Monday, January 16, 2012

Winter 2012 Boot Camp

What better way to start off a new year than with a new commitment to a fit and healthy lifestyle? A group of students at the Grove Park Inn Sports Complex is doing exactly that! Labet Pritchard has organized a new Boot Camp for the new year, filled with new challenges and new goals to be met. As Boot Camp kicked off, she offered her students a riddle to ponder as they started off their new program.....

Who Am I?
I am your constant companion.  
I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden.  
I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.

I am completely at your command.  
Half of the things you do you might as well turn 
over to me and I will do them - quickly and correctly.

I am easily managed - you must be firm with me. 
Show me exactly how you want something done 
and after a few lessons, I will do it automatically. 

I am the servant of great people,  
and alas, of all failures as well.  
Those who are great, I have made great.  
Those who are failures, I have made failures.  

I am not a machine though  
I work with the precision of a machine  
plus the intelligence of a person.  
You may run me for profit or run me for ruin - 
it makes no difference to me.  
Take me, train me, be firm with me, and  
I will place the world at your feet.  
Be easy with me and I will destroy you.  
Who am I? 

I am Habit.

(Taking that very first step is often the hardest part.)