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“… I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore CHOOSE life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days…” Deuteronomy 30:19-20.

We are advised to cling to God because He is life and the length of our days. Without God, it is impossible to gain the wisdom needed to apply health knowledge to each unique situation. Plus only God knows about the mental strongholds that may be sabotaging all good intentions – and only he gives the power to take them down!

It’s all about choice.

I read once that every day, we have to make over 200 choices that impact our health and weight…choices like what to eat, whether to exercise, how to respond to stressful situations, and others we encounter each day.

I wonder how many I’d count. 30? 60? 80? 100? Maybe I’ll count tomorrow… if I remember.

The scary thing is that I think I make these health choices without thinking about them…influenced by advertising, other people, or just simply repeating the habits of my past.

Counting them may not be easy… being as I’m mindless when it comes to how I make health choices each day.

On the bright side… I’ve got between 78-200 opportunities every day that can change your health for the better. Every choice moves me closer to where I want to be. That is…if I choose wisely.

Tomorrow I want to make a conscious decision to choose life regarding my health. I am deciding that I am going to be more determined to be strong and healthy no matter what. And then I will seek God’s wisdom in every choice that I make. That way, I can live to the fullest and inspire others to do the same.

Freedom is man’s capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves. ~ Rollo May

Freedom is a beautiful thing when we choose well but when choosing poorly it can be life threatening. It seems that the nation is in the middle of an economic disaster. Yet, as I drove through town today I couldn’t help but notice all the parking lots and drive thru window of the local fast food restaurants. They are jammed packed with those who have not made health a priority. I could have easily fallen prey to the call of a burger, burrito or some fries too! I was late getting home from taking my son to meet my dad and thought I was hungry. Fast food seemed to be the answer. But I was triumphant and drove home for some fish and Thai soup.

The choice is mine to choose to have a longer more productive life enjoying family, friends and the things I love.

Today I got early and attended a meeting… I came home and eat oatmeal for breakfast… I got through some e-mails and bills and took my daughter to the eye doctor… I ran around the doctors’ offices trying to get paper work done… took the kids and I to the chiropractor… entertained a few extra kids… gave one Shiatsu adjustment… drove a couple hours delivering my son… returned home… ate dinner… and blogged. Now I think I’ll head to bed.

Good health is a choice and I hope that we all make it a priority while we still have the freedom and ability to do so. I’m working on making it a priority for me.


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