#222: Overcoming Temptations
Saturday, February 06, 2010
On my profile page last June 4th I wrote:
"Mental strength is necessary for physical strength."
"Carpe Diem -- Seize the Day. It has been made for you and will never be repeated. Tomorrow begins a new one full of opportunities and challenges."
"Be strong, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically."
"Second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day anything can be overcome."
These beliefs were sorely tested lat night as food cravings of all kinds hit hard. I wrote about trying to stay mentally tough to overcome the temptations.
Today, after not giving in last night, I feel not only mentally stronger but physically stronger as well and finished more exercise than I had intended on doing. The endorphins are exhilarating.
But what is most satisfying is knowing that what I wrote to myself and those who would read my profile would be needed as much as it was needed last night.
I was mentally strong and remain so today. Second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour the cravings were overcome. And I seized the night knowing that today would be a new beginning filled with new opportunities to progress on this weight loss journey.
When you are severely tempted, do you fight the temptation with all of your being? Or do you give in after a few minutes or even a few hours?
That, I believe, is a key to creating a successful new life. To recognize that forces will try to topple us but with the grace of God we can make it minute by minute and hour by hour and day by day until the new dawn.
Stay tough and strong. mentally and physically and spiritually and know that every time you are, that every time you overcome, you become a wiser and healthier person, one who is not prone to being wishy-washy when faced with a hurdle on the road to a successful weight loss journey.