Thursday, January 22, 2015
First Things First
Probably the hardest part of this journey was taking the first step. Last week at church our pastor said this "The first step to a new life is the last step in the old one." Wow - I've never thought of it that way. For me the first step was being honest with myself and it was tough. Sometimes the truth hurts!
I am a master excuse maker and professional procrastinator. And I can do them both well - together. More than once I've told myself this "Oh it can wait - I work better under pressure any way." Pretty masterful huh!
Well when it came to my weight I was an expert excuse maker.
*I just can't focus on that right now - there are more important things I need to focus on
*It's only a small brownie
*This is just the way God made me (Sorry Lord - please forgive me for using YOU as an excuse)
*I can't exercise - I'm too big
*I'm just too tired to (exercise, cook a healthy meal, go to the grocery store, or anything else I didn't really want to do)
*It's a special day
*Food is how we fellowship and spend time with friends
*It is selfish to focus time and money on me instead of my family
Oh I could go on and on and on and on and on! I knew this had to stop if I was going to move forward. I had to start being honest with myself first. I had to stop making excuses and either do it or don't. But I had to make that decision with honesty.
I could read this everyday to remind myself of the truth!
I made myself 293.2 pounds. I made myself lazy and out of shape. I was responsible for the me that I had become so uncomfortable with. And I was the only person that could change it.
First things first, have a heart to heart conversation with yourself. What do you want to change in your life? How did you get there? How can you change?