“It felt like the way everyone was taught to eat, how we should be eating, and completely sustainable – but completely different than what I was doing.”
A goal is a great motivator, getting us up off the couch and into action. Once we are moving the goal ceases to be of any import.
What really changed my mind, was this definition: “a branch of knowledge.” If discipline is not just about force, control, authority but is also about knowing then can self-discipline also mean self-knowing?
I am 100% over the story that the only way for us to be happy is to change who we are. And I am 100% in support of the story that by being happy we can grow however we want.
I have been overweight my whole life. That’s the guy I was 10 years ago. But like most blanket statements it’s more complicated than that.
Living in the now is wonderful, being mindful in the moment is a lovely place to be, but there is a future, and if I want it to be a happy, less painful, more active one, I need to start investing in myself now.
I will be changed either way, it is my choice how that goes about. With grace or with gnashing of teeth. With dignity or despair.