I have been out of action this week with a nasty bug. But I am grateful to have had this time to really ponder my habits and the reasons behind them. I got to thinking, we all have those moments where our child mind is challenged to the point of a complete paradigm shift. For example, as a little girl I always had a problem with the song “I saw mommy kissing Santa Clause”. I thought that was kind of disturbing. I think I was 27 when I was in a department store and the song was playing when I worked out that Santa was Daddy!!! There I was surrounded by fellow Christmas shoppers walking by as I let out an “Oh, I get it!” Then there was the time a few years back when I worked out that www. stood for World Wide Web!!! Genius!
If you can’t relate to these “special” moments, perhaps you can recall a song that you sang for years until you learned that the lyrics you were making up were not the lyrics at all! My favorite was the song I thought was the theme song from the Olympics in Russia (were the Olympics ever in Russia?) “Moscow! Moscow! Daily round the room I run, daily round the room I run. Ho-ho-ho-ho-ho-Hey!” Come to think of it, I still don’t know the lyrics…(just going to google them.)
Hey, hey, hey
Throw your glasses at the wall,
Fame and fortune to us all, ho, ho, ho, hey
Moscow, Moscow, join us for a casatchok.
We’ll be dancing ’round the clock ha, ha, ha hey
Drinking vodka all night long,
Keeps you happy, makes you strong ho, ho, ho hey.
Come and have a drink again,
You will never leave again. Ha, Ha, Ha
I feel complete now.
Anyhow, my point is that pondering my weight gain and the reasons for my overeating has been a little like my above revelations.
I have viewed food and exercise through short sighted eyes. Always seeing the short term and what it entails rather than looking ahead a little. I need the big picture!
So I am taking a few simple steps to break out of my short sighted ways.
1 – I will identify what is at the forefront of my mind especially in my moments of weakness
2 – Challenge it
3 – Replace it with big picture thinking
I am not one for rules for rules sake. Who is? But when I understand the “why’s” then I have my motivation!
Becoming more learned in the area of health is essential if I am to have a big picture perspective.
The question is “where do I begin?”