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One Bite At A Time
~Trey Tucker

I want to begin 2017 with a riddle.  If memory serves me correctly, I first heard this from head coach Ralph Spry, while I was a student assistant athletic trainer for the Auburn University Track Team, and it has stuck with me ever since.

What is one thing that is greater than God, more evil than the devil, the rich need it, the poor have it, and if you eat it you will die.

Any Ideas?  Seems like a lot to process.  you might be racking your brain trying to find an answer to everything all at once.  But what if you took a step back and looked at it a little differently.  Instead of trying to find the answer to all five parts, what if you just answer the first question. 

The answer to the riddle is nothing.  Nothing is greater than God.  Nothing is more evil than the devil.  The rich need nothing.  The poor have nothing.  If you eat nothing, you will die.  Most people I tell this to are stumped until I tell them to simply answer the first question, then the get it right away.

Now, what if we apply this same idea to our New Year’s resolutions.  After all, it is that wonderful time of the year when we list out all the things we are going to change about ourselves over the next 12 months.  Most people include health goals such as live healthier, work out more, eat better, lose weight, etc.  January comes around, and we try to fulfill those resolutions all at once.  We end up getting overwhelmed, frustrated, and eventually we give up.  But what if you just started out with the first goal: live healthier.  Then that might snowball into working out more, and eating better.  The next thing you know, it’s a new year and a new you!.  It is like another one of my favorite riddles: How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.  Don’t focus so much on the big picture, tat you end up getting scared and closing your eyes.  Just knock it out one bite at a time.

All of us in the Synergy family are here to help you be your best – not just in January – but all year long.  Whether it is taking care of that old injury that you use as an excuse to skip out on going to the gym, or a new injury that has occurred.  What ever it is, we are here for you.  So don’t get overwhelmed and frustrated by your New Year’s resolutions.  Just answer that first question, take one bite at a time, and remember, we are here to help you be the best you can be.