Shall I Dance?
Monday, July 01, 2019
It started last weekend. We had birthday weekend, complete with cake. Even though I froze my cake after doing a three day binge, I still ate too much in the following week. I'm disappointed in myself. Am I beating myself up? Nope! Why? It is useless to beat myself up for what I did yesterday. There is nothing I can do to change yesterday. It is over and gone. I have to start from today.
I can use that knowledge and do better today. That's the great thing about it being a new day! I get another chance; another chance to do my very best. This involves letting go of yesterday's missteps. Letting go of the idea of perfection. It's like learning a dance routine. It takes lots of practice and even a professional dancer sometimes misses a step or gets out of rhythm. Nobody is perfect. I need to repeat to myself, "Nobody is perfect and that includes me!" It's okay to not be perfect. Isn't it a relief to let go of perfection? I will take the first steps of the dance!
It is a good idea to understand what happened. I mean I was doing so well maintaining and even losing some weight since I've been sidelined. What happened? Several things.....
Waiting too long for surgery
Eating sugar too often
Not dealing appropriately with fatigue, anxiety and pain.....BINGO!!!
So, if I learn to manage my fatigue, anxiety and pain, I'll be perfect, right? Heck no! But.....
If I manage my fatigue, anxiety and pain better, I will feel better. When I feel better, I can fully resume the dance. It's all about the dance (the lifestyle journey to health).