I am someone who hasn’t known a day of my life where my weight wasn’t a struggle. Although I believe in the connection between our mind and body I haven’t made a concerted effort to live a healthier lifestyle recently. Now I am taking that step. I’m trying to mesh my values and my actions. (This pretty much always leads to a more content soul.)
First I cut my intake of caffeine (particularly diet coke) by 95%. I’ve seemed to work this into my daily life so I have started the next step – losing weight and healthier eating.
I want to lose weight but my overall goal is to physically feel better and live well. I joined Weight Watchers online in an effort to really focus on my eating.
My instinct is to keep it a secret. If I don’t tell people I’m trying to lose weight then it won’t matter if I can’t do it. Wait. I realize this means I’ve already decided to fail. Not good. I would benefit from following my own advice. 1) Don’t decide the outcome before I’ve lived the journey. 2) It is not a pass/fail situation. Every change I make, every time I take a moment to be aware of my food, every healthier choice I make is progress. It isn’t about the finish line but about changing the way I live and enjoying the journey.
This I will remind myself.
This time I’m telling everyone what I’m trying to do. (Day 2 of working on healthier choices.) This is a subject I have a lot to say on so I’m sure you’ll be hearing about this again. Live the journey before you decide you are going to fail.