Monday, June 9, 2008

Do You Have ADHD?

If you don't have ADHD you need it to become a healthier and/or trimmer person! Now don't start shaking your head and thinking I've lost my mind. People can't just decide they want ADHD and get it all on their own, can they? Yes, you can. It's all in the mind!

I'm not talking about the ADHD where you are "bouncing off the walls" and can't keep your mind on tasks at hand. I'm talking about Attitude, Diligence, Habit and Determination.

I'm going to rearrange the words a little while talking about them because they really need to be approached in reverse order on your trip to a healthier life style.

The first step needs to be DETERMINATION. You have to really want to become a healthier person. Some of you have been faced with a medical situation that has made you need to become healthier but without the determination (the want), it just won't happen. Some of you just want to be healthier in order to feel better not just physically but mentally. Without determination this can't happen. If you've already started on this trip and are continuing through with it, then that is the first step in getting to your destination. You must be determined that you are going to succeed.

The second stage of your journey is HABIT. We must all break a few old habits and form new ones in order to become better people. By better people I mean healthier and happier people. Habits are hard to break and even harder to form but if you are determined, you can do it. Learn what the old habits of overindulgence and incorrect food choices were and change them. Find out what exercises are best for you and your life style and stick to them. You must do this one small step at a time in order to be successful. Remember a journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step.

The third stage is DILIGENCE. If you don't stick to your new habits you are never going to reach the end of your journey. We have to be diligent with our food choices and with our exercise choices. Oh, now and then we waver and make a wrong turn. You know what it's like to turn left instead of right and sometimes begin to wonder where you are? Well, that can happen to us on this trip too, but with diligence we know we have to get back on the right road. Unless you turn around and get headed back in the right direction you'll never reach you destination. You must persevere.

And last, but by no means least is ATTITUDE. What kind of attitude have you adopted on this trip? Do you have a blase' attitude or do you have a gung-ho attitude? Blase' attitudes will get us by in any situation and sometimes just "by the skin of our teeth." But we need to have a gung-ho attitude. We need to change our mental posture in order to be proud of our exterior posture. We need to be proud of what we are doing and what we have accomplished. Show your attitude on this journey by strutting a little (and I don't mean physically). Show everyone around you that you're proud of what you have done and proud of whom you're becoming. I've said in a couple of my other posts that you have to have the right mind set to accomplish this mission. And by that I mean attitude. When your attitude changes, all around you change as well. If others see your positive, gung-ho attitude towards your new life style, they'll be happy for you and proud of your accomplishments as well. They won't want you to change back to the old self because they will like your new attitude towards yourself now. And who knows you might inspire someone else to become a healthier person as well. Attitude is everything. Be proud of what you are doing and who you are becoming.

And when you finally get to where you are headed do strut a little because you deserve it, you can be proud to be you!!

Now let me ask you again. Do you have ADHD?

(This was inspired by Pattie and her June contest on Attitude.)


Donna said...

Ooh, these are great! :) Thanks for sharing!

Look at your weight loss! You are just trekking right along. I'm so proud of you, I wish I had as much determination and all that...

sigh, I will be back soon. Once we get an intern here, I think I'll have some more time to breathe at work. Until then, keep blogging. I love to hear the latest in Deborah's world. =)

MaryFran said...

Well put! You hit the nail on the head with that post.

Pattie said...

What can I say? I LOVE this! You captured just what I was looking for! :-)

I hope everyone follows the link from my blog to this post because it's a MUST-READ! Thank you.

angienicholas said...

I agree with every one else. This post is weight loss to a T. You have put it in such amazing words. I think that every one needs to follow these examples and I know that I will definetly try to when I get back to my weight loss. Thats cool that your not far from sparky. I am in Ottawa Ontario. And ya I feel like I am ready to pop at any time. Had a few more cramping last night but nothing more since then. Thanks again for the constant support and for the inpsiring writing. I like reading what you have to say. Angie

Cammy said...

Pardon the noise from my printer. I thought I would let this post print while I told you how wonderful it was! Of all the elements you listed, I most strongly believe (now) in attitude being the biggest differentiator. I love how you captured its importance here!

Sparky said...

Spectacular! :)

Candace said...

Love the post - and I'm all about doing thing bass ackwards. That may be another lable though.

Twix said...

Love this new defenition! :D