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Medusa- So why are you even doing this? You know the cycle will continue, the fall will come and you'll be super-busy and you'll stop taking care of yourself- here will come the Stouffer's Dinners, the extra glasses of wine, and the 12 hour days will yield no time for exercise. Me- I know. I'll do better this year. Medusa- You say that every year. And every year you get caught up in the fear and it rules your world. Me- You know, Medusa- YOU have a lot to do with creating that fear! You will not be quiet! Like right now.... Medusa- I'm just trying to make sure you don't waste your time. Your family can't even go out anymore because of your "new diet." Remember the vegetarian phase where you'd wink and tell the family that we're having "meat" balls for dinner? Or your low-carb phase, another wink while you tell the family we're having "pasta" for dinner? Me- Yeah, that is kind of fun. Remember that time I made "algae meatballs" and didn't tell them until after dinner? ha. But here's the deal, Medusa. All I can do is take care of me now. All I can do is be here now, be healthy now, live my best life now. I just want to feel comfortable in my skin. I'm not comfortable in my skin right now. You need to chill out, take a nap, do something with yourself and leave me alone. I have gotten better each fall, and this year I'm determined that work is not going to take over this time. So go away.
Medusa: This is boring. Me: Yup, it can be boring. It's also boring to sit on the sidelines and not dance because I'm worried about my jiggle. It's boring to not participate because I'm self-conscious. It's boring to wear the same old bulky clothing that fits rather than all the cute stuff in the closet. Oh my goodness is it boring to wake up every-single-morning and think about my weight, and my discomfort, yet not do a thing to change these circumstances. "A spectacular achievement is always preceded by boring preparation." Famous Athletes- they start out excellent in their sport, and they practice, practice, practice. How many practice pitches has NY Yankee pitcher Tanaka thrown? Musicians- How many hours a day does Yo-Yo Ma practice? How many other things in his life did he miss because he was committed to boring practice? Writers- They all say that the first draft is garbage. The magic comes in staring at the computer screen for hours, continuing to sit through the writer's block, and just write something down. It can feel tedious and never-ending. A kid learning to ride a bike- how much effort went into getting on the bike and riding smoothly? How long did a parent hold the seat and jog beside the child? How many times did the child fall down, get hurt, and get brave enough to get back on the bike? If this was easy, everyone would do it. Everyone would be thin. Everyone would be wearing bikinis. If this was easy, there wouldn't be thousands of diets out there. I've got to do what others will not so that I can have what others will not. Following this plan PLUS time = Success. It's that simple. Follow the plan. Quit your whining and attitude of self-defeat. We are most proud of the things that are difficult, require attention, patience, dedication, and yes...all the boring preparation.