–verb (used with object), be·got or ( Archaic ) be·gat; be·got·ten or be·got; be·get·ting.
(especially of a male parent) to procreate or generate (offspring).
to cause; produce as an effect: a belief that power begets power. }}
No, not baguette, or regret but beget. If you were "raised up" in church you have heard this word in the lineage of the folks in the Bible. There it means #1 to procreate or generate offspring. That is where I was introduced to the word.
Yesterday, as I was cleaning house, I contemplated the other meaning. #2 To cause, produce as an effect. One thing causes another and to me I like to think of it as, one thing helps to produce another as in this action is born of the one before. Cleaning house for instance. I am not a lover of the cleaning but I do love a clean house. I find that cleaning my house begets cleaning my house. Getting it done, makes me want to keep doing it so I don't lose the efforts I have already made.
I like to think of my exercise and healthy eating in the same way. Exercising begets healthy eating and Healthy eating begets exercise. I have come to realize that it is helpful for me to link these today and use them to feed off each other. I also realized something else that was helpful to me yesterday. The trinity of weight loss - or the trinity of change - for me is getting the mental game, the eating and the exercise all headed in the same direction and keeping them heading that way.
Duh, right? but I have tried it other ways. Thinking, okay, I'm gonna work on my eating and then when that is going better I will start exercising. Or after I get the walking down, then the diet will need to change. Soooo many times I have tried to do one without the other. So now I am very focused on the Trinity of Change. Mentally motivated and dealing with the emotional reasons I overeat, Exercising to improve my health, energy and weight, Eating well, very well, to provide my body with wonderful nutrients and protect it from harmful choices - unnatural foods and unhealthy foods. (Note: I am still working on the exercise part but yesterday was a good breakthrough)
I know this is the right way to do it. I know one will beget the other and so on and so on...I'm not waiting on the planets to align but I am lining things out as best I can, in my own way. I know there is no perfection, but there is a way to live where I am setting myself up for success, where good things will beget more good things.
Begets? I have had a few, and now, I'm looking for a few more!