One of the things I remember the most about my Dad was he never did anything half-heartedly. He gave everything 100%. He was a minister and one Sunday when he was preaching he mentioned immersing yourself. Not like baptism or anything, but to dive deeply into a subject, surrounding yourself with it. He explained that is how people stay on track with anything. Christians may immerse themselves in the Bible, listen to Christian radio stations, subscribe to those types of magazines, watch those shows on TV. History buffs do the same thing. They read and learn everything they can about their favorite topics. They gravitate towards people with similar interests.
It can go the other way, too. People who are conspiracy theorists may see the signs of conspiracy everywhere they look. The look up websites and visit forums with like minded people. Everything they do feeds into this mindset.
I’ve thought about that often over the years. I have a relative who is very convinced that in December of this year, the world is going to end. There is NOTHING you can say to dissuade her, she was even preparing her child for what to do in the event her mother dies in the coming disaster. I say “was” because the child is a teenager and decided she needed to live somewhere else. Long story. Anyway, my relative has immersed herself in this. She can tell you everything about it because she has read and watched everything there is to read or see.
I am trying to immerse myself in being healthy. I am surrounding myself with it. I read everything I can about heart health and making better choices. I research exercises and exercise equipment. This is the main reason I joined the 3FC forum. Support is always wonderful. I needed to keep myself on track. I have a bad habit of eating/doing the wrong things because I forget I am trying to change. lol That sounds dumb but it really is the truth. It is easy to fall back into old ways. I try to read other people’s blogs and read threads on the forum so I will focus on being healthier. I think we can learn a lot from each other.
There is no perfect number on the scale that will make me feel content with my weight loss. My goal is healthy and strong. I KNOW for a fact I’m not going to be as fit as I could over 200 pounds. So that is where I’m headed first. But, today I am healthier than I was yesterday. Tomorrow, I will be healthier than today.
One foot in front of the other and I will get there eventually.
Filed under: Uncategorized on August 6th, 2012