The holidays are upon us and for most of the holiday events are more about “eating” than social gatherings. I’d like to share Chuck Swindle’s article, Attitude is Everything. One particular line states that, “The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.”
So will you go into the upcoming holidays with the mindset that they are holidays meant to just pig out and eat whatever you want, simply ignoring how your mind and body responds to excess food? Sure it gives you freedom to do whatever you want for that day but how will you feel (physically and emotionally) the next day? And how will it impact all the weight loss efforts you have made previously to that? Are you really willing to do all the hard work over again just for a month of excesses?
A better choice might be to choose to eat moderately allowing a little taste of your favorite food now and then without feeling deprived.
What attitude will you choose?
Here is Chuck Swindle’s Article:
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company…a church…a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude…I am convinced that life is10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes.”
Remember, “If you always do, what you always did, you will always get what you got!” Make it a real point to make the choices which reflect what you really want.
Written by Elaine Murphy, BA, certified nutritionist, Greenlite Educator