Sunday, May 30, 2010
In the past I have found that, whenever I start something and I am unsuccessful, rather than picking up where I left off, I start over. This doesn't just apply to dieting; I have unfinished knitting projects, unfinished writing manuscripts, unfinished cleaning activities... you get the picture.
Recently I have become more focused. I find that it is easier to stick with things, although I still have trouble going back to what I have started. But one of my epiphanies is that one of the easiest areas in which to gain control is with my diet and fitness plan. I don't have to wait for a shop to open or the weather to change or to find the time to sit and correct an error or proofread my work. I can start with my very next mouthful, particularly when I am at home.
I can put down that ice cream and pick up a slice of watermelon. I can tip out that soda and drink water, or fresh brewed herbal tea. I can go dig or weed in the garden. I can plug in the wii.
Dr. Wayne Dyer wrote a book entitled 'Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life.' We don't get what we want. We don't get what we need. We don't even get what we believe. We get where our attention goes. All the dieting and exercising in the world is not going to change my body if my attention lies in how fat I am; in fact, I'm living proof of that! I was so scared as a child of growing up to be a fat adult, that this is exactly what I became, even though I probably know more about dieting than most people. My attention was on OMG I'm fat; and that is what I became.
Now I feel so liberated, because my attention has changed. Now, rather than being focused on how fat I am, I am focused on how empowered I am.
Change your thoughts, change your life, and I'm living it. Watch this space...