Day 29 : Something you hope to change about yourself. And why?
These writing prompts always include this question.
It’s not the first time that I’ve answered it.
Most times, after being posed this question, I get yelled at because I am capable of making these changes but never take steps towards making them a reality.
WHAT’S STOPPING YOU?! – Everyone
I can make excuses, or I can just change whatever it is that I want to change.
In this case, I want to change my lifestyle.
I’ve gone on diets, I’ve taken pills, I’ve even gone to weight loss clinics. I have been to specialists, I have been to gyms, and I have even been to see crackpots.
This is more than just losing weight. This is changing the quality of my life so that I’m no longer in pain. Yes, losing weight is a part of that, but it’s also so much more. I want to be able to walk to the store and not have to pay for it later.
My hope for the future is that I can make these small changes to help bring about a higher quality of life for myself while battling Fibromyalgia.
I’ve been trying to make changes for the past year and some of them have gone well – my all or nothing mentality isn’t helping me very much with this but I’m making it work. My inadvertent weight loss was a really great indicator that I was doing the right thing by not eating processed foods, cutting out extra sugars, and working in the garden.
While this sounds all well and good, I’m going to chug away at this until, slowly, things have changed.