Monday, February 21, 2011
It sounds like a lot of us have been having a tough time lately. Work, relationships (or lack of), kids, a combination of these...and don't get me started on the weather that has pulverized this country from the Midwest to the east coast!
But one thing remains constant. Our health. Our bodies don't care that our boss doesn't respect us. Our health doesn't take a back seat when we have relationship issues. Nutrition is no less important because it snowed once a week every week for over a month.
We cannot let life get in the way. No one's life is perfect, and it never will be. Even when things are great, something will eventually come up. That doesn't mean you eat a bowl of ice cream and an entire sheet of chocolate chip cookies...right out of the oven..warm..gooey...
Uh oh, where was I?
That's my point. As humans, we will become distracted, but must learn to maintain our focus. Most of the people on this site have years of negative conditioning and bad habits to change. It's hard - especially if we are still in the environment where we received the conditioning or learned the habits - but the bottom line is WE have to figure out how to do it.
We each have to learn what needs to be done, and find ways to get it done. It may take trial and error. It may require lots of searching. We may have to ask lots of questions, and experiment with many things. But if we are determined and willing to commit to a new kind of lifestyle with an open mind and fierce determination we can get there.
I haven't been very vocal on this site lately because it took all I had to focus on the tasks at hand. If I stay on track this time I will reach my next goal before the end of this month. Yes, it's really hard because The Bad Stuff that surrounds me keeps pulling me backward, but I am determined to shift into overdrive and pull away from it. It's up to me to make sure the gears don't slip.
We don't need more enablers around us. They are part of the problem. We need support that will be part of the solution. Each of us has to pick ourselves up. Those of us who are strong enough can grab the hands of the fallen along the way.
So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and move forward without looking back. If you're stuck in quicksand yell and I will grab your hand.