Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Do It To Feel It

Recently I was talking to a friend who felt like she should serve a religious mission. She shared with me how she felt like she should do it but she didn't feel "inspired" about it. She wasn't brimming with enthusiasm about the mission. Then she said once she started preparing, setting doctor appointments, interviews with her Bishop, and filling out the paperwork she started to feel it. She said,   

"Sometimes the feeling only comes after you do it. 
You have to do it to feel it."

Pretty smart for a 22 year old woman.

She is right. And I think it applies to taking care of our health. If you wait until something external motivates you it may be too late. But if you tell yourself that you want a healthy body, even if it means no more sour cream dip, fudge, or potato chips, and you start to do it, you will feel it. It is a positive cycle that takes on a life of it's own.

For those of you who are waiting for that big flash of inspiration I say:

You have to do it to feel it.

5 comments:

Kacy said...

This is exactly what I needed to hear today! Thanks!

Adrianne said...

I've been lurking about for a while, so just thought I'd tell you that 1) you look fantastic 2)I made your green shake this morning and LOVED it - as did my husband who was grossing out while watching me put in spinach and at first didn't even want to try it and 3)have the books on my library list. precept on precept...

mandbrid said...

I have to tell you - we've been making green smoothies. We LOVE them! I've been wanting to make them since you first started this blog but I didn't have a blender. WellI found a blender on clearance at Target a few weeks ago and now I've made them several times - my kids think they are fantastic and so does my husband. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jasmin said...

Yep, I'm a 21-year-old woman and say, she's right! ;)
The first few steps of starting something new seem always so hard, but then, as soon as it's flowing... it's flowing.
You're doing great!
Jasmin

Kimberly said...

I get this. Thanks for the thought.