Level of Discomfort (10 being the most painful): 0
Why: You’ve earned it
Change isn’t easy. If it was, everyone would be busy making their life as perfect as they possibly could.
In my near 15 years of seeking better health through food and lifestyle changes there is one particular behavior that stands out in all of us – me included.
We are much to hard on ourselves.
When you change what you put in your mouth your whole life changes.
All of it.
For many folks, that’s what becomes the difficult part. It’s not so much the food adjustments, but all of the other unexpected changes that come along with it.
We decide to get on a healthier path and then life happens. We get stressed. We seek an immediate state change and know that we can accomplish that by shoving something tasty into our mouth. “What will change my mood but quick?” Always FOOD. Tasty,tasty food.
You run to the store and buy a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, grab a spoon and engage in a three way on the sofa with the two guys from Vermont.
Then, instead of picking yourself up the next day, brushing yourself off and moving forward, the negative self talk kicks in.
“Grrrrr….another diet, down the drain.”
“You’re so weak. You can never stick to anything.”
“This is why you are still fat.”
“You’ve failed again!”
“I told you you can’t do this.”
Your derailment is temporary.
Frequently you choose to make it permanent so you don’t have to continue to face the difficult challenges.
Those who succeed in all areas of their life, pick themselves up, brush themselves off and get back on the damn horse.
When you achieve success with dietary changes and you are around others who haven’t had the same success, it bothers them.
Whenever you are living as others desire, it has the potential of exaggerating their own distance from what they want.
Oddly enough what has a tendency to hold us back is our own sensitivity to their issue(s).
Many of us will deliberately lower our own standards/vibration in order to resonate with their dysfunction.
Stop that, please.. Just stop.
They are on their journey and you are on yours.
You are NOT responsible for their well being – they are.
Focus on your successes.
You’ve earned them.
Don’t let anyone take them from you.
You can engage any positive change you choose to implement, you just need to decide and stay the course.
Don’t let OPS (other people’s shit) derail you.
I’m super proud of your efforts this last year. I hope you find the fortitude to continue on your journey.
If you missed a few weeks or need some re-inforcement, grab a friend and get back to week one and do it again..
Great job, YOU.