Root Cause Analysis…

Sunday, January 27, 2013

As I peal myself out of bed (I have the FLU or some nasty contagion) and walk into the bathroom; I stop to take a look in the mirror and my 1st thought is YUCK!!!

My hair’s a mess, no problem I think, to be expected. My skin looks horrible; I can handle that; “Who really drinks water when they have the flu (orange juice, herbal tea and ginger ale overload)?” But the flu doesn’t explain the belly fat, the cellulite or the other unsightly bulges that VEX me to my core.

Being sick has given me time to slow down, time to think. The one question that keeps plaguing me is, “What’s really the Problem?”

-Why do I go from weight loss to weight gain?
-Why is the maintenance phase, the shortest phase in my journey?
-Why do I never make it to life style change?

It’s easy to recite the all the cliché’s, OLD Habits, stress and of course LIFE, but I’ve rode in this rodeo far too long, for cliché’s and quick witted excuses (I mean justifications). It’s time for self-evaluation, not a new plan, not a new workout routine. The 30 day SHRED works, Turbo Jam works, Insanity works; the routine is not the problem, what’s happening in my subconscious mind, what I’ve buried deep in my heart that’s the problem. You can pull up a weed, but if you don’t go deep, if you fail to extract its root, the weight (I mean the weed) only returns. And guess what, it comes back even stronger than before.

So today, a new chapter unfolds. Who was I vs. Who am I? The answer to these questions, will position me to clearly define the woman I will become without reservations or limitations.

Peace and Blessing Fam!!!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    The deeper root is always the hardest to pull up,
    Once you get down there,....oh what a feeling!
    I know you'll get to the root and grow a beautiful garden of health!
    emoticon one bloom at a time...

    Soror Sonya
    1879 days ago
    Love this. I really appreciate your sharing what I believe most people are feeling. Have you read Chalene Johnson's book, Push? She also has a 30-Day Push Challenge. Go to I hope it helps.

    1879 days ago
    @Dance - Love you Sis!!

    I am going for my Black Belt, Green Belts just wont due!

    2013 - I am claiming all that is mine!!!
    1880 days ago
  • D710DANCE
    LYNN!!! Okay, the title alone shook me to my core...please get out of my private journal and out of my head, ok?!

    Thank you for your transparency and honesty, you are such a phenomenal woman...I'm thankful to call you my Sister!

    Woo-wee, back to that RCA, I do believe a Kaizen Event is in order!!!

    1880 days ago
    Good insights! Feel better Lynn.
    1880 days ago
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