Second Starts are Good
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Sometimes it is humbling to say you want to start over. This might indicate that you have failed, that you were unable to achieve a goal that you, yourself had set. It is letting everyone know that you are fallable and vulnerable. Noone wants to shout out that they have not been able to succeed. So, we might bow our heads, turn away, and mumble that we are going to start over, in hopes that noone notices.
Starting over is a good thing! I will shout it from the roof tops! I am starting over! I am not admitting that I have failed. Rather, I am saying that I am able to overcome the obstacles of my past, have learned from my previous actions and can walk away from them. I am able to take this knowledge and start anew with a new perspective, more education, and so much more in my arsenal.
Remember, every day is a new start. A renewing day. This is a creation of God. If God is able to start over every day, I will take from Him and learn that to restart is to go on. I will restart my weight loss journey and know that He is with me and I am doing as He would want me to.
Looking at the SP calendar day 3 gives great advice to start over. Set an action plan. You know what has not worked in th past. What has been in your way. Take this information and use it to create an action plan.
My action plan, I will report to my friends to maintain my accountability. I will pack my lunches the night before and plan meals in advance. If I do not have an evening meal planned, I tend to run to a drive-thru. This is something I have learned about myself. I will start out with these two actions and focus on new ones in the future.
Today I am restarting and I am so very happy to do so because I am not a failure!