Every time my 6th grader says something is impossible, I show him this picture.
And, then the paradigm shifts and it becomes possible, duplicatable, widely accepted, believed. There are lessons everywhere if you take a minute to look around you.
What do you see?
How about convincing stores to swipe a plastic card with the promise of getting paid for items already taken?
More importantly, what feels impossible to you?
It doesn’t need to be a huge accomplishment. What if you ignore the fact that you haven’t done it before and the naysayers, and continue to try? Imagine how it will feel when you succeed.
(My son and I built this last summer - took forever and was worth it.)
This cartoon made me think of that saying, “we can do this the easy way, or the hard way,” which is really about your attitude, right?
I can only speak from my own experience, (I’ve tried it both ways) and found that you will NEVER feel bad, regret or lose sleep over bringing a positive energy to your day. Especially when you don't feel like it.
All of the sudden your day starts to turn around and open yourself to incredible people and opportunities you would have otherwise missed.
PS. I'm obsessed with New Yorker cartoons. In so many instances they nail it.
The best (and one of the hardest) decisions I've made is to stop weighing myself each morning. It's a ridiculously difficult habit to break.
We all know that there's a million reasons why our weight fluctuates day to day; too much salt, not enough water, hormones, a night of martinis and cheeseburgers. Yeah, yeah, we KNOW it will fluctuate, but it's a little like the thrill of gambling - excitement and confidence when it says what we want and discouragement and self criticism when it doesn't.
There have been days when I would wake up feeling great, weigh myself and immediately feel let down over ounces of change in the wrong direction! My clothes would feel fine, but even before I had coffee there was one more thing to worry about. The scale, a battery operated piece of equipment was dictating how I felt day to day.
Almost two years ago, I completely changed my eating habits (also a great decision, yet not half as challenging) and got rid of 30 yo-yo'ing pounds. Once at maintenance the scale would fluctuate, a little. Yet, a little was enough to make a difference in how I felt. The more I checked, the more I had to keep checking. It felt great to wear anything I wanted in my closet and wear one consistent size of clothes, so why have the scale chime in at all?
I was challenged to stop weighing myself for a week and see how it felt. I had my nutrition in place, a safety net program to fall back on and a pair of jeans that became my source of reference if needed. That week has turned into 19 months of maintaining without weighing myself.
Here's what I found:
Try an experiment, STOP weighing yourself for a week and see if there's a change inside. If you need a nutrition program, get one, but please step away from the scale.
#nutritionalcleansing #maintenanceworks #bekindtoyou