Don’t Let the Fire Fizzle
There’s something almost magical about the beginning of a new year – it inspires new dreams and expectations in all of us! A new year is like uncharted territory! It’s a chance to make a fresh start, to explore our possibilities…to conquer bad habits and become better people! We glimpse our own great potential and make plans to accomplish wonderful things!
But what happens to those resolutions? How does that “iron will” of New Year’s Day begin to show signs of “rust” after just a few weeks – and totally turn to mush by March? How can we stay motivated and keep our resolutions alive?
Here’s an email we received, and it’s not the first of its kind:
“I have a real problem staying mentally focused and motivated. Maybe I need to meditate, but I’m sure getting me to do that would be the same. I just get easily side-tracked. I even have trouble in the same regard keeping up with medicine, vitamins, treatments, etc. I guess I’m just lazy.
“Anyway, even though I saw great effects quickly, I soon fell back into lethargy. I wish it were not so, but it seems to be a thread that runs throughout.
“If you have a solution for that, bless you. I think it’s a character flaw.”
For this discouraged friend – and others who may be feeling the same way – here are some thoughts and suggestions:
First, we should decide whether certain things are worth doing–or not. Sometimes we waste so much of our time on things that really don’t benefit us in the long run. And yet we seem to have such a hard time doing the things we KNOW are good for us! It makes sense that if an activity will have a definite positive effect on our life, it would be a good idea to invest the time to make it PART of our lives.
Take brushing your teeth, for example. Is it better to invest the time, toothpaste and inconvenience in doing it at least twice each day or to suffer the consequences of NOT doing it? (gum disease, bad breath, cavities, etc.) I think the answer is pretty obvious…the benefits to be gained far outweigh the “cost” of the time involved. Most people wouldn’t think of NOT brushing their teeth! They understand the immediate as well as the long-range rewards. There’s the immediate reward of having clean teeth and fresh breath, plus the long-range reward of less cavities.
Oxycise! is a similar kind of habit. It’s something that needs to be done on a daily basis. It’s something that will produce long-range as well as immediate benefits. Like brushing your teeth, it’s just a matter of forming a daily habit. It does require some time on your part, but compared to what you GET for your time it’s a real bargain!
Consider some of the consequences of NOT doing Oxycise!
- Staying overweight and unhealthy
- Low energy
- Low self-esteem
- Trouble finding nice clothes that fit
- Weight-related health problems: hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, cancer (many types are more prevalent in the obese), etc.
Now consider the immediate and long-term results of spending just 15 minutes a day on yourself with Oxycise!
- Lose weight and inches
- Live longer
- Get an aerobic workout — without leaving home and in less time
- than traditional forms of exercise
- Burn calories faster than traditional exercise
- Boost your metabolism
- Improve your energy
- Get rid of cellulite
- Lower your set point weight
- Improve your circulation
- Lower your resting heart rate
- Increase your strength and endurance
Every morning (while you are brushing your teeth) think about these consequences. Is it worth the effort? You decide!