I grew up in farm country and there is a lot that can be learned from the farmer who plants his seed in the spring. Much like the farmer who’s goal is to harvest a fruitful and flourishing crop, your goal would be to begin living health and fitness.
A farmer plants his seed in good soil and then he is prepared to tend to it, nourish it, weed it and patiently watch it come to fruition. In much the same way, if our goal is to lose weight, we also must be prepared to find a good seed of a plan and plant it, nourish it, guard against the weeds, and be patient as our plan begins to take root and flourish.
Let me ask you a question. Does the farmer who plants the seed today expect a full crop next Friday? The most logical answer is “of course not”. He knows that he must be patient and give the seed time to grow and produce. There again we must give our plan for living health and fitness time to take root in our every day life and grow into a lifestyle.
It stands to reason that the deeper the roots the better the results. We can not expect to half heatedly try this diet or that work out and expect great results. We must have a deep rooted commitment to do the workout or to follow the diet plan. I suggest that we take small steps toward our goals and celebrate each day’s success by committing to do it again tomorrow.
Be prepared for the weeds. Let me tell you, the weeds will come. The weeds of doubt, and impatience, can work their way into our lives and they will chip away at our commitment. If we do nothing to prevent them they will destroy our crop. We need to get rid of the weeds of self doubt and the weeds of impatience as soon as they show up. Don’t even give them a chance or they will take over your garden.