This is the mantra I’m seeing all over the place these days. It’s a time of resolutions where I will typically write down goals for the year. However, again this year, I only have 4. They feel doable and not overwhelming. In the past, I would write 20 goals and it was ridiculous. Thankfully, wisdom comes with age.
It’s been a while since I’ve written. Mostly because I’ve been doing some self-reflection on my life. Last year, as you know, I went off sugar for 3 straight months. It was fantastic! I felt great, lost a lot of weight and was doing well. Then I started in the on the sugar again and it all came back. That’s when I decided, enough is a enough. I am done with diets. They work, don’t get me wrong, but they are not sustainable for me. Yes, not eating sugar and flour is fantastic for your health and if you stay off it, you’d probably be in the best shape of your life. The problem for us emotional eaters, is that there are emotions involved and because they can be pretty strong, it’s not that simple. I have always believed in the 80/20 rule and decided, it’s time I apply it to all aspects of my life.
I want to live my life, not be so focused on my weight. This topic has taken the majority of my brain power too long and for too many years. I want to enjoy my life. To do that, I have to give up this obsession with losing weight. Instead, how about feeling good now. In the past, I would get anxious thinking about doing that because does it mean I don’t care? How could I be perceived as not caring? I look in the mirror everyday. But that’s just it, I am caring about myself if I’m focused on being happy. If I’m happy, I’m more likely to take care of my body and enjoy myself along the way…
What’s better than that?