Why is it so hard to just start over?
I really believe it is hard to jump back on the horse because the brain loves the chemical highs it gets from those influxes of carbs. Carbohydrates are so like a drug in many ways.
I know that, like a friend of mine, if I’m off-plan it takes me waking up ill every morning before I finally clean up my act. And even still, by 3pm in the afternoon it is awfully easy to conveniently ignore feeling dizzy and ill for needing a handful of chips.
We jones. We crave. We need that fix. It’s our blood sugar, it’s our brains, but it’s our lives, too.
The good news? We have choices. They may be unexciting, and they may be underwhelming, but we usually ignore our freedom of choice until it is removed from us. Then we realize all too late what choices we could have made, should have made.
Now is the perfect time to choose to make the rest of the year a beautiful one.
Emerge next Spring as a new you, and spend this New Year’s Eve not steeped in regret, but celebrating how far we’ve all come this year because of the choices we have made towards living happier, healthier lives.
You don’t have to be perfect. Just try your best. You can do this!