Only you control what you eat and how often you exercise. When I was working on my wellness last year, I used a personal mantra "Only I can control it." I realized that there were some things I could not control in life but one thing I could control was every morsel that I put in my mouth and the frequency with which I laced up my running shoes and hit the street or did my crunches or pumped iron.
I was reminded of this importance of personal responsibility for one's own wellness when reading an article yesterday in the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Cindy Creasy's All You Can Eat column. Cindy attended a presentation that my friend Kim Williams and I gave to a small networking group of women this past Saturday. The topics were taking steps toward vegetarianism and the benefits of following a vegetarian diet. The article appropriately ended with a great quote from Kim:
"I feel like it's really empowering. Just by changing your diet, you can make a change in your health."
How true! Remember, You Can Control It and ONLY You Can Control It. Take the first step today. You will feel empowered and will be making a positive change in your health.