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We Can Do This

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This is something that I have recently posted on team EAT THIS, NOT THAT. I thought that I might pass this along to anyone who happens to be feeling like they've failed, that they're not going to succeed, etc. (I know I've felt this way).

Look, we ALL fall off of the wagon for time to time (in my case, for YEARS!). Before I finally started to succeed at this self-love/weightloss thing, I fell off that proverbial wagon about 100 times! I mean, I would be doing great for about a month (or not even that long) and then BAM! I'd be inactive and eat like crazy for the next two, always saying, "I'll get back on this thing!" This kind of behavior went on for years, but you know what? The thing is, I got BETTER at it everytime. You see, I would learn more about my body, my mind, and my spirit each time I got back up. I would learn more about what times of the month I'm more suseptible to failure, why I was sabotaging my own efforts, and what I could do next time to stop myself. I'm not saying it worked everytime, but after years of mental and physical training, I'm finally starting to get it right. Unhealthy behaviors and habits that we've developed over our lifetimes are by far THE HARDEST things to change.
So just remember that everytime you fall, it's not a failure, but take it as a LESSON or a learning experience. It took you years to put on that undesired weight, or to become the person you are today, so is it reasonable to think that you can "strip off the old personality" or those unwanted pounds in a short period of time? I know that I am a work in progress, and will be until the day I die. Everyday is a new day to learn and to grow.

I guess the gist of what I'm trying to say it, don't give up. Don't stop. You're not bad. You haven't failed. There's a scripture that I find SOOO helpful in my everyday life. Psalms 37:24 says,"Although [the able-bodied man] may fall, he will not be hurled down, for Jehovah is supporting his hand." To me, this means that I may trip, fall, and stumble, but NEVER will I be thrown down, never to get up again. My faith is stonger than that. My will is stronger than that. ALL of us can do this. It's not a matter of body type, education or skill. It's about your will. It's about you love. It's about your courage.

We WILL do this.
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