Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Put down that fork and walk away.... slowly.

Here we are in February and I wonder about all those people who jumped on the "I'm going to lose weight" bandwagon on January 1st.  I know I've said it over and over.  Stress eating has, well let's say, reshaped me quite a bit over the last several years. I told my kids I'm not doing that anymore.  Well, since my joyous revelation of "I can do this" I've gained six extra pounds! haha. It's well known among my friends that I'm a chocolate freak and a coffee fiend.  I could give those up, but I'm not going to. But, I can give up doughnuts, cakes, and pies. It's not that I cook these. No, I am blessed to live with family and friends around me that lavish my children with fabulous desserts.  That cake above... my mom's wonderful creation. We have such sweet people that stop by just to drop off love disguised as cookies and such. So, I've decided to once again release the skinny me that's been so long trapped inside the... misshapen me.  Fifty pounds.  That's all I have to conquer to feel like me again. It's not about being skinny, it's about my health. My back is in terrible condition and the docs have told me the weight loss will help. Plus, standing on the other side of 40 years old, you just start seeing that life's about all the love around you, and I don't want to miss out on one minute of it!

Over and over we all set ourselves up for failure where our health is concerned.  Not just weight... everything. We simply don't take the time to care for ourselves. Guess what? It's more than okay, to be selfish and take time to better yourselves. The little changes each day.  Life changes. I refuse to be unhealthy and blame it on stress. Every choice I make is my choice.  Why not choose me over everything that could destroy me? Sounds so simple, yet it's so hard. The greatest gift we have is the chance to do things right each day.  One more shot at this game.  One more day to make a difference in our lives and in the lives of others. So, here I go again with the goal of a healthy me in mind. Only this time, I won't look back.  Sometimes you just know when it's time to move on passed who you were and become who you dream of being.  Time to exercise... right after I finish my coffee!

Is there something in your life holding you back from being a better you? Do you make time for yourself? Instead of the same old New Year's Resolution, why not join with me to make a "New You Resolution!"

1 comment:

  1. Well...in the past year I have dropped almost 50 lbs. and quit smoking. I have changed my outlook on life and decided to be happy no matter what tries to bring me down. I've wasted to many years on gloom and doom...it's time to live and be free of it!

    I am content with my life and still working on the body...yeah I'm on the other side of 40 myself and I know it's not easy. I didn't make a new years resolution either. I decided to change my life instead of my diet. I've always been heavy, and probably always will be, but that's not as important as it was when I was young. I think it's awesome to be imperfect in a perfect society! :-)