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Do You Have The Vision?

Posted: June 13, 2006

It’s been awhile since I’ve given you a success story, so I thought it was about time. Actually, it really is about time! Time and keeping commitments. Do you take the time to work on your body? Are you really committed to it? Do you have the vision?

The following people do. In fact, when I look at why some reach their goals and others don’t, it’s that these people just don’t quit. It seems to be the difference between them and other people who struggle.

They’re committed. I can count on seeing them if not daily, then at least 4-5 times a week. They’ve made it a pattern that they just don’t break. It’s a habit now. It’s part of a lifestyle that’s giving them better health.

Today I talked with a client who told me he just hit a milestone. He’s done to 250 now! He was over 300 pounds. He looks great and feels better than ever.

He said he can’t believe it. That first day, after just one minute on the elliptical, he thought he was going to die! Now, just six months later, he’s doing 30 minutes. And not just on the beginning level, but up a bunch of levels!

He’s like clockwork. And it’s not easy for him, either. He works 3rd shift, and usually comes in after work. Sure he’s tired, but he gets it done. And you know what? He’s got more energy now than ever before. God truly made us fearfully and wonderfully. Our bodies can turn around, if we’ll just give them a chance!

I also recently spoke with another client who’s pretty happy with her progress. She’s down a couple of dress sizes, and even bought the last one a little tight so she’d have some incentive!

She says she just feels better. She can do so much more than she did when she started. And get this. She says “This is for life.” Her words, not mine. But I wish I’d said them. She’s committed. She sees it. She’s caught the vision. And I see her every morning—before she goes in to work!

In Proverbs, it says “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Another translation says, “When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is happy.” Proverbs 29:18.

There are certain laws our bodies are subject to. Eat more than you burn, and don’t exercise, and your body will run wild (get fat). Start watching what you eat, and start exercising, and your body gets better (and you get happy).

Now I’m not claiming to have a special revelation or anything but it sure seems like divine guidance to me: “TAKE BETTER CARE OF YOURSELF!” Make a commitment. Can you catch the vision?