April 21, 2011

There is never a bad time to start a better life!

We all know that our formula for living is quite simple. We get up in the morning and we go to bed at night. We all do that, so what makes the difference? The obvious answer is what we do in between.
In our everyday life, we meet all kinds of people who don’t enjoy what they do, they simply go through their lives getting on with it. They get no great pleasure for what they do. They endure it rather then enjoy it and wait for the weekend. Nevertheless, we also met people who love what they do and could not imagine doing anything else.
I always wondered why some choose the game of success and happiness, and the others do not. It is a decent question because we only get to play this game only one time, one life…
Not everything about life is enjoyable, but the low points help us enjoy the high points. While I may not enjoy those low points, I can appreciate their value. Therefore, I suggest, "Appreciate every minute of life".
There is never a bad time to start a better life! We should all love life, because what more is there?
Once I understood this, I began the wonderful journey of changing.
Now, I occupy myself as best as I can and try to bring as much value as I can in everybody’s life, including mine, off course. 
But, what gives me the right to have an opinion on the matter of living healthy, in general and living healthy through smart fitness, in particular?
Well, I am a certified biomedical engineer, so I know quite a lot about nutrition.
However, I can assure you that this is not why I am entitled to on opinion.
            You see, the extensive knowledge I possess about eating the right food, at the right time did not stop me from becoming overweight. Or mildly obese, as my ex-wife "kindly" referred to me 2 years ago.
What is it, then?!
Nothing else but the power of example.
Two years ago, I was 34, overweight and have all the related problems: health problems, family problems, emotional problems…
At this very day, after 13 months of smart fitness training, not only that I have lost 54 pounds of body fat, but I also succeeded in building a lean and much stronger physique. I am in the best shape of my life and as healthy as I can be!
Yeah, the correct answer is the power of example.
And if you want to be an example for yourself and the others, I am confident that you will find the following lines quite interesting.

I will start by asking you a simple question: When you look in the mirror, are you happy with what you see? This is a very important question. Because the way you feel about yourself dictates how everybody else will feel about you: your friends, your wife, your husband, even your kids. The way you feel about yourself, the way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.
If you are the minority that looks great, I am truly happy for you. All I have to say to you is, keep up the good work, enjoy the best of life and help other people to experience the best of their lives, too. Teach them the ideas that made a difference in your life.
            However, if you are a part of my majority, the part that needs a certain amount of physical improvements, I will first say that you should never allow yourself to be made a victim because of the way you look! Accept no one’s definition of your life! Define yourself! Keep in mind that no one else is responsible for your body except you! So start defining yourself, today!