Now, little back story: This same friend who, by her own estimation, had seventy pounds to lose, had never exercised. She looked at me with that, “you’re a little strange” look when I would talk about running or yoga. I once said something about how my husband and I expected everyone in our house to move somehow every day (run, bike, rock climb… whatever, just move) and she said, a little thoughtfully that time, something to the effect of, “I don’t move”.
So, back to the Charity Gala. Suddenly, here she is, full of energy and smiles, telling me how she is exercising six days a week! And her daughters are too! (How cool is that? Talk about leaving a legacy.). And what’s more, she has given up white flour and sugar since January 1st.
She looked great. I told her, and I’m telling you, my girlfriend looked GREAT. She moved with such energy and enthusiasm, her skin and eyes glowed, I’m telling you, she radiated energy!
She has also lost 11 pounds since January, but that’s almost beside the point.
She felt great.
And you can too.
Decide who you want to be. Decide why you want to be that person. And then think of two or three things that you can change right now, today, that will start you down the road to getting there.
Flour and sugar are addictive, I’m the first to know that with my whole heart and soul, and the first week without them is painful, painful, painful. But after that, the addiction fades, and the terrible hold they have had on you your entire life begins to loosen. And then, suddenly, it’s gone altogether, and you’re free.
Today. One thing. Change one thing. No bread, maybe. A half hour run. Have an apple at two o’clock this afternoon instead of the candy bar and coffee.
You are worth it Mamma.