I shared this today in my Rocktober challenge group, but I wanted to share it with all of you too.
I wanted to talk about commitment today. When we think of a commitment, we think of a relationship, maybe marriage, but it's usually something that you stick to no matter what. I love this quote because I totally agree. Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do, long after the mood you said it in has left you. I think that is pretty spot on.
I have been married for 4 years, and some days I don't want to be married. I am not in the mood. But I made a commitment, before God, our families and the state of Colorado that I won't break, even if I am in a bad mood. Marriage isn't easy, it takes work, but I am committed to it.
What if we treated weight loss like marriage. What if we made a public commitment, before God and our loved ones, to focus on our relationship with ourselves. Do you think we would look at it differently? I am not sure I know anyone who doesn't take marriage seriously, but I have met PLENTY of people (myself included) that don't take a weight loss commitment seriously. Why are they different? Why do we think its okay to cheat on ourselves, but not our spouse?
What if today you made a commitment. A real one. Commit to yourself to love yourself. Commit to yourself to eat like you love yourself and MOVE like you love yourself. And take that as seriously as you take your wedding vows. Because it is serious. Being successful at weight loss isn't about doing it when you are in the mood. It's about doing it day in and day out regardless of your mood, and I think that is something a lot of people struggle with.
Decide what you want. Commit to it.