to me, and I feel it is so important.  Please pass this on to someone if you think they need to hear this.  Peace, Health, and Happiness, Tony.

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