So lately I have been off the wagon when it comes to staying healthy. Adopting a new baby, getting little to no sleep and hurting my foot have all played a part in this annoying little spat. However, I got to thinking today that I have a bigger problem. Sure all of those things contribute to my overall lack of energy and actual ability to exercise and daily desire to eat for comfort. But they are not the entire problem.
So what is the real issue here?
The answer I came up with was...
...throw away the candy.
Now literally this is a great idea. I have become a candy junky over the last few weeks and I am starting to pay for it. So throwing away any candy I have in the house will help solve part of the issue, but it's just band aide to cover the real problem.
I thought about this and I realized that the candy also was a metaphor to the junk I have been storing in my subconscience. And what I mean by that is, I have to come to accept the attitude of, I will do it later, who cares, I can't change who I am, or it's too hard.
Now, lately every time I look in the mirror I haven't liked what I see. That is to say, I am not happy with my body. Now, I have recently come to accept that I have certain physical conditions that will not let me do ALL that I would like to do to get in shape. Running and the elliptical are out for me. But there are plenty of great ways to exercise that don't include running. So I am throwing out my "exercising excuse candy" TODAY!
I am also throwing out all of the negative thoughts about myself that I have let linger. My comparing myself to all the cute, skinny women out there who by the way have worked SUPER hard to attain said body. I am clearing out the candy shelf that makes me feel fat, ugly and depressed and I am going to start adding fruits and vegetable thoughts, such as, I am kind, loving, a good mom and wife.
So let's throw out our candy. Get rid of all those things that make us feel bad about ourselves. And when those thoughts and candies creep back into our subconsciences, don't be afraid to clean it out again.
One of my heros is, Hellen Keller. Her drive to overcome ALL that she faced is so inspiring. Here is one of my favorite quotes from this amazing woman:
“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.”
So, lets be of good cheer. No one can make us happy but ourself. No one is in charge of what we do, but ourself. Let's find out what kind of candy is keeping us from reaching our goals and throw it all in the trash today.
Lots of love,