Plant The Seeds Of
Motivation By Julia Havey
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Quick, look outside! Do you see daffodils in
bloom? Are the crocuses in your yard popping up? How did the bulbs that are now
blooming into glorious flowers get in the ground in the first place? Did you
buy them? Dig a hole for them? Did you sprinkle them with nutrients before
It may not have seemed
like much work last fall, just a few small steps and a bit of effort. You are
soon going to enjoy the rewards of your labor as your yard is filled with
color. The chore will pay off, and the work will be worth it.
Quick, look in your refrigerator! Do you
see fresh vegetables, fruits, lean meats, whole grains and water? Do you see
healthy foods that you selected at the grocery store? Do you see foods that
will further your progress on your journey toward self improvement? Are there
foods in your pantry that will fill you with the nutrients necessary to allow
you to blossom and show your full glory? Are you performing the actions and
putting forth the effort necessary to allow your body to show its glory?
Gardening doesn't take a lot of work. What
it does take is to first develop a plan of what you want to accomplish and what
you want your garden to look like. Then, it takes getting the supplies and
tools that you need and actually performing the actions necessary to get the
Dieting is much the same. You need a vision
or plan of where you want to go and how you want your body to look. Then, you
need to complete all of the steps and put forth the effort on a daily basis to
make it happen. Even gardening requires more than one day of simply planting
bulbs and flowers. You have to water, weed and trim. With weight loss, you need
to water, feed and trim! You essentially do the same things only in a different
Have you ever driven by a yard that was
once lovely and filled with fabulous flowers -- only to see this very same yard
overrun with weeds and in a state of disarray? Maybe the owners got tired of
taking care of their garden and no longer cared, or maybe someone new bought
the house and was unaware of what was required for the upkeep of the yard. In
either case, without continued proper care, it will not look as good as it
could and will eventually wither and die.
Boy, dieting really is like gardening in
that aspect. If you don't do the work to build a healthy body and then continue
performing the same healthy actions, you too may literally die on the vine! The
solution to weight loss for those of us with weight issues has, all too often,
simply been to "go on a diet." Some of us realized "success" with this
"dieting" approach -- we lost the weight and then reverted back to "normal."
For many, that "normal" lifestyle is what got us obese in the first place, and
you can guess what happened next. That's right. The weight came right back on.
I can not say this enough, "If you keep
doing what you have always done, you will keep getting the same results you
have always gotten!" It is time to make a smart plan, adhere to it and complete
the actions necessary to ensure its success. I promise, you will enjoy the
fruits of this labor!
I would like for you to think about the
above quote as you go about your week. What have you always done, and what
results has it gotten you? Quick, look in your refrigerator and cabinets! Are
they filled with things that are going to hinder your progress, overfeed your
body and cause you to die on the vine before ever blooming?! If so, it is time
to do some spring cleaning! Out with the old and in with the new!
If you need some tips on what should be in
your fridge or stored in your cabinets, email me. I will gladly send you my
What do you have to lose?
Email Julia at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her
website at www.JuliaHavey.com.
EDITOR'S NOTE: You've seen Julia on
the QVC home shopping network and The Sally Jesse Raphael show. You may have
read about her in Women's World, Successful Slimming and the National Enquirer.
She has been called "America's weight-loss Cinderella, someone with the passion
of Tony Robbins, enthusiasm of Richard Simmons and the humor of Jerry