Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fresh Start

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down. ~Mary Pickford

Time to clean out the old and bring in the new ;). Here is the moment of truth. You have decided.

I'm IN.

Just wanting to make a change doesn't make change happen. That magic moment in your mind has taken place. You've gone through the thought process, rationalized all the reasons why and now it is time for the how, the ACTION. Let me tell you, if you are taking other actions steps and not considering cleaning up your kitchen/pantry, you are in an uphill battle.
  • Do you CrossFit, train, or have a regular exercise plan? 
  • Working hard physically and rising to the challenge of each workout? 
  • Take time out for prayer, meditation or relaxation techniques?
  • Is your goal to be 'better than yesterday' and to continue to show positive gains?
You are already working hard, but you are at a disadvantage and this is the piece that will transform your life. It is the one that most people make the most excuses for. It is the one that is at the foundation of health and you get to decide every time you put something into your mouth. Get to it.

If you haven't already. Clear out those foods that just might be too tempting to pass up. We have all been there...starving and will eat anything with regret the moment the frenzy is over. Set yourself up for success. Be prepared. The scouts have been saying it for years...motto: be prepared in body and in mind.

You just might be going this alone. If the other members of the family are not joining you, you may need to carve out a place just for your 'goods'. I recommend they are on 'your side', clean shelves, a few door holders and use the veggie drawers too. Yes, it might be a bit hard to shield your eyes from the untouchables, but if you can get  your family to enjoy these meals as well because they are irresistible, you will be able to purge it all sooner than later.

Do the same with your pantry as well.

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