If you always do what you've always done... AHA!!
Thursday, December 15, 2016
We've all heard this famous motivational quote - attributed to many over the years from Henry Ford to Tony Robbins. It used to get bantered around my work place whenever they introduced yet another "innovation."
For a relatively intelligent person, it sometimes takes me a while to turn on the lighbulb and have one of those "AHA" moments which happened this morning after I stumbled over this quote for the hundredth time or so. It pretty much sums up my history of weight loss efforts and failed maintenance perfectly. Like so many others, I restrict my calories and eat "diet" foods until I reach a goal. Then I go back to enjoying "real" food in portions that are unmeasured. Exercise dwindles. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why the scale creeps back to where it started... or higher. So why do I keep doing this to myself??
It's that time of year. As we celebrate the season, it's also a time to reflect. My SP reflections remember where I was at this time last year. Simply put - there was less of me. I wore clothes that will stay in the closet this year. I remember feeling much happier with myself.
So as I turn the page on 2016, my new goals will incorporate this long overdue "AHA!" It's time to take all I've learned and all that SP and SP Friends have to offer and come up with a life plan. Heard it before? Perhaps. But perhaps this time will be different and that is what we call hope. And what better time to turn that page than now - during this season of hope.