Recently a friend of mine posted this on FaceBook
“When you wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and ask yourself if you’re happy. If the answer is no too many days in a row… It’s time to make a change.”
There have been times in my life where I have avoided looking very long at myself in the mirror. For about the last eight to ten years, I have carried around some extra pounds and I personally didn’t like seeing my gut stick out further than my boobs.
But what about when you look in the mirror and you just don’t like the person you see, or you are not happy with the person you are, or maybe you are not content with where that person is in life.
Have you looked in the mirror today? Did you like the person you saw? Possibly you did like me and many others do, and you looked very briefly at yourself and felt if you avoided looking at yourself in the mirror, then it will be easier to avoid things of your life that you very much wish were different.
For me, I simply cut out bread and M&M’s… As a result, along with smart eating and portion control, ?I have lost 25lbs in the last three months and feel a lot more energetic and overall happier with my physical stature than I have been in a great many years. I have also made a few mental adjustments and read some really great books that have enlightened me.
Force yourself to look deep into the mirror today and take a look at what it is you don’t like, then take the steps to change those aspects of you. If it is a physical thing, then it may take some discipline to break the habbits you have that got you to that place. As in my case, after about two weeks of bread withdrawl, I was ok with it, and it seemed a lot easier to pass up bread and candy after that.
If it is a personality attribute or the way you look at things, then you can change those things in a flash. The key to making it work in both the mental and physical change, is to be consistent about it. You may have to make yourself do it at first, but give it a few weeks and it will become a natural thing for you.
No matter how many years you may have been avoiding looking at yourself in the mirror, you can put on a “new you” just as easily as you took it off in the first place. Make it more than just a resolution, make it a new lifestyle… you will feel good about it in no time at all.