Today is the first day of the rest of MY life!! Have you heard that before? Have you embraced the concept? I am!
I’ve made a commitment to MYSELF this year to get healthier. I’m convinced that Health = Wealth. Without health we’ve got nothing…make that I’ve got nothing.
While visiting family over the holidays, we celebrated the one year anniversary of sobriety for my brother-in-law, Bryan. We are very proud of him! I am confident the journey to that one year mark was not always an easy one! During one of our gatherings, someone offered me a glass of wine…I hesitated because Bryan was present…I didn’t want to make him feel uncomfortable. His immediate response to me?
MY drinking problem has nothing to do with how much YOU drink.
WOW! What a great statement that is…and I need to apply it to MY drug of choice…FOOD!
For years, I’ve allowed myself to be sabotoged by those around me…and it’s time to STOP! I can go out to eat with my family, I can go to someone’s house for a meal…but I, and I alone am responsible for what goes on my fork! So for now on…my mantra to the food pushers around me is:
MY eating problem has nothing to do with how much YOU eat.
As much as I want those around me to be at their healthiest too – I cannot control the choices they make. I can only control what I put on MY fork and into MY mouth!
“You don’t have to make 100% healthy choices all the time. It’s what you do most of the time — day in, day out — that counts. The healthier you get, the easier and more automatic healthy choices will become.”
A few weeks ago I began a concerted effort to learn more about where my food comes from, how it’s processed, how it gets to my table and how I can make better choices for my health and my family’s health.
I began making conscious choices about what and how much I eat. I’m choosing organic when I can and certainly choosing “real” foods over processed foods. I’m choosing water instead of other drinks.
I’ve also been ramping up my activity – nothing drastic…walking more, sitting less. Using the stairs instead of the elevator. I’ve made simple changes that anyone of almost any health status could make.
I weighed myself for the first time today in a few weeks and I’ve lost 4.6 pounds!!! All with simple, focused, conscious changes in my life. That’s almost a 5# bag of potatoes!!! GONE!
You don’t have to eat organic 100% of the time. You don’t have to exercise for hours and hours in a given day.
Learn to make better choices. Then be consistent with your healthier choices. Your body with thank you!