The “C” Word

Its been a few weeks since I’ve posted, but now I’m in the mood to sound off. Now that you’re deep into the nutritional challenge, you may be rethinking whether the whole thing is worth it. Maybe you aren’t getting the results you had hoped for. Maybe you are dilly-farting around and not really following your eating plan. Maybe you’re following it, but not EVERY meal;  maybe you take a break on weekends and eat pasta and drink beer. So, let me ask you a personal question. Are you committed to cleaning up your eating?  Or are you half-assed?  If you are not getting results, then you’ve got to change something until you do. I have no patience for people who piss and moan about crappy results but balk at the idea of doing what it takes.  I bet a lot of you are pretty damn successful people and have accomplished fairly impressive things. Maybe you have college degrees; money in the bank; possibly raised a kid or two without having them land in prison or working as a pole dancer. I bet more than a few of you have good careers. How did you make these things happen? Did you sit around thinking about it and then “BAM” the goods manifested out of thin air? Or did you take steps to MAKE THINGS HAPPEN?

Start thinking about your health like you think about other important aspects of your life and COMMIT. Decide what it takes for you, put your head down and JUST DO IT. Stop thinking so hard; string together actions and soon they become habits. Tweak it here and there and soon enough you’re where you want to be. There is a quote: “There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstances permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”

See what happens when your kids go and leave home and you have no one to lecture? Jeez.



By | 2016-11-06T21:38:28+00:00 February 23rd, 2014|Nutritional Corner|2 Comments


  1. Jennifer Matesa February 24, 2014 at 12:37 am - Reply

    When I started P90X three years ago I learned the following formula: Willingness + Effort = Results. … Re: commitment, I like that you bring up raising kids. Most of us won’t give up on our kids, we’ll get up in the middle of the night and take care of them when they’re sick, we’ll help with homework and drive them around Robin Hood’s Barn to get them to soccer practice or birthday parties … but we’ll give up on ourselves. I’ve had to learn to be the mother to myself that I am to my kid. Thanks for this.

    • Marla Fulton February 24, 2014 at 10:10 am - Reply

      Jen. EXACTLY! I schlepped my kids all over pilar and post during high school since NOT doing it wasn’t an option in my mind. I knew they needed me to be present and engaged. None of us will acheive optimal health until we realize we are worth the same level of caring and committment. Greatly appreciate your comment.

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