By Mike Audette
Something I've always wondered about the Jedi was how they always seemed to be in tip top shape no matter how old they were. Was it from the constant training and practicing of Lightsaber combat as well as hand-to-hand combat? Was it just because of their natural connection to The Force? They way the move in action always seems so effortless.
I've always seemed to have issues with my weight since I was growing up and I always wished that I looked like a Jedi, whether it be Obi-Wan Kenobi in his fight against Jango Fett on Kamino or Luke Skywalker swinging through the trees on Dagobah with Yoda.
The words of Master Yoda often ring true in all of our lives.
"A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind."
As I begin a new weight loss journey, I now have the strength and appreciation that I need to see it through to the end. I've had successes in the past, one semester in College in particular where I lost 40 pounds, which gives me the motivation I have now that I know I have the ability in me to achieve my ultimate goals.
Whether its something like living a healthier lifestyle, working harder in school, or just a home improvement project you have set for yourself. It is never a bad idea to take a minute and think, "How would Yoda help me with this problem?"
In the end it's all about what's inside yourself and if you believe it to be true.
May The Force Be With You...