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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Today is YOUR day!

"Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way."
Dr. Seuss

"And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed."
Dr. Seuss

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose."
Dr. Seuss

A little Dr. Seuss to help you get back on track with your weightloss or fitness journey. :)
I recently read an article about how so many people wait for just the right time to start losing weight. The reality of this is that I was one of those people for so many years. I always thought, ok next week I will start with my diet or ok I just ate a really unhealthy breakfast so I will just count this day out and give up on my "diet" routine...not any more.
I have realized that there is not a "perfect" time to start losing weight. When I started back in December I knew the holidays were coming up but for once I didn't say, I will start after the holidays. Instead I changed my mindset and told myself that if I could make it through the holidays, I could make it through any other time of the year. Once I developed that kind of mindset, it helped me look at each meal and each day one at a time. If I had a high calorie meal for dinner, I just start back the next morning or if I messed up and ate an unhealthy breakfast, I just focused on fixing my day for lunch and dinner. When I started making small choices, it started to become easier to see that I don't have to waste a whole day if I accidently messed up.
So many people give up after they "think" they messed up when in reality they haven't messed everything up, just one small part of their day. It's just one meal on one day. Don't let that one meal mess up changing your life. Keep changing one or two things every day and before you know it your life and body will be changing right before your eyes.
I really want you to stop and think about waiting to start changing your life. If you wait until Monday, you just lost 3 days of change! Start tomorrow! Start tonight by cooking a meal at home instead of grabbing fast food. There is NO PERFECT TIME to start. There will always be obstacles but it is your decision to overcome them or let them overcome you. If you started changing your life and then fell off the wagon, get back on NOW! Change does not require a certain day or time. It requires commitment from you and a desire to become more than you could ever imagine!
Remember, if you continue to tell yourself that you will start tomorrow, it is very likely that tomorrow will never come. Start today...Today is YOUR day!! :)