Piece of cake (mmm!)In fact, easy is just what it has been -for the most part of the last year- to pile on not just pounds but stones. Probably about two. Now then, this is where it gets tricky. Who or what to blame? I will not bore you with the list as it has endless potential, literally. All are fairly reasonable excuses, a combination of factors but ultimately useless as laying the blame at someone else's door is never the answer is it? It's a cop out.
Time to take drastic action. The situation requires it and I damn well need it. Who the hell have I been kidding?
So a decision was needed. I had to make a change.
A change for good. It was no good telling myself I would do more and eat less. No good saying that diets don't work. I would have to find a way.
So I put the thought out there... cried out to the Universe. And she has been calling back, bless her. A nudge here and a prod there.
So I went and did what I didn’t really want to do but knew that I had to do. I bought a book on dieting. Recommended by a friend so not a complete stab in the dark. Trust is vital for making changes.
At a first flick through, the book scared me.
Too difficult, too complicated, too expensive to do. You name it and I had a reason why it wouldn’t or couldn’t work. How the ego loves to stay in that cosy comfort zone! But I’m dragging it out. It might be kicking and screaming, but it sure as hell ain’t staying where it is. Enough is enough. I’ve had it with the damn ego thing.
So I’m reading the book. Studying it.
Learning and taking as much as I can from it. Re-education is what I need and that’s what I’m getting. I am determined that I will put into practice the knowledge within it. Push myself out of that comfort zone because that is where the Magic happens.
And I will continue to write about it as I am under no illusion that it will be easy. I want to record the journey, bumps and all. I’m sure there’ll be plenty.
But the rewards will far outweigh the sacrifices. They have to. It won’t be worth changing otherwise.
So change for good is the only way. This is no suck it and see.
‘Diets don’t work’ is not about the diet not working but the person behind it who stops working on themselves. If we want to change then we have to work at it.
Desire. Determination. Discipline.
Each are powers that we have at our disposal, triggered by the imagination and used by the willpower. These are our ingredients of success and with the ladle of great intention, with the right
consistency ; we can stir some Magic up.
We can change for good…
Can you do it? Do you want it enough?
Do it. Anything you want. Really.
Make the Magic happen in 2013.