Contrary to popular belief, It’s not always peaches and cream in my little creative world! So, this post is about to get real…..on a personal level.
There is more to “living a creative life” than constantly making stuff, painting stuff and plunking out DIY videos, for me, it’s constant creative problem solving. When you’re creative and want to create all the time, you tend to let other things fall by the wayside. Yep, that’s me! I know I have stuff to fix, but just I’ll procrastinate to the hilt because I simply don’t wanna do it, and I’m not gonna do it until I wanna do it!
I really tried my darn hardest to tell myself, I actually LOVED the way I looked. Because to admit to anything other than that, was well, frightening, failure, admiting that I hated my appearance….yadda yadda yadda. And hey, when you grow out of your old clothes, all the more reason to go shopping to buy new ones! Uh…whoa there! SAY WHAT????
The way I saw myself in my head, versus the reality of what the Mirror Mirror on the Wall was telling me were polar opposites!
Fat has many definitions. What is fat to one, is skinny to another and before you get your knickers in a twist, I’m not calling anyone but myself FAT. Okay, I WAS FAT! But that was yesterday, and not my tomorrow!
My friend told me that she had joined Weight Watchers and had lost 15lbs in less than 15 weeks. I was amazed! I’ve been on diets before, and like everyone, I LOVE a brand new challenge, but when several weeks have passed and I’m sick of filling in little circles in my food diary, or looking at things I CANT HAVE, well….I fail! I admit it! BUT NOT THIS TIME!
So, 6 weeks ago, I joined weight watchers and today I’ve lost 12 lbs and a total of 20 lbs from my peak fatness! This is totally do-able. I eat what I want, I even have the occasional Dr. Pepper. I don’t deprive myself and I’m learning that I am a winner at this!
So why am I saying all this? Really, just to put it out there and be accountable and hopefully inspirational. I made excuse after excuse as to why I couldn’t succeed like, I have to lose 40 lbs, I can’t eat what I want, I don’t want to exercise and on and on and on until I overwhelmed myself. The reality is, I was just fooling myself. Instead of procrastinating, just start and say to yourself, this week I am going to lose a pound and if I do, I can have a piece of pumpkin pie. Don’t overwhelm yourself with trying to reach a goal that seems sooooo far into the future. Just try for something small. A little morsel at a time. Personally I reward myself with stickers in my journal. I also take a Monday Selfie – every Monday, want to or not, make up or no make up, I snap a selfie. I can already see a difference and I’M PSYCHED!
But even that small tidbit of advice rolls right on over into creativity. I’ve had so many students tell me, I could never do what you do, I’m not creative! However, when they quit with the excuses and just take one tiny step at a time, before they know it they’ve created their masterpiece! Accomplishment!!!
So, if you’re struggling with this certain aspect of your life, do yourself a favor, quit making excuses, get over it and just start! And my best tip of the day? If you love to bake and have to bake, bake for the dog. You’ll enjoy the process and your pooch will love you for it – not to mention the pet treats taste terrible….
Wishing you the very best whatever your goals are!
You can do this! You are worth it! You are beautiful!