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If Only

Updated: Apr 17, 2019

It's been a week since my last post and I've not updated on my journey since that time, so let me do so now.

Missing in Action!

Yes, I may have been Missing from here, but I can promise you it's been due to being in Action. I've been extremely busy in my fitness classes - teaching and all the other things that go with them such as social media postings, admin work and more, but also in my schooling.

I'm spending almost all of the time that I'm not doing Studio 4 the Willing® things, with my head in the books. It's paying off! I'm about 1.5 - 2 weeks ahead of schedule and I am learning so much! SO MUCH!

I have a confession.

I'm a little overwhelmed.

Not at that curriculum or the amount of work, but with all that I'm learning. It's overwhelming because it is such vital – life/death-important-information – that I want to shout it from the top of my lungs, I want everyone to grasp it by me simply saying, "Please do this and please don't do that." However, that thinking is not rational.

Everywhere I look I see people whose lives could be drastically changed if only.

If only they knew.... If only they'd do.... If only they'd listen to me. If only they'd believe me. If only they'd walk in discipline. If only they would make some drastic changes in their lifestyles regarding healthy living, eating, doing. IF ONLY!

It's hard because I look on social media, in my classes, at my neighbors, at my family and I want to wiggle my nose and have everyone be filled with the same knowledge I'm receiving. I want them all to have the same determination to live healthy that I have (and that is constantly growing within me as I continue to learn and digest the knowledge.)

How will I make a difference? I'm only one person.

Who will take what I say and make the changes needed? Who will actually stick with it? Have I bitten off more than I can chew? What if the only person who benefits is myself? People are dying before they should and don't even now it and I expect that lil ole me can impact them? I WANT to, but how can I? It seriously brings me to tears. It's hard. It's heavy. It's weighty.

When I stop a moment to breathe, that's when I realize why I'm here. Why I'm doing what I'm doing. My entire purpose and calling is to influence others to live happier, healthier, more fulfilled lives and by engulfing myself in this knowledge, I will be able to do that even if it's only one person at a time.

I WILL do it.

If only...

from Dr Michael Greger's book, How Not to Die

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