Last week I found myself on planes from San Diego to Boston to Atlanta and Houston. I drove throughout Texas and took the circuitous route to San Antonio. By the end of the week, my jeans were feeling tight and, while my trip had been successful, I felt discouraged. I just KNEW I had gained weight. I could not gauge how much and so I decided it was probably 5 – 8 pounds. I started thinking through how long it would take to come off and I thought of what I may have done different. Sure I had found a drive thru or two, I may have ate pizza at a little hole in the wall near Harvard, and I am pretty sure I don’t regret that milkshake! Ugh.
The funny thing is that I wasted so much time telling myself things that may or may not be true! My thoughts became a run away train and I found myself entertaining thoughts like, “Next week I am eating only vegetables!” (While a good idea, I know I am not going to do that which means the statement really just takes power away from me.)
When I finally decided to get on the scale, I discovered I only had gained 3 pounds. Three pounds. Man, the mind is a tricky thing! I had myself convinced I would need larger jeans and that I would not be able to tackle this problem until my travels end later this summer. I pictured myself throughout the summer feeling like a bloated beached whale! What a trip! Pure guilt set in, self depreciating thoughts were making a mark, and I definitely was not owning my own power!
We MUST take control of our lives by taking control of our minds. We must tell our minds the TRUTH! It is time to stop letting the lies in your head determine your life experiences. YOU were born for this time. There are things that only YOU can do. There are choice experiences all around us, but there is a distracting force that wants you to forget that you were indeed created for something more. The opposition wants you to believe you are worthless, that your situation can not be salvaged, and that you are destined for a pitiful life. This is simply not true!
Be bigger than me and do not let the fear of not being enough or gaining weight stop you in your tracks. BE YOU! Stand up, enjoy your personal progress, celebrate your commitment to yourself to live your best life!