Because I hit the scale every morning and depending on what it says, I let it influence my mood.
I’m writing this to convince myself it’s not about the number on the scale. It’s how I feel every moment of every day. How I treat my body. How I eat. How I workout. How I sleep. How I rest. How I live.
This is what matters.
It’s not about how I look in the mirror. Nor about how my clothes fit (because it’s hard to find clothes that fit me and look good on me unless it’s workout gear).
It’s all in the mind. It’s accepting me, and how God designed my body and being done with it. There’s no manipulation.
The only control is the day-to-day activities/fuel I do/feed myself.
These little decisions that add up in big ways.
So stop playing the game society tells you to play.
Remember your blessings. Remember your blessings. Remember your blessings.
You have life. You have your family. You have your pets. You have your health. You are unlimited in mobility. Unlimited in life. In career. In what you want to do. You live in a country of choice. You have a purpose. A reason. A gift.
I now realize why a lot of people fail diets, exercise, New Year’s Resolutions, and any other challenge they face.
Because it’s hard work.
I keep a journal of what went well on that day, areas I can grow, and what I learned and this is what I learned yesterday.
I ate really well yesterday until dinner time. My husband cooked a really good dinner and I ate too much. But it was really good! Grilled chicken, sweet potatoes, garlic bread, and broccoli and cauliflower.
Today is a new day.
I get to start over!
Could you imagine if we didn’t have days and nights and we’d be stuck on the same day (If you lived on Venus, the day would last 5, 832 hours! That’s 243 Earth days!).
This is like everything in life.
If you fail (as we all do every day of our lives), you get to start over! Quite frequently in fact.
Try this next time you fail at a meal: start over on the next meal. It’s another opportunity to get it right. And if we get it right 80% of the time, we’ll still meet our goals. Don’t get frustrated and throw in the towel and proclaim, “Well, that didn’t work!” One step at a time. Always.
Try this with anything in life.
Failing is ok.
Quitting is not ok.
Learn from your mistakes and attack the next time with a vengeance!