The gift of an ugly number!
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
The holidays are over and the numbers are in. They are ugly! There are many reasons that some deem as excuses, but it's important to understand
how and why healthy habits get off track. I didn't just get off track. There was no train in sight! Hey, there wasn't even a wagon to hop back on. Even if one appeared, it still may have been missed! After facing the dreaded scale and bursting into an emotional fit for a few minutes, deep breaths were taken. I had two choices. The first was to stay on the same path and forget trying. The second was to not allow the ugly number to be destructive, but allow it to be a guide. The time I was the most successful is when I used the tracker. Everyone stresses how important it is. It is repeated frequently. Unfortunately, depression can get in the way. There have been better moments and slowly, I am climbing out into the light. The holidays are sneaky, but this year, by implementing new habits, the holidays will not be a problem. Use the ugly number as a catalyst for change, not a tool to beat yourself up with. Success is possible with a little hard work! :) Note: Sorry about the spaces and errors. Typing on a phone.