As I am working today, my mind keeps wandering back to a message from an online acquaintance last night, wishing she could have done more for an extended family member who had passed away. A young mother who passed suddenly due to heart issues directly related to obesity. I can’t even imagine what her husband and children are going through right now. My friend went on to say that it frustrated her because she started a new “Quick Fix” diet about once a month. She would start, maybe lose a couple pounds, maybe not, but then quickly lose her motivation. Occasionally she would even take a new pill or “Magic potion” and get discouraged when she had not lost 100# in a month.
It all very much hit home for me, because I remember when I WAS her! But just like with her, the choice to change was mine and MINE ALONE! I knew that no one could ever do it for me, or even want it badly enough for me. That had to come from within.
And today I sit here with a grateful heart that I finally made the commitment to myself to fight for my health. That decision was first made nearly 8 years ago, and I thank God that all the days since then, I have chosen to make it more days than not. It is a daily commitment to yourself and the gift that you have been given. I am also grateful that God has given me the passion to share this choice daily with the world. Some days it is a wonderful “All In” commitment, and other days it is an, “I am only human and today SUCKS” fiasco. But each day I wake up, I am given the chance to make the choice again. And the goal is to choose wisely more often than not.
Today as I sit here feeling a bit “fluffy” from having a few cocktails this weekend, I decided to leave the past behind me and MAKE today a GREAT day! Today I CHOOSE life! Today I CHOOSE happiness! Today I CHOOSE health! Today I CHOOSE ME!
What will you choose today?
Action OR Acceptance?