Tuesday, January 1, 2013

An Awesome Amazing Guy!

EJ Scott

My friend EJ is going blind. He has a degenerative eye disease called Choroideremia that will slowly take his sight. Most people haven't heard of Choroidermia because very few people actually get it. Unfortunately EJ is one of them.

But EJ has one of the strongest hearts I know. He doesn't lie down in a battle. Instead in 2012 he's running 12 marathons in 12 different states blindfolded in the hope of raising $144,000 to be finding a cure for Choroideremia. It's the best New Year's resolution I've heard yet!

Now what does this have to do with food you ask? Well other than giving a shout out to an awesome amazing guy, I bring this up because January 1st is a day dedicated to Change. We all plan to be better people and take care of ourselves better by eating "healthier" on January 1st, but for the most part a lot of people throw in the towel a week or two into it. Change is always easy in theory, but when it comes to changing patterns day in and out we realize that's where the true challenge lies.
But if you want things in your life to change, you must change things in your life. If you want to eat healthier, you need to become more conscious of what you eat.

Every bite has ramifications. But not in the restrictive way that most people think of when they think of "eating healthy."

Food if Fuel, it's the thing that powers your body so you can do all the things you want to do. Eating healthier gives you more strength to live out your dreams. We're all human, which means we all make mistakes (aka learning lessons), so if you give up cookies and then you have one don't throw in the
towel.
 
Instead think of EJ who is running 12 marathons. Because every finish line he crosses will be because he put one step in front of another in front of another.
Happy 2012! Here's to conscious thinking, eating well, and living out our dreams!!!

If you want to check out EJ's video on his 2012 marathon running (which you totally should) it's at http://www.aol.com/video/youve-got-ej-scott/517237998/

For more information on Choroidermia check out http://choroideremia.org

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