Do you ever wake up with a start and think… today is the day.
Or do you stick with the… why-do-it-today-when-I can-put-it-off-until-tomorrow approach?
The day to get the diet and fitness under control… practice all those healthy options that you think about… rid the diary of excuses and really commit to a healthy lifestyle program.
It’s always easier to talk healthy than act healthy.
I am full of excuses… my number one being travel. Back and forwards to here, there and everywhere does weaken the resolve… jet lag and tiredness seem to enhance my cravings and force me to abandon resolve…
Spending many months of the year in France is another good excuse. France and I get along very well, too well… she seduces with her fine wine and dining… and I for one have not resisted as I should…
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And then… there is always tomorrow. I will commence the regime on Monday, on Tuesday, on Wednesday… After Christmas, before Easter… It’s my birthday… Am I making sense to you? Sound familiar at all?
There is always a reason to celebrate… and the way we celebrate is by eating and drinking… with friends and with family. I’m all for this… What is better than a long, lazy Sunday lunch… or a delicious dinner over candlelight in ambient surroundings… Nothing… Except… I can’t always resist the temptation to over indulge…
I need to have the Sunday lunch… the fine company and skip some of the finer wine… and maybe… just maybe… the desert.
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It’s all about balance… Right? Équilibre as they say in France.
I’ve never been fond of moderation. That’s my problem… I tend to go overboard or not at all… The all or nothing syndrome. Which is excellent when it comes to doing your best… not so excellent when it involves sweet temptations…
Now I’m changing my tune… moderation will be my mojo.
Spring is springing and pastels are calling… Burying the black and shedding the layers is a frightening thought… those winter woolies that hide a multitude are so comforting… But…
Preparation is key… and timing is everything.
Today is the day.
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Where am I going with this?
I woke up this morning and decided that enough is enough.
No more talk, no more thinking… no more putting the inevitable off…
Self-discipline will be my friend and sugar will have to find a new playmate… as for exercise… we’ll just have to work on our relationship.
Let’s chat… Is reigning in or changing your lifestyle something on this year’s agenda? xv
Today’s The Day
This philosophy worked for me before… a simple, easy to achieve and practical approach to diet.
David Marshall knows all there is to know about health, fitness and loosing weight the right way.
I’m re-reading and following his wisdom as from today.