I’ve heard from so many people who have said how proud they are of me and how they so desperately wish they could do the same for themselves. If only I had some magic words that could propel them forward towards success.
As I thought about why people procrastinate so much if they want to get healthy, I wondered why it took me so long. I had been battling with obesity for at least eleven years. It was not a fun way to live – not fun at all. Yet it took me a very long time to get my head on straight.
What was holding me back? What holds so many people back?
For me, I thought if I couldn’t do it right or if I couldn’t give it my all, then I wouldn’t try. If I wasn’t convinced that I would be successful then I wouldn’t take the first step. I had a LOT of weight to lose, and didn’t want to try if I couldn’t realize success – QUICKLY!
We’re all like that, aren’t we? We all have a little bit of perfectionist inside us. Think about it – we’re so afraid of failing, that we don’t do anything.
Why do we sabotage our efforts before we even get started? I have no answer. And I’m as guilty as the next guy. Let’s be honest; this attitude is not limited to losing weight.
My current challenge? I wish I were cooking healthy, well balanced, gourmet meals for my family – you know, the kind worthy of Food Network Channel – but I’m not. We eat more takeout than I care to admit. Because I can’t get menus planned and grocery lists completed every single day, I don’t do it. It’s stupid, isn’t it?
But this new me is not going to beat myself up. I’m going to find a way to move forward. I will conquer this demon just as I am winning with my weight. And then, someday, you just might be using my cookbook in your own kitchen.
I’m starting to remember that just about anything is possible. I want you to believe it. Think about it – the only reason “ALL” is not possible is because we choose to do “NOTHING”.