Doing what works…

“Do what works.”

It seems like a simple concept, doesn’t it? Somehow, however, execution seems to elude me.

I’m talking about that forever concept of “getting in shape”.

Over the years, I have been involved in a wide, wide variety of schemes to lose weight and get fit. Some with long term success, some with short term success, some with none at all.

While rereading a book I just got, called “Body Clutter”, I came across an idea that has been stuck in my head for the past couple of days. She was talking about attitude. Our attitudes toward our homes, bodies, and lives. (Paraphrasing) She said you have to come to a point when you say, “Hey, this isn’t working. I need to do something else.”

When I was pregnant with J5, I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. I was on a special diet and I just simply stuck to it! I had a higher purpose – I was housing our child and that child deserved to be healthy. So, I just did it. I ate healthfully and I lost weight while I was pregnant, even up through my last couple of months! (Yes, it was fine with my doctor, I had plenty of extra weight to lose so it was a healthy result!)

So, a cog in my brain dropped in to place and I decided to get back on that “delightful” GDM diet. Just gotta do what works.

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