"Settling" And not in a good, Little House on the Prairie, sort of way
Monday, July 29, 2013
I think I’m a “settler,” and not in a good, Little House On The Prairie, sort of way! I think I settle for less, and then convince myself that it is no big deal, and that I’m happy with what I ended up with. This surely has its footing in being a people pleaser, and I can toss in a fair amount of being scared of failing and of taking chances into the mix as well.
The reason I bring this issue up is that I have found myself at the ½ way point on my weight loss journey, and, as I’ve blogged about previously, it is not an unpleasant wayside I find myself at. Friends are noticing my weight loss, clothing fits better, and I generally feel pretty good. It has become very easy to be less strict with myself, and to loosen the reigns on eating healthy and working out. Subsequently, my weight loss is stalled. As I get frustrated with my inability to jump start things, I can already feel that subtle pull to settle.
I’m not going to settle this time! I want this, and I want all 100% of it. I want to show myself that I can finish what I started. I want to target the big goals instead of just those things I see just within my reach
Life is going to get in the way, and the path isn't going to be easy, but I have to silence that little voice that says "good enough," or "not worth it," and push to the end. "Finish what you started, Holly - it's going to be worth it!"