Categories The great summer of 2012 How did your Summer plans go to get healthier? Post author By jeff noel Post date August 30, 2012 12 Comments on How did your Summer plans go to get healthier? Getting healthier doesn't have to feel like Fantasyland How did your Summer plans go to get healthier? Next Blog Tags How did your Summer plans go to get healthier? By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View Archive → ← Two unplanned health reminders from Memorial Day weekend 2012 → Do it, even when you don’t feel like it 12 replies on “How did your Summer plans go to get healthier?” I started jogging one minute three times a day. Now I’m jogging, as of today, 25 minutes twice a day. Thank you lane8 for your inspiration. Patty, what a difference. Proof that starting small and taking your time can yield “impossible” results. Congratulations. Patty, that is awesome! Donna, have fun today. If you can spare one single minute, there might be an impossible calling your name. 🙂 It started by becoming a vegetarian. It wasn’t the goal it just sort of happened. I had wanted to cut down on the amount of animal products I was eating in order to lower my cholesterol, decrease blood pressure and lose weight. And it inspired a new goal and a new blog – lose 50 pounds by the time I turn 50. David, Is your whole family vegetarian? Just wondering, as I find myself cooking one meal for my family and something different for me. Patty, and David, it’s a challenge/opportunity looking at it from the outside. The thought of 10 years down the road… will the positive changes you’re making and have stuck with – and the amazing results in your overall wellbeing – will your new lifestyle influence those around you so only one meal is cooked? David, your goal is a great tag line or mantra. These are little things that actually cement the vision of why, what, how, where, when, etc. But at the end of the day, nothing replace slow and steady action. Nothing. The long way is the short cut. Go David, go! Not yet Patty. I would love for them to be but I’m not going to push them. I hope to set an example in such a way that they are compelled to make any necessary changes. 🙂 I don’t push my family either. Meals where there are two entrees they have the option to eat which ever they want. Patty, let our life be our message… filled with hope, faith, love, patience, example, results, happiness. David, it’s more semantics, I think, than anything. Are you hoping to set the example or hoping for them to change? I no longer hope to change. My language must be such that there is no doubt. For example, we can’t hope to win the war on terrorism. We MUST win. Make sense now? Second, yes, hope they will follow the lead you set. You can’t make them change. You can only hope. If you do what you say you’re going to do, odds increase exponentially… over a long time. Comments are closed.