Sunday, December 15, 2013
Another member wrote about it being her day 1 again. She sounded disheartened by this. I felt I could relate.
I have had a lot of day 1s. I finally realized that, for the most part, my day 1s were the result of perfectionism and an all-or-nothing attitude. I decided to take my life motto - "every little bit counts" - and use it to change this attitude of "day 1." Yes, it may be my first time back to eating well, exercising, logging into SP, whatever, but, really, it's day 2268 (since I started SP, anyway). I've had my ups and downs, and starts and stops, but each time I start up again - not over - with more wisdom and knowledge and drive. Each "day 1" I'm better than the "day 1" before, so it's not really day 1. Sure, you can have day 1s, like starting to train for a run or making a major dietary change or switching to a no-shampoo regime (yes, it's a thing), but those are specific timelines, not an ongoing lifestyle change. Be proud of your 2268 (or however many) days, even the bad ones.