Our biggest obstacle when it comes to health, fitness, and even love is our propensity to make excuses. We have them. We have plenty of them. Our mindset is the largest part of where our battle resides.
We lie to ourselves. We tell ourselves we need or deserve the destructive behavior we commit. We tell ourselves it’s okay to abuse ourselves, after all it’s our period and we deserve that damned chocolate. We’ve been good and deserve to cheat on our diet. We did a lot more activity than normal so we can skip our workout. We’ll start tomorrow, and on and on. The excuses never stop.
Until we recognize we are our biggest abuser, see ourselves for who we really are, we won’t win, we won’t succeed, we won’t break free. It’s nobody’s fault we are like we are. It’s not our past, not our genetics, it’s not our environment, it’s not the food industry, it’s not our religion, it’s not our disease, it’s not our drugs, it’s not ANYTHING but our own choices. We are exactly where we want to be, allow to be, choose to be, or choose not to change.
Only we can choose to put down the doughnuts, pick up the jump rope, and continue to make that choice everyday.
We don’t need to have a lot of money, personal trainer, expensive food, diet drugs, or the right workout clothes or equipment. Before we pick up or use any of these tools we have to first strip ourselves of our excuses, stand in front of our mirrors naked, look at ourselves in the eye, and truly see who we truly are, not who we lie to ourselves.
We are not victims. We are the abusers of our own self. We are the ones that gorge on the whole box of snack cakes, doughnuts, bag of chips, soft drinks, chicken nuggets, ice cream, and chocolate. We can take all the diet pills we want, drink all the diet drinks we want, eat off the little plates filled with 2nds and 3rds, but it doesn’t change that we neglect what we need, feed our feelings, and cheat ourselves out of living our lives to our best potential. We see ourselves as victims, and victims are slaves. We are slaves to our addictions. We are slaves to our excuses. We are slaves to our abuses. We are taskmasters to our own depravity.
We are the asshole that stops us. Until we acknowledge our truth and see our truth, we can never change it. We’re killing yourself. We are an abuser, neglecter, and selfish bitch. Stop lying to ourself. Have the courage to face our truth and learn to live for ourself.
Then… Naked, bare, exposed, and determined… Change our story, change our stars, change our life.
Till next time,
Freed Slave, Survivor