My philosophy of minimalism provides five major focus points: passions, contributions, growth, relationships, and health. As my good friend Jonathan reminded me last Friday, our lives and bodies are like finely tuned machines that gradually drift out of alignment over time. While I have been focusing on my health in many ways, there has been a lapse in focus and steadfastness when it comes to my diet. This is something almost all of us struggle with.
Yesterday, I stepped on the scale for the first time in quite a long while. This is supposed to be a once-or-twice a week habit, and I have obviously let myself pull the wool over my eyes. The consequences were clear, the scale was 10 lbs more than what it said 3 months ago. Worse, 3 months ago, I kind of wanted to shed 5-10 lbs.
Although a little frustrated I’ve let myself get to this point (after all, it is much easier to maintain then it is to lose), the challenge is before me and I’m excited for it. I’ve been here before and know what it takes, which is a willingness and desire to suffer a little. It will take a realignment of my focus.
It will take going all in.
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