She’s a Creature of Habit
As a former college athlete, who felt comfortable eating anything in sight (knowing that I’d burn it all off later!) this post-grad, weight management life has been anything but easy. One of my concerns during this time last year was that I was too skinny and I needed to eat more and gain weight. People would always say that I was too thin and it would bother me. Now I’m at a place in my life where I sit in a cubicle all day, and find myself snacking compulsively. I workout most days, but not nearly at the same level that I used to. Also, I eat dinners too often that lead to some serious food comas. My swimsuit isn’t fitting how it used to. Those jeans are a little snugger than they were a year ago, and even when I start to make a little progress by losing a few pounds, I keep finding myself gaining it back.
This is my personal struggle, and even as a self-empowered woman, I can’t lie and say that this process has been easy for me.
With that being said, one thing that this experience is teaching me, is that I need to have more will power. In all actuality, I need more will power in ALL areas of my life! I’m starting to learn that sometimes you owe it to yourself to just say NO.
This could be a guy or girl who isn’t treating you a right, a slice of cheesecake that’s calling your name or even an invitation to go out with a certain crew that doesn’t have your best interest. When I was younger, I heard a pastor once say
“how you do anything is probably how you do everything.”
Needless to say, I constantly find myself facing this reality. This isn’t to say that I have finally solved all my problems and gained true enlightenment. I mean, saying no to glazed donuts at work is still very difficult (let’s be real, Dunkin makes the best donuts!) However, this is a first step for me and acknowledging this issue has only made me stronger.