So I was reading this thread and ran across a statement that really annoyed me, and I responded to it, perhaps harshly (I don’t know yet, but I suspect). It’s the second time in as many days where someone said something regarding fitness and eating right that just set me off, and I realize I’ve really become militant with regard to peoples attitudes about the subject. The casual things people say that reinforce our societies death spiral into mass obesity. The offhand spewing of defeatist hearsay far and wide. People will say anything, it seems, to justified their continued apathy and lethargy toward the subject of eating right and getting fit.
I guess there’s truth to the idea that no one hates ciggarette smoke more than an ex smoker, as it certainly applies to me here. I was one of those people who denied my problem, ignored it, excused my way out of fixing it. Boy do I wish I hadn’t done that. I could have saved myself YEARS of discontent by taking care of the problem long ago.
It’s never too late, however, to get started. Start listening to the things you say, and the comments of others. Pay attention and try to weed out the comments and thoughts that lead to inactivity. The battle against overconsumption begins with you and your thoughts and the words that come out of your mouth. If you’re looking at yourself in the mirror, what are you seeing? Are you seeing someone who needs exercise? Are you seeing someone who needs to trim their calorie intake by a bit? If you’re seeing that, just do it. Don’t tell yourself you can’t. Don’t tell yourself it’s too hard, or impossible. Tell yourself, tell the world, “I can, and it’s not impossible, and dammit, I’m going to do it.”
Too preachy? Probably. But I’ve made this change myself, and it’s not nearly as hard as it looked when I was seated on the couch with the bag of fried potatoes in my hand.