1. constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind.
2. Law. the degree of care and caution required by the circumstances of a person.
3. Obsolete. care; caution.
I mean think about it. It's one thing to have perseverance in life and to keep trying and keep going, but if you add to that thought, diligence, then you're putting in that extra effort as you keep going along. Constant and Earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; Persistent exertion of body or mind...Hello!!! Isn't that what we're doing here? Isn't it better to be diligent in what you do, instead of just floating through life? I mean if we all just floated along, we'd soon end up looking like a bunch of billowy clouds...lol...and who wants to be all round, lumpy and bumpy of figure?
A great example of Diligence are my two ladies Val & Rose who are staying ever diligent on The Memorial Day Challenge. Both have a goal and are using diligence to get there. Day in and day out they are constantly making choices that will help them accomplish in earnest what they are trying to accomplish...and you know there's a whole lot of exertion of body and mind going on there. They're the very definition of diligence...and I know they will continue to persevere at being diligent. LOL...ok, that last bit was a bit much, but I know they will, even if I do write dorky blogs...and I did get my point across.
Eating was authorized, but once again a bit late in the evening for my taste, and I really had way to much protein I feel. I woke up and all the chicken I had eaten last night was still in my stomach, or at least that's how it felt. I will instead eat earlier and get my work-outs in at night on top of my lunchtime work-outs. And I must, I must, I must go to bed earlier...I'm just not feeling rested and it's really starting to effect me. Don't worry, I'm still eating my authorized meals, exercising, drinking my water, and taking my vitamins, but it's starting to get harder by the day the longer I go without proper sleep. So I will be diligent and get that much needed rest and schedule my work-outs and my dinners earlier... more importantly, I will stick to that schedule!
Ok, I'm off to my next meal of the day...make it a Great One!