Sometimes dropping the weight is not all about the pounds on your body. The last thing I want to do during the holidays is preach, but many of us are carrying the weight of the past and not living in the present. That is some extra baggage no one needs whether you are on the weight roller coaster or not. Yes, we all have issues and missteps, it's all a part of life right? If everything went our way what would be the point of waking up? Despair takes a grip of you and eats away at your self esteem. Soon enough the power of moving on is no longer something we accept in our lives.
Take away from lessons of the past, and apply that new knowledge every day you walk out your door. I have been held hostage by negativity and my own blunders that I relive over and over in mind. What good has that done me other than drive me nuts or to White Castle for some chicken rings? Yes, the new year is upon us and I’m sure we are making a large list of resolutions for 2017. Let me just make a suggestion before we start mounting more unrealistic expectations on ourselves. It's time to take a bag and throw out all the negative thoughts, people, and feelings that have kept us from living in the right now.
Letting go may be the best gift we can all give ourselves. Next time you are in front of the mirror smacking your belly, hating yourself for not getting out there and being more active, just say, “fuck it,” and start your DAY ONE. Get out there and go for a walk or a run! Whatever gets you moving physically and away from the negative relationship you are having with yourself. I know it's harder to do than to say, but if you will try, I will promise to try. See you all out on the streets getting rid of what is really weighing us down!