A Time for Renewal

A Time for Renewal

“We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become.”

I love the Spring time.  I love seeing the grass and trees get green again, smelling the orange blossoms and feeling the warmer weather (I know – it’s Arizona, I should enjoy the cold while it lasts).  But it makes me happy to know that even the earth renews itself each year.  It also makes me wonder why we don’t think of setting new goals or reaffirming past goals in the Spring.

I heard the above quote while I was exercising the other morning and it really struck home with me.  I’ve always been an avid exerciser, even when I was heavier.  I remember being in the gym and seeing fit people who were exercising the same way I was exercising.  I made a point of asking several of those people about their eating habits.  I didn’t talk to one person who said that as long as they exercised, they were able to eat whatever they wanted.  Okay – so I didn’t talk to any teenagers.  All of them said they were very careful about their eating habits.  I had always felt that if I exercised, I could continue eating the foods I loved and if I just exercised harder, I could eat more of the foods I loved.  It didn’t work that way.  If I wanted to BECOME a fit person, I needed to act the way fit people act.  I needed to consistently change my eating habits, modeling after fit people.

So let’s take a lesson from Mother Nature and set a new goal – or revisit those New Year’s resolutions this spring.  Let’s work on more consistently BEING what we want to BECOME.

-Celeste Dana (better known in the office as Jeff’s wife)

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