Wednesday, April 17, 2013
When I was heavier, I remember always telling myself that I was destined to be fat. Practically every adult in my family is fat, and I just have to live with it. Many have diabetes, and eventually I will, too. It seemed pointless to really attempt any significant weight loss program. Why change my path? Why go into uncharted territory?
I realized in very late 2011 that that thought process would get me nowhere. Why should I accept that? I can only blame so much of who I am and what I look like on my genetics and family history. Sure, I was raised eating larger portions and not exercising much. But hey, now I'm an adult. I can't keep allowing my past to dictate my future. Just because I used to eat that much doesn't mean I need to continue to eat that much.
I'm the boss of me now!
I can read.
I needed to start reading the nutrition facts on grocery items.
I can see.
I needed to see that I have something valuable to offer this world. And myself.
I can smell.
Just because it smelled good, didn't mean I needed to taste it, too.
I can think.
I needed to think of the consequences of my actions. Not only towards others, which is what we're taught from a young age. I needed to be accountable to myself as well.
I can imagine.
I imagined hitting my goal and realizing that nothing tastes as good as how accomplishing this goal will feel. It's a goal that I may not have totally believed in the beginning.
I believe it now.
Imagine your strength. Imagine your drive. Imagine your willpower. Imagine that little goal line on your SparkPage inching closer and closer to completion.
Change your attitude from 'I Can't' to 'I Will'. It'll change everything else.
I'll leave you now with one of my favorite quotes:
Make this week count, my Lovelies!!