Humble Beginnings

My dad always said, “Be humble.”

Striving for better health is often a humbling experience because, let’s face it, most of the time it involves change.  And, change is difficult.


Change takes hard work, commitment and accepting the potential risk of failure.  But, anything worth gaining requires effort, devotion and perseverance. While some of these elements may stir up negative feelings, none of them are inherently negative. Hard work often pays off. Commitment can offer stability. Failure highlights a need to try a different strategy.

So, perhaps it’s time for a different strategy? 

Change can be scary and lead to complacency.  On the flip side, overcoming fears can be empowering.

Change doesn’t have to happen overnight.  In fact, gradual shifts in patterns and behaviours are often more enduring.  

Betterment is a big project that can be broken down into smaller, more manageable tasks.  There’s also often a lot of trial and error. 
Everybody is unique, each person’s circumstances creating a different set of challenges and obstacles to surmount.


This is my story of striving for change towards a life of movement, in both body and spirit. After all, the separation of these is artificial and one always effects the other.

I hope it will inspire your own story to evolve.

Janey Marshall