The right choices matter

personal growth, attitude, choice, consequence, habitConsider this…

Every choice you make equates to a consequence that is either in your favor or against you. Let me give you an example.

You set your alarm clock for 5am so that you can wake up and head out the door to work. The choice you have is to answer that alarm clock, or as Zig Ziglar named it: an opportunity clock, or roll over and get some more shut eye.

The choice is get up or stay in bed. The consequence may be jobless if you allow it to become a habit.

So you chose to get up and go to work. Now you get your second choice. Should you eat a healthy breakfast or dash out to the local fast food drive through for a plastic meal. The consequence of a bad choice may lead to poor health, being overweight, low energy, and more. A poor choice left unchecked will become a habit that may have dire consequences on your life.

These are just two basic examples of choices, consequences, and good or bad habits. Imagine a choice to spend more then you make. What is the consequence of that choice multiplied into a habit? How about the choice to lead by good example for your children. What is the consequence of the sacrifice and positive habit. Is it worth it to you?

I believe a great life begins with empowering choices, good choices, and multiplied by consistent habits even when it is hard. Doing the right thing is always hard at first. When the positive choice you make becomes second nature (a subconscious habit) then you know you are living right and leading right.


… and the journey begins

fitness, diet, exercise, physical, wealth, financial fitness50 plus years old. Bad nutrition habit. Low activity. Daily resistance and procrastination to real change in my physical appearance has lead to a BMI over 33. I was out of control. Low energy, stamina, and engagement the vibrance of life.


Along came higher than normal blood sugars and eventually diabetes. NOW IT BECAME IMPERATIVE THAT I CHANGE MY SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE!!!!!

So my journey began 4 weeks ago at 237 pounds and a blood sugar around 140 in the morning. After 30 days of focused activity, awareness of my diet and habits, and genuine effort I weighted in at 228 this morning and a blood sugar of 115.

Not perfect… and on my way.

My habits include the following:

  1. Review my weight loss goal and affirmations daily
  2. Acquire 10,000 steps a day
  3. Walk on the treadmill 90 minutes a week
  4. Drink 80 ounces of water a day
  5. An Isagenix Strawberry shake a day
  6. Eat an apple a day
  7. Avoid sugars and carbs (no candy, cookies, ice cream, or bread)
  8. Journal each week about my progress

I start each morning by being aware of my goal and starting my day out on the right path for success.

Please include a comment or suggestion below to encourage me along. I can do the same for you if  you like.