Friday, April 23, 2010
The next time you are sitting in line at the local drive thru, see how long it takes before you become impatient. It takes me all of twenty seconds before I start tapping my foot, massaging the steering wheel and muttering ďCome on, whatís the hold up?Ē
We now live in a world where we expect, no thatís not right, we demand satisfaction and perfection in a nano second. If we donít get our fix and get it quickly we race off to another venue to find it.
So is it any wonder that I sit here this morning, shaking my head and wondering why the scale hasnít just taken off and shown an eight zillion pound weight loss over the past three days? Why do I sit here so amazed that I am not in Olympic athlete condition in just a few short months?
Do it quicker, do it faster, build it bigger, be thinner, fitter and more intelligent without even getting out of bed and do it all by lunch. Our relationships arenít built or fostered, they are created in an instant and if they donít suit our fancy, away we go looking for someone else who will give us what we want/need.
These stuff aint easy friends, this life style change. It assaults our senses on so many levels and causes us to examine not only what goes in our mouths but what we think and what we believe. It is hard work, not for the faint of heart or the weak of mind. It is for super heroes, for warriors and angels.
Itís for people like us. It is for people who are worth it.
Okay, so maybe you are like me and it didnít dawn on you until recently that the reason you didnít give yourself everything you needed and wanted was because you diminished your value. Maybe it was the ďSĒ word.
Maybe youíre scared. Maybe youíre scared to be healthy. It means you have a responsibility to yourself and oh, oh, here it comes, to other people. It means you have to do something you been scared to do like maybe create a video blog because you might be scared that people are gonna look at you and think you is fat and ugly and all that middle school crap we never grow out of. And then you wonít have any friends and have to eat lunch alone.
Or you ask yourself, who am I to spout all this stuff? Iím just the fat guy. You have lots of doubts and lots of uneasiness and you think maybe itís just better to crawl back in your hole and main line Ho-Hoís.
This stuff aint easy. It means you are constantly looking and evaluating and deciding what you need to do or be orÖÖ
You are worth it, so am I.
Last night I sat down to dinner, well within my calorie limits, comfortable and confident. I had prepared a nice salad and a lean pork chop. Roughly five hundred calories. I had some wiggle room left. Joan had baked two dinner rolls for me. They wouldnít have put me over the limit but they were carbs I really didnít need. I sat there looking at them for a long time and then said,Ē Iím not gonna have the rolls.Ē
This stuff aint easy.
Donít be too quick to pat me on the back. I am going to give a lot of credit to my new Spark friend CATHRINEL66. She posted two blogs, one Wednesday and one Thursday on the choices we make when we eat. I suggest you read both of them.
So I sat there last night and I had to make a choice and this may sound awfully corny to you guys but I said to myself ďYa know what John, if CATHRINEL66 can make the right choice so can you!!! You are worth every bit of it.Ē I didnít eat the rolls.
Later I went to the gym and I was so proud of my choices that I worked out an extra five minutes. I am worth it.
No, Spark friends, this stuff isnít easy but it sure feels good when we get it right.
You are worth every ounce of sweat you produce and so much more. You are a miracle of creation. You are a hero, a warrior and an angel.
Have a blessed Friday