"Real success is a holistic thing, and it isn't going to happen when you feel like crap all the time. It's unrealistic to assume you'll never have a glass of wine again, so rather than trying to eliminate everything that isn't perfectly healthy for you, identify your worst habits and work on those while allowing yourself other vices here and there. It's not about achieving perfection, it's just about facilitating your health so that you can get out of your own way." Brianna Wiest
In a nation of excess it is hard to image that many of us are managing our most unhealthy habits. This of course is proven by the employment numbers of 1 out of every 5 jobs in America attached to the sickness industry!
I know we have all heard and probably said, "everything in moderation," unfortunately everyone's definition of moderation is different. So, who defines moderation?
Just take the four top drugs in America - Sugar - Caffeine - Alcohol - Nicotine. Depending on which expert or government study you read there will be as many different answers as there are individuals or organizations.
It is not an easy solution. If you notice also these top four drugs also come with an addiction problem. Yes, addiction!
Another challenge is we all know a person that is the exception to the rule, right.
The person that ate nothing but Honey Buns, consumed 10 cups of coffee each day, drank a fifth of bourbon by lunch 7 days a week, and smoked 5 packs of unfiltered cigarettes per day since the age of 5 and still never went to doctor or hospital their entire life of 125 years.
Hopefully, we are smart enough not to live our life by the exception! Come on and give me a YES!
What you feed your body you feed your brain!
Yes, we do have such a thing as a blood-brain barrier but it is not a solid wall but more like cheese cloth. You are what you eat from your head to your toes.
Based on that reality what are you willing to continue to put into your body?
If you knew that everything you ate, drank or inhaled was going to have an impact on every second of your day what would you eliminate or make an occasional indulgence vs something of moderation?
We were created given Free Will!! We can choose how we will live out our days. Most people will choose Surviving Health - going to do what feels good - eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow I die, hanging on to the bitter end! Remember, please don't base your decision on the exception.
I know there are some of us that want Thriving Health!
We make decisions driven by our desire to excel and get and give the best we have, all that we have so that we leave a legacy.
If we want this then we must learn to manage our most unhealthy habits by moving them to the occasional event!