Friday, March 26, 2010
Today I bumped into someone I used to volunteer with. We hadn't seen each other since I started my journey and she commented on my weight loss. When I told her what she'd been doing, she said, "Oh, it's easy for you, you have discipline."
My birth family constantly makes similar comments. The reality is no one is born with discipline. I mean, seriously, have you ever seen a disciplined baby?
Why do people find it easier to claim losing weight is easy for someone else 'cause they like exercise or have the discipline to stick with it?
There are days I HATE the idea of going to the gym. But, I know if I don't, it will be easier and easier to miss my workouts. It's the same with eating unhealthy food. There are times (although fewer as time goes on) when choices look good to me, but I know they're going to lead to a spiral of making other poor decisions.
Any suggestions to what to say?