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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

100 Day Challenge - Day 77 - Trim the Sails

When people say they want to lose weight or get fit and healthy, they usually mean that they want to be happy. Being out of shape, tired and sick makes them unhappy.

But happiness and total health is more than just looking good on the outside. It is more than just achieving your physical goals.

There are four sails on your ship - physical, emotional, financial and spiritual. Sometime we focus all our energy into one area of our lives and the others suffer. You need all four sails to cross the open sea.

Imagine the successful businessman who has financial security but is overweight and rapidly approaching a heart attack.

Imagine the person with spiritual insight and a sense of purpose in his life but can't afford to pay the rent.

Imagine having the body of your dreams but having no friends or family to share it with.

Think today on the four sails of your life. If you are only looking after one sail, then you are not going to get to your destination when the storms hit.

  • Hug your kids, listen to your soul, save a few pennies, and go for a walk.

The simple prescription for happiness and total health.


  1. another great post Katie. I was just thinking along these lines this morning! :)

  2. WOW,this is a beautiful way to think of sails. I feel my spirit side gets neglected a lot because maintaining my weight loss is always in the forefront. Need to find a good book that will help me with this. Any suggestions?