After Lisa’s divorce, she needed some new zing in her life. It was time for a new car, and now without someone telling her what car she needed to buy, Lisa decided to get the car that she wanted to buy. She picked out a glossy, red convertible Mustang. Lisa could just see herself driving that handsome car. She needed something shiny and eye catching that was sure to turn heads.
With limited funds now, she didn’t always get the maintenance that was required for such a high powered car. Lisa worked long hours and getting it into the shop for even a basic oil change was simply neglected. The Mustang operated just fine, so she figured there was plenty of time for servicing the car as it got older.
One day, on her way to a friend’s lake house for a barbeque, Lisa’s prized car started sputtering and coughing. She had to pull over on the side of the road. It wouldn’t start back up either, so she called for a tow truck and had to ride back with the driver. Needless to say, she missed the barbeque and the fun day at the lake with friends.
When she got the prognosis from the mechanic, Lisa found that her negligence in simple maintenance had cost her big time. “Well, Mam, he said, if you had just kept the oil changed and took it in for regular check-ups they might have been able to detect this problem in the engine.” Her idea of postponing the maintenance had resulted in a big overhaul of the engine. Without regular oil changes and maintenance, even the best of cars will start to deteriorate.
Are you like Lisa? Do you ever postpone health checkups or your exercise regimen with the assumption that you will get to it in due time? Don’t keep putting it off until later, because one day, you may find yourself sputtering and coughing like Lisa’s neglected car.
The great thing about living a healthy lifestyle and not neglecting yourself is that not only are you preventing or delaying the onset of future health problems, but you are improving your outward appearance too. With healthy choices, you can always be sure that you look and feel shiny and brand new. Sleek, self confident, and beautiful, in a body that is sure to turn heads.
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