***If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one. ~Cavett Robert (from jensgyrations.blogspot.com)
I have read many bloggers say after returning to the food/exercise plan after a hiatus that they needed a break? A break from what?
Several things come to mind:
Losing weight? Success? Exercising? Healthy eating? Progress? Self-discipline?
When these people return it is usually at a higher weight than before this break that they needed. My question is this - are we ever better off after the break than we were before it? I guess I have two questions - is this just a way to protect ourselves emotionally from facing facts? Was this break just a form of self-sabotage? (OK so three questions).
Can you see how good we are at playing games and fooling ourselves? Practice makes perfect.
Our "breaks" come when we go back to doing what we know best - we know how to be obese and sedentary. It's comfortable for us because we can do it so well. Becoming a new person is threatening and carries with it responsibilities and expectations. This can be more frightening than we realize.
Let's take a big, long, permanent break from obesity rather than from the things that will overcome it for the rest of our lives.