Sometimes we can let ourselves go.
We stop doing the things that keep us looking and feeling our best.
We eat less nutrient-dense, minimally-processed foods.
We allow ourselves to skip training more frequently.
We eat more desserts.
We drink more alcohol.
We sleep less.
This might happen gradually.
It might happen abruptly.
But it happens.
Sometimes, we’re good at recognizing this and getting back on track.
Other times, we struggle.
We can’t seem to return to our routine.
When this happens, we might choose to stop paying attention.
We might turn a blind eye.
We stop tracking the things we used to track to assess our progress.
We don’t plug that meal or that drink into our diary.
We don’t check our weight or our waist.
We put off seeing our doctor or trainer.
We decide that we’re not going to do the things that might make us face the facts.
We don’t want to see that how we’re living isn’t serving us.
This only serves to perpetuate the cycle.
You could stop logging your meals.
You could quit checking your measurements.
You could keep postponing your doctor appointment.
Ignoring a problem, however, doesn’t make it go away.
Only change – only action – can do that.
Don’t turn off the alarm.
Put out the fire.
That starts with acknowledging what’s going on.
With paying attention.
Even when you don’t like what you see.
Then get to work.
Break the pattern.
Take that first step in what’s going to be a long journey.
Do what’s hard even though you want to keep doing what’s easy.
It will be difficult.
But it will be worth it.
You’re worth it.
You’ve got this.