but, I want it now
Sunday, February 23, 2020
In a world of instant gratification, weight loss is hard. And, loving ourselves is hard. We expect immediate results because it’s what we want. We expect to be able to look in the mirror and magically not hate what we see.
We want it, and we want it now!
You see it in the magazines or on the Dr Oz show. Drink this tea! Try apple cider vinegar! Celery juice! Keto! Low Fat! Sugar Free! How to be bikini ready in 16 days! Or articles how it only takes 21 days to build a habit.
We try it all! Because we want it, and we want it now!
We push ourselves and overextend. We stress ourselves out trying to be perfect. We eat more than usual and we panic about bingeing and being off track. We panic when we don’t hit our steps. We are unable to enjoy holidays, parties, and gatherings because of the food. We feel too tired to exercise because we’ve pushed too hard, and then feel like a failure for needing a break.
We do this because we want it, and we want it now!
You know what we really need now? Moments of happiness. Compassion. Patience. Balance. Joy. Laughs. Memories. Smiles. Food that makes us feel good. Movement that makes our bodies feel good. Moments in our life that just feel good.