I met each and every business goal this year. I did what I said I was going to do, and more. I worked hard
But, what got put on the back burner? Personal goals.
I will not bother with listing all of those goals here, not today, but I will mention the one personal goal I am pursuing (as of last Monday), the weight loss goal.
I got out of bed Monday morning, made my coffee, sat down for a moment to ponder, and realized I was the only one that could fix the gradual weight gain problem. My choice was to either continue to procrastinate, let my brain control my habits, turn into a rolly-polly, or I was to set my foot down and take care of myself. I chose to take care of myself.
One of my obstacles has been well-meaning friends. No excuse, is it? The comments I hear are, “You are not that out of shape.” “You look good to me.” “If I was not married, I would date you.” “Don’t go and think you have to be sickening thin to be pretty.” Oh my word…they are innocent comments, comments that I appreciate very much. Dear friend(s), I am gaining way too much weight, and I feel uncomfortable. I am not going after weight loss because I feel ugly. I simply want to feel healthy.
Dear husband, thank you for your support! I can tell he feels enthused, and normally he goes on his own path of eating healthier when I do. I cannot ask for better than that. He does not tell me what to do, and he makes no comments, but there is something there that tells me he knows what I am going through. I love him for that.
My husband is not a vegetable eater. I normally take vitamins to counteract my lack of vegetables. This week I decided I had to adopt better nutrition despite the fact that he only likes corn and green beans. I sat down tonight with a large bowl of steamed asparagus. I sat the bowl down to the left of my plate, where it was not within his peripheral vision. I told him to not look. He did. And he looked sick. I said to him, “I have to eat healthier.” Sweet as he could be, he replied, “I know you do.”
Anyhow, that is my story. It is about being in a frame of mind to take better care of me, and everything that surrounds me. I am living healthier on purpose! It is my God-given duty!
Have a beautiful weekend!