For most people
“lose weight” is on the top of their resolution
list of things to do; but for the many who are on some sort
of low-carb, no sugar, gluten free, soy enriched, Atkins,
South Beach, Grapefruit thing already, the holidays are disastrous.
Some people let the slip of the holidays turn them into “failures”
and decide to just give up. Now, more than ever, is the time
to buckle down (even if you can’t buckle up) and just
be patient with yourself.
it as an exception
Sometimes it’s the holidays, other times it’s
birthdays, office parties, whatever the case; there are going
to be times that you don’t follow a strict regiment.
If you think of the slip as a Life Change, then it will become
one. If you just get back to your healthy lifestyle, everything
will be back in place in no time.
Don’t ruin the moment in hindsight
Why did you “cheat” anyway? Cause it was gooooooood,
that’s why. So why look back now and ruin the enjoyment
you had? Just leave it as a good memory, for those times you’re
downing your eighth glass of water and no-carb, low-fat chocolate
flavored breakfast bar.
You really don’t have to suffer for it now,
A healthy lifestyle can be tasty and rewarding. There’re
plenty of cookbooks out there, and more and more restaurants
are catering to healthier eating. Cheating was so good because
maybe what you’re doing now just tastes so bad? Find
ways to really enjoy your life now, so you don’t have
to have “cheating” … or at least not feel
bad when you do.
Patience, in the long run, is its own gift
You’ve heard that patience is a virtue, but it is also
its own reward. Becoming a patient person when it comes to
your health will also help you become a more patient person
in other areas of your life. Things just take time. Eating
the corn stalks is not nearly as satisfying as eating the
“Patience is gaining wait.”