Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Ever have someone tell you that you have to take of yourself before you can help others?  Or how about you can't help someone who can't help themselves?  I have heard these words and have said them. 

At this time of the year, it's easy to lose track of yourself.  For me, I am busy trying to make Christmas magical for my family, while working full time and still performing my day-to-day "duties" at home.  This is life.  And sometimes life just gets in the way of what should happen.  

I should be on the elliptical every single day and taking a walk after dinner.  I should be making better food choices when I am on the fly.  I should be making sure I am getting plenty of rest.  But are these things always happening?  Not always.  Because life is getting in the way.

So, how do I change that?  Well, first I have to change my mindset.  I need to "stay the course" and cut myself some slack (but not a lot). Easier said then done, right?  

Mindset.  I hear that a lot at work. By definition, it is "a set of assumptions, methods or notations held by one or more people or groups of people that is so established that it creates a powerful incentive within these people or groups to continue to adopt or accept prior behaviors, choices or tools"  Isn't that speaking to Weight Watchers?  It's a method held by a group of us who are trying to change our relationship(s) with food - adopting better behaviors using tools provided to us by Weight Watchers.  At least that's my interpretation.

Making the change has to be within ourselves.  No one can MAKE you take care of yourself.  No one can help you if you don't want to help your self.  Only you can make up your own mind.