Yesterday I was reading this quote and it really spoke to me it said “Take good care of your body because it’s the only home you have”.

Taking good care of ourselves and maintaining a physically fit lifestyle isn’t always easy. We often get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and of the lives around us and we neglect the one we should care for the most…ourselves.

For most of us, our lives revolve around work, our family, and friends. We deprive ourselves of much needed rest because we burn both ends of the candle trying to jungle everything that needs accomplished. We also tend to make poor food choices in our haste because our quick-paced world is full of fast food options that cater to busy lifestyles, but not good health. With all this hurrying and scurrying, we don’t make time for exercise and our minds and bodies become absorbed in the whirlwind around us in the form of stress…we need to stop abusing ourselves and treat our bodies not as a house, but as our home.

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.” ~Benjamin Franklin

Our bodies need proper nourishment, our bodies need physical exercise, our bodies need adequate rest and relaxation, and our bodies need stimulation of the mind to be at our very best… body, mind, and spirit. If we look at ourselves in the same terms as we would our home, maybe we would take better care of ourselves?

Can you remember when you bought your first home and how you selected all the cool stuff and colors for the walls. You even planted beautiful roses around your backyard. But like most as time goes on when start to forget to manage the yard and year after year it starts to diminish as what you had made so beautiful in the beginning. It’s just the same with our bodies, we neglect to trim the shrubs and pull the weeds and we become overgrown and out of control. We put on weight, we become stressed, and we become unhealthy.

“Most people come equipped by nature with all of the pieces of a puzzle necessary to enjoy life with excellent health, but by the time they get their career and family underway, most have not only managed to scramble the puzzle … they’ve actually lost some of the pieces” ~ Diane McLaren

Start putting your puzzle back together today…It’s not too late to begin to sort through each shape, find the lost pieces, and put them together to find the picture of excellent health. And remember…

“The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the walls of our own homes.” ~ Harold B. Lee