Published on December 19, 2020
Yes, it’s December and we’re two short weeks to the new year.
But with just 3 turns of the calendar pages, it’ll be March . . . and March 20 is spring!
. . . and just 3-1/2 weeks later is the following weekend is Passover and Easter.
THAT is how quickly the season is going to change.
Have you thought ahead to how you want your garden or home landscaping to look come the spring? If so, as my husband and I did, you’ve already done the work this fall because September-October is the best time for planting. You developed a plan of what you want to accomplish and how you want your garden or home landscaping to look. Then, you got the supplies and tools you needed and performed the actions (digging, seeding, nutrient feeding) necessary to get the job done.
In my case, my husband I had a landscaper re-do the entire front of our house in October, planting azaleas, hydrangeas, and crape myrtle trees. Come the spring, we’re looking forward to seeing beautiful displays of pink, white and red popping up all along the front of our house.
Changing one’s body and health is much the same.
How do you want to look and feel in just a few months in the spring? You need a vision or plan of where you want to go and how you want your body to look. Then you need to complete the steps and put forth the effort on a daily basis to make it happen.
Dieting is like gardening in another aspect as well.
Have you ever driven by a yard that was once lovely and filled with fabulous flowers, only to see this very same yard overrun with weeds and in a state of disarray? Maybe the owners got tired of taking care of their garden and no longer cared, or maybe someone new bought the house and was unaware of what was required for the upkeep of that yard. In either case, without continued proper care, it will not look as good as it could and will eventually wither and die.
Gardening requires more than one day of simply planting bulbs and flowers. Once we see the landscaping that we planned come to bloom, we know that to maintain it will require regular watering, weeding and trimming.
Same goes for your body.
If you don’t do the work to build a healthy body and then continue performing the same healthy actions, you too may literally die on the vine.
So take look in the mirror, then take a quick look in your fridge and kitchen cabinets. Are they filled with things that are going to hinder your progress, over-feed your body and cause you to die on the vine before ever blooming? If so, isn’t it time to do some spring cleaning?