I saw this quote today and I found it relevant. I feel as though many of us fall into the trap of using the excuse that since others are doing or not doing something, it somehow makes that acceptable for us. If this was the case, it would be easy to look around and see that the majority of our society is either suffering from some type of disease associated with poor nutrition or lack of exercise. There are some of these issues that cannot be fixed with nutrition and fitness and those are not what I am talking about. I am talking about the majority of issues that ARE caused by lack of exercise and healthy eating habits. This to me is the exact same definition that should be associated with being “Lazy”. It isn't easy doing CrossFit 3x/week. It isn't easy making smart choices when it comes to what we put into our bodies. I would also be cautious not to overlook how “easy” it would be to have to deal with some of the problems associated with NOT eating right and NOT exercising. The cost associated with multiple doctors visits/month and co-pays for the mountain of medication you need to take to control some of these health issues. I wish someone would do a study on those that spend all their time working at the cost of their health and how much they actually end up getting to keep after they take all of their hard-earned cash and put it towards their medical bills. Don't get me wrong, I am all for and fully condone, a hard work ethic. I don't think you can put a price on what that will do for a person's character. However, there needs to be a balance between work and home. I am often guilty of not balancing this correctly and it isn't easy to do at times. I challenge you this month to find that balance and see how it will positively affect your mood. I truly believe that our purpose is to be able to live the longest, healthiest life possible so that we can spend the most time with our families and continue to contribute in positive ways within our society. With a little discipline, we can all push the lower than acceptable life expectancy numbers to the right, where they should be.