Now is about the time where most of our January resolutions might be showing signs of wear and tear. You’ve either fallen flat on your rear end, or you’re soaring… or if you’re like me, you’re somewhere in the middle.
I lost 10 pounds in February, but then gained it all back while spending a month with my son in Los Angeles. Have I told you how many fantastic restaurants he has within walking distance of his house?
Hugo’s, Barney’s Beanery, Basix and In and Out Burger is a short drive down the street! So, you’ll forgive me if I indulge. Or, actually, I must forgive myself for indulging. Because that’s usually what:
knocks me off track,
derails me from my original destination.
If you’re like me, you don’t forgive yourself from going on these little side trips to “eat-all-you-wantville”!
We tell ourselves we can’t do it,
we have no self-discipline,
we’re never going to make it,
we may as well burn our skinny jeans.
And the negative talk goes on and on until we believe it!
Listen. That little red devil on your shoulder, hates you!
He wants you to fail.
He wants you to be unhealthy,
to feel tired all the time,
to live in your clutter,
to stop writing,
to ________(file in the blank).
Be a Copy Cat. Find someone to emulate.
Maybe it’s a celerity or the gal who lives down the street. Just know you’re not alone in this. There are others out there like you and me. They’ve been in our shoes and they’ve made it. They’ve succeeded, they’ve carved a path for us to follow. They shown us how. We can look to them, be encouraged by them. Because they lost the weight, organized their closets and their life.
Choose. Joy, a positive attitude, the “I can do it” spirit, to make the RIGHT decision.
Think of it this way. If you were driving down the road on the way to Disney World in Florida and you made a wrong turn and found yourself heading in the opposite direction toward New York, what would you do?
Stop and tool around the area, shop a little, eat out…
Okay, so you’ve lost a couple of hundred miles, but continuing in the wrong direction will only make things worse. You know that and I know that.
So, turn around already!
What’s your destination? Where do you want to go?
In the same way you plan your trip, plan for your weight loss, or your de-clduttering project. Start when things have settled down. Sure, stop and take a break for that special anniversary, that big birthday. But don’t forget your ultimate goal.
So, say goodbye to the birthday girl, give her a hug and get back on the road.
Your destination awaits. Go!
How’s your progress? What’s de-railing you? Slowing your progress? What’s working? Tell us!
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