Coming off the holiday high and with New Years right around the corner many of us may be throwing in the towel on the diet/weight loss front. At this point of the year it’s really easy to have the "I might as well wait" attitude. Thinking that it’s not worth getting back on track after the big holiday meals and indulgences we have allowed ourselves. What’s the point? Right? New Years is only a few days away.
I know this feeling well. It’s why I wrote New Months Eve. We get the thought that we’ll just wait until that magic day. Like midnight on Jan 1 all will fall into place and we’ll start the new year right. It’s the "perfect" time to make resolutions. To set goals. It’s the "perfect" time to start being "perfect".
I did it. I still do it. It makes sense in out irrational brains. What we don’t think about is all we can gain (or LOSE) the days in between. There are four days between now and New Years. Would you rather start the year off with the momentum of good choices and a healthy diet? Or eat all the crap that will make the first all that much harder. With even more weight to lose. Even more cravings to overcome.
And don’t get me started on the "last hurrah" syndrome. You do not have to eat everything in sight over the next four days just to say goodbye to it. That’s just starting the new year off with the wrong attitude. You aren’t entering a year to deny yourself anything. You are making good choices NOW and THEN.
Let me let you in on a little secret…
YOU WILL NOT BE PERFECT IN THE NEW YEAR
So please don’t throw the last few days of 2008 away becuase you think you will. Make good, healthy choices and let’s make the end of the year as good as we plan to make the new one.
I leave you with this quote from Maria Robinson…
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start TODAY and make a new ending.