Thursday, February 14, 2013
Thought that title would get your attention! Seriously, folks, on Valentine's Day, as a single woman, I figure it's a good day to talk about the mental / emotional game of motivation.
I've been reading several blogs this week that focus on the scale and how seeing it go up or down is affecting the mood of the weigh-ee. For good or for bad.
Believe it or not (I'm sure those of you who are familiar with my flights of blog-antasy will believe)... I am drawing parallels between "holiday blues" and "scale results (or lack thereof) blues".
Both are about expectations, responsibility, ability to influence, and reality. Even my recent freak-outs over work are about expectations, anticipation and reality.
Anytime we expect things that are out of our control to go a certain way... anytime we outline... try to manipulate or control... something that is NOT something we control... we set ourselves up for the potential of dissapointment. Or, contrarily, we set ourselves up to take credit for something that truly was an experience of grace.
You have people in your life you love? Cherish them this Valentine's Day. But whether you're in a perfect relationship or not, remember to love and cherish yourself... because you are worth it... no matter WHERE you are on your journey to healthy living!
So, just for today... God grant me serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.