We experience many obstacles in life, including some that get in the way of our health and fitness. The first step in overcoming obstacles is to recognize and acknowledge them. While we may be able to readily identify some of our personal obstacles (e.g., those running shoes are not within my budget), others such as our own attitudes may be less apparent.
In her best-selling book, Lean In, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg writes, “Knowing that things could be worse should not stop us from trying to make them better.” Sandberg was referring to how women are treated far better in the Western world than in many other regions of the world; yet, she states that Western women should expect and demand better (e.g., equal pay, respect and high-ranking positions on par with men) rather than settle for less than they deserve. [Read more…]