of us started the New Year fully committed to making long overdue
lifestyle changes. We assured ourselves that we'd finally lose those
surplus pounds, exercise more regularly and get more rest. The
demands of daily life, however, may have already worn our resolve
thin after just a few months. How then shall we find the will to continue?
Albert Schweitzer provided insight when he said: "In everyone' s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit."
When you get discouraged, your best strategy for rekindling your inner spirit is to find and read the stories and comments of others who are committed to fitness. You can read about others’ successful efforts here. You can also join the AARP Fat 2 Fit online community and receive daily encouragement and fitness tips.
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