The bad news is that all the little health-related decisions we make throughout the day add up.
Every piece of candy, piece of office birthday cake, can of pop, glass of wine, second helping, or use of takeout can amount to pre-diabetes or diabetes, heart disease, and/or weight gain. Every decision to get the closest parking spot, use the closest washroom, to watch TV, to not exercise adds up over time. It takes you farther from health and the ability to participate in life as fully as you could.
BUT the good news is that all the little health-related decisions we make throughout the day add up!
Every time you forego the dessert, the extra wine, the second helping, or make your lunch instead of purchase it can amount to weight loss/weight maintenance, a healthy heart and a happier state of mind. Every decision to park far away, use the washroom that's up a flight of stairs, to go for a walk instead of watch TV and to exercise even just a couple times a week adds up over time. It takes you closer to health and the ability to participate in life as fully as possible.
So when you become discouraged, take solace in the little things. Be proud of snacking on vegetables instead of a muffin. Be proud of parking at the far end of the parking lot. Be proud of doing housework instead of watching TV. They may seem like little things, but little things add up.
"Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out," - Robert Collier.