- I am a small town girl living the big city life with my superhero hubby and our superhero- in-training son! I love Jesus and junior mints and have a secret addiction to Neil Diamond and Cat Steven's music. I love a good theme party, the smell of pretty stationary, a good book and a glass of ice tea with an orange slice in it. I am fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Do or do not. There is no try.
I had the honor of attending Project Mom last weekend where I got to spend the night in a lovely hotel, go to the bathroom by myself, talk to grown women about real issues (not toilet training & picky eating) but issues related to women and mothers in general. It was an awesome weekend and I left feeling refreshed and on fire to come back home and really implement some of the wonderful things I heard and learned at the conference. Of all the great speakers I heard and met it was the final keynote speaker that gave me an "ah ha!" moment. Kat Lee, at Inspired to Action http://inspiredtoaction.com/ began by quoting the late, great Yoda who said, "Do or do not. There is no try". She went on to illustrate this with a chair saying we either pick up the chair or we don't pick it up but we can't "try" to pick up a chair She wasn't even talking about weight loss but it was at that moment I got it. For over a year I have whined to my friends and family, neighbors and grocery cashiers that "I've been trying to lose this weight and I just can't". That's simply not true. If I eat well and exercise I will lose weight and get healthy but I can't try to do that, I must actually do it. This has been an incredible week for me, I've gotten an amazing outpouring from friends who identify with my struggles (I seriously thought I was all alone I'm not kidding), people who are cheering me on and want me to succeed and I feel like I am ready to really face down the reasons why I struggle with food so much. I don't want to be like Luke Skywalker who whined his way through the better part of 2 movies. I want to just get in there and fight for myself and my health, I want to be a doer.