Have you every noticed.. . . . . . .
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
that in our pursuit to be healthy, lose weight, get stronger that much of what we do is just like a child.
For instance: a child wants to play with an outlet and we tell them no, yet they go back time after time. Over time the frequency of these visits lessen as the child learns that no matter what the response is always no but they keep testing the parental figure none the less.
In weight lose our body tests us just the same, as does life. We work on eating healthy, egg white omelets, fish with a large salad, chicken breast with steamed veggies and some brown rice and for a while it works but then something happens and it stops working as well as it had. That is our body saying 'Hey, excuse me but I'm bored, I need something else" so we change it up a bit and yet this pattern persists on repeating itself.
We all learn over time what works and what doesn't but how long does it take anyone of us the learn this process. For some it is easy because they track everything, they even journalmaking it easier to spot the weakness and correct the pattern getting the scale moving again. For others it takes more digging to figure these things out.
Ultimately in the end weight lose like life is an ever changing landscape and you have to be the willow tree that bends vs the sturdy oak.
I've bent and I've stood sturdy and sometimes its works and other times it doesn't. Either way I am happy and love me as I am this moment as I've created this me. Yes, I desire to see less in the mirror, to wear smaller clothes, to see a smaller number on the scale and yet I could happily stay here for the duration of life. Will I stop trying, stop pushing for change, no because I learn more about me and my body by constantly trying and what good is living if we aren't learning, growing and changing.