There was a time, for many years, when I hated having my photo taken.
I hated being tagged on Facebook by others.
I hated reunions of any kind because it was like I could hear the silent voices,
"She really let herself go"
"She was doing well for a while"
"What a shame"
What was stopping me from living my best life?
Why were others overcoming their obstacles but not me?
What did they have that I didn't?
Looking back, I now realize what was lacking for me.
Committing to myself.
This is a different beast than any other commitment. You can commit to work, a significant other, a friend, an agreement, a program, etc. but in all those commitments, it is for the benefit of someone else or something else. But what happens when any of all those variables disappoint us? We revoke our commitment and we can move on from them or the situation and continue on with our lives.
We can't remove ourselves from ourselves.
Food addiction is unlike any other addiction out there. Whether its drugs, alcohol, gambling, smoking, sex, shopping, etc. you can overcome any of those addictions and never do it, touch it, or live with it again.
You cannot stop eating for the rest of your life. You would obviously die. You need food to survive.
You can't revoke a commitment to food, but we can change our perception of ourselves and how we approach food, health, wellness and everything else.
We have to make a commitment to ourselves. We have to commit to our own "big pictures" of how we want to be remembered. How our legacy lives. How we live our best lives.
In a sense:
Don't commit to a program
Don't commit to food
Don't commit to the gym
Don't commit to someone else
Don't commit to weight-loss
Commit to your brain
Commit to your soul
Commit to your emotions
Commit to your heart
Commit to your body
Commit to yourself
You are worthy of it
You deserve it
You owe it to yourself
No one can live your life for you. Just like you can revoke your commitments to outside people, places and things, the same can happen to you. People and things and stop committing to you.
The only thing that can provide 100% full commitment without strings, expectations or defeating variables, is your own mindset.
Commit to yourself and the time will prevent itself
Commit to yourself and the energy is materialize
Commit to yourself and the excuses will fade
Commit to yourself and others' will lead
Commit to yourself and your life will change for the better
Make a commitment today.