Friday, March 5, 2010


Ready to leap? Yesterday we talked about five steps you could take to improve your health if you aren't quite ready to leap. In the interest of equality, let's talk about leaps. Leaps are not for the meek or mild. Leaps require bravery, commitment and internal fortitude. Leaps often happen at the moment when you've finally, completely and without doubt had enough. I suspect everyone, at one point or another, has made a leap. Some leap out of airplanes, some move to the other side of the country, some leave unhealthy relationships, some quit smoking, some lose weight. If you haven't ever leapt, give one of these a try. They are all leaps designed to improve your health.

Leap 1: Eliminate all sugar from your diet. Ellen leapt!
Leap 2: Eliminate all processed foods from your diet.
Leap 3: Exercise every day, without fail.
Leap 4: Commit to 8 hours of sleep each night. Zzzzzzzzz...
Leap 5: Give up meat.

There are two great things about leaps... The first is the moment right before you leap, the adrenaline, the bravado and excitement. The second is each and every moment after you leap and you win the battle against the 'anti-leap' and regression into your pre-leap world. That battle, by the way, is all in your head. The lizard brain, the demon, the gremlin (the voices who fear change).

Our suggestion? Go for it. Leap. As Wayne Gretzky said, "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

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