A while back I was having a conversation with a friend. I was remarking about how the last few months have been a constant barrage of things that have derailed me from my weight loss efforts. It was being diagnosed with plantars fasciitis (and the pain that accompanies that), the flu, a sore arm (who knows what that is), some personal issues. One thing after another hit me. I would just get myself back in line and it seemed as if another thing would hit me square in the forehead and derail me again.
Excuses? Yes. Are they valid? Absolutely. They were all valid things that cropped up in my life. However for the last week or so since that conversation I've pondered this. I've thought about the fact that I've struggled with my weight. I've not really lost anything and I've been struggling with getting myself regulated with my exercise routine. I haven't known what to say or what to think about it.
That is until tonight. I was talking to a different friend and she mentioned that she wanted to lose weight so that she could like herself when she looked in the mirror. I started to respond. "The trick is you have to learn to love yourself before you start. Love yourself because you will need to know that you are worth everything. If you know that you are worth it, nothing will stop you. You will know that you are worth every minute of hard work and every dollar of money that you spend at the gym or on healthy pursuits. As I started to talk to her it hit me that THAT was the answer.
In the last three months I stopped liking mself. Or rather, I liked myself but I was struggling with self worth issues. The excuses in my life were stoppable to me only because I allowed them to rule me. I'm worth a whole lot more. I'm worth the extra time and energy to overcome each and every roadblock!!!
So yes, they are valid excuses. But they are STILL excuses and should have no affect on me. THere is always a way around it!!!!!!