When have I done Enough? When have I eaten Enough of the right things? When have I completed Enough workouts? The simple answer is never if you intend to get in shape, stay in shape and just be a healthy you. Your life ends exactly when it is supposed to, but you are responsible for giving yourself the very best chance of living the best one you can live.
Is there a magic number of oil changes you can get for your car before it runs for eternity with no issues? Is there a magic number of times you can sweep your floor before no more what-nots collect on it? Is there a magic number of times you go to work before you boss says you don’t have to do anything, but he will still send you a paycheck? You don’t have to get oil changes, but your car will rebel. You don’t have to sweep your floors, but the ecosystem that soon develops within your home will make you regret it. You don’t have to go to work, but you know how that story ends. Your body is no different. It requires regular and permanent maintenance for health. Part of that maintenance is also rest. Go ahead – work out twice a day, get down to that envied 15% body fat, and run yourself into the ground. Your heart will still give out, because you didn’t take rest as seriously as you made everything else.
Balance, people. It’s a good word. Exercise. Eat right. Rest. Play. Be quiet, and pay attention to life, to love, to your kids, to your family, to everything that makes you smile. Life is a beautiful thing, and it’s the only one you’ve got. Make it mean Enough to make the most you can every day you get to open your eyes.