Okay, so now what??
On Monday I spouted all that great sounding, motivational stuff...ideas about living NOW, enthusiastically, boldly, with joy and wholeheartedly. But until it's put into action, it's just that... ideas.
For so many years that's mainly just what I did... talk. I talked a good game about weight loss, but didn't follow through. At least not for too long, or not CONSISTENTLY enough to show good results. I'm not talking perfection... just consistently enough to make progress.
This might sound hard, but I don't mean it to be... just truthful. But over the years I have listened to and read so many people who say they try and try to lose weight, but just can't figure out what's wrong. They exercise, they eat right, yet can't seem to make progress. Yet if they talk long enough, or write often enough, you can sometimes see a problem: lack of consistency. This does NOT apply to every situation, but definitely to some.
I know... cuz I did it, too. All it takes to undo days of progress is to indulge one or two days a week. I would try "really hard", then want to take a break, to pamper myself, to "reward" myself for all my hard work. Or just relax on the weekend.
Or... the stresses of life would build, and I just wanted an escape, to use food as my drug. I finally had to stop with all the excuses and self-delusion, and see that "well, duh", of COURSE I wasn't making progress. I was undoing it once or twice a week.. or the occasionally big blowout.
Or... lastly, the thing I am battling right now... the "little extra bit here and there" syndrome that creeps in.
That's all it takes, to sabotage our progress. It doesn't even have to be a big deal... just the little stuff that creeps in.
We either get this, or we don't. We either get honest with ourselves, or we don't.
Back to my original question: so now what??
I don't want to do now, what I did for years with the weight loss... just talk about it. So here I am, in my messy studio, doing some thinking. I am planning for changes, looking to re-arrange my life, my time, and put into ACTION those things I wrote about Monday (here).
It's down to where the rubber meets the road... my everyday life. How I spend my Time, which IS my life. I have no idea yet where this will lead, but I don't want to let it go, I don't want to trivialize it. I WANT it. And I'm willing to make some changes to have it. I'm working on that....
From Dr Phil's book: "When you choose the behavior, you choose the consequences."
My verse for today: "You are my lamp, O Lord; the Lord turns my darkness into light."
My quote for today: "It's only on the brink that people find the will to change." --from the movie The Day The Earth Stood Still
Enjoy the Journey,