The Dawn of a New Day (You)

If you read my post from January 1, 2011 you will remember the picture that showed a terrific skyline, the American flag and the words New Year, New Day, New You.  I am holding true to that theory as today was the dawn of a new day again.  The beauty of life is that there is always tomorrow and even when there isn't a tomorrow you life's work will live on with family and friends and thus allow them to savor in the memories of what you brought to life.

As many of you know I have a small business called Marathon Makeover North Dallas and we turn couch potatoes into marathoners.  I bring this up because while that is the national name of the business the LLC was founded under the name Honu Way To Live.  Honu is a Polynesian term for turtle.  I fell in love with the turtle when I was in Hawaii 4 years ago.  They are an incredible animal in that they carry the weight of the world on their shoulders but they don't stop moving.  Do they move at the fastest pace?  No, but they keep moving just like life.  Life will always keep moving.  In a sense it also is how I think of the business of Marathon Makeover.  Honu can be pronounced as Whole New --- so essentially it is a Whole New Way To Live.  Changing people's mindsets about healthy living and getting them involved in this lifestyle and it doesn't only pertain to couch potatoes.  It can be used for seasoned athletes as well.  We can have a tendency to get stuck in routine and need change or a Honu Way To Live.  Maybe it's just through changing what you have for breakfast or changing a workout routine but it will spark creativity and allow you to live.

I am asking you today to make one change to your life.  Big or small it doesn't matter.  Maybe you smile more at strangers or say good morning to a stranger.  Maybe instead of toast and coffee for breakfast you switch to granola and tea.  Make a change and see how that helps your life and then let me know what you did as I love to read these things.

I will leave you with this.  This is a time-lapse of a flower blooming in Hawaii.  It is only 2 minutes long so you have time to watch it, but think about what this flower is going through.  Opening itself up to the world.

Hope you and yours have a  great day today.

Keep Smiling!

Jason Bahamundi

About the Author:

I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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