You’re Not A Trash Can. Lose It For Good!


Life’s made up of them. And hey, variety is the spice of life, after all. But sometimes, they make my life difficult. If you know me personally, you know I’m indecisive. Lord of the Rings Extended Version, or the original? Don’t even get me started on which Harry Potter… Soy pasta,or Black Bean Taco? Should my salad have almonds, or edamame? Should I get original almond milk?? Or vanilla??? UGH!!!

The great thing about choices, is that I have them. The bad thing about choices, is that I am the one making them. When it comes to health, I’ve haven’t always been very wise with my choices. There was a time when I was making the choice to eat Little Caesars Italian Cheesy Bread every other night. Now, that was a poor health choice. A delicious one? Yes. But not a healthy one. Dang it, now I want cheesy bread. I digress.

The key to being successful in your weight-loss, is preparation. You’ve probably heard it before, but “failure to plan, is planning to fail”. Thankfully somebody smart said that and not me. I have learned to plan every meal in advance, and take joy in every victory, no matter how small. The other day my husband made me a gorgeous salad for lunch, while I was getting ready for work. Any you know what? It kind of hit me, just how far we’ve come over the last year. We’ve made some good, often challenging, choices over the last year and I couldn’t have done it without his support! Because on the days when I really want to eat like my temple’s a trash can, he makes me this:

Finding a support system to help you make healthy choices in your life is wonderful, and can be really helpful when you need to be held accountable. However, at the end of the day, this is your body, not anyone else’s. It is a temple, not a trash can, and deserves to be treated as such. My husband can make all the salad in the world for me, but I’m the one raising the fork to my mouth. Take responsibility for your body, because it’s beautiful, and you’re worth it. Now go out there, give a shout out to all the wonderful people in your life, make a good choice for your body, and have a great day!!

Peace and Love!


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