Friday, December 14, 2012

End of the year reflections and New Year's aspirations.

It's mid December and....much to my dismay, another year has passed even faster then the year before.  Just as we manage to get our asses smacked by the 2012 door , we are already hopeful for what lies ahead.  That's a glass half full attitude and I love that so many of us look ahead to a new year.

A New Year is, frankly, everyone's new beginning. We all start with a clean slate with our diets and attitudes.  This year I am going to______________________________! (With vigor and meaning, right?)  Then by January 15th or so we slowly fall back into our same ole, same ole habits....because that's who we are, easily distracted.  It's much easier to give up and give in than it is to say "self...get your shit together and stick with it!"

Somehow the voice that pumps you up and gets you to that amazing place of accomplishment is quieted by that rotten lazy bitch that holds more water than reason.  I hate her...coming in with her combat boots on squishing my motivation with her oh-so-sweet "it's just one can workout twice as hard tomorrow" or the ever-loving "Who doesn't love cheese fries?  You DESERVE it".  Deserve what? To lose? To succumb to the temptation of food that I will only poop out in 8-12 hours?  Deserve to FAIL?


Failure is NOT an option.  Your body is this amazing living, healing machine.  Why do we continue to sabotage the one thing that brings us happiness? Why aren't we looking at our children, our spouses, our selves and saying YOU DESERVE THE BEST? Why don't you deserve the best? Can't afford the best? You can't afford not to.  Pay now or pay later, right? If you don't take care of that amazing living, healing machine now, you WON'T be able to convince your body to take care of itself later.

I am telling you now that if you don't take a good long hard look into that mirror and tell yourself to get your act together...this year will be just like last year and the year before that and the year before that.  When do we say "I AM WORTH IT! MY FAMILY IS WORTH IT!"?

Truth: America is the ONLY country in the world whose budget does not have FOOD as their number one priority.  Food and water...the ONLY two things you NEED.  I mean in reality you can live without food for days, but not water.

This is YOUR YEAR! Make it happen, make it that year that you look back on; that year that you define in your life as before 2013 and after 2013! Dream BIG!, LIVE! Feed your body and soul!