I Got it all figured out, the jeans fit, that little black dress is slipping on with ease and the scale says the magic number, I got this fitness game figured out.
All that mental energy was well worth the time and effort. Then something happens, one step off a curb, CRACK, leg is broken, OH NO! Now what??
“Why does this have to happen to me?” “What is it about me, that I just can’t get it?”
“Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation. You cannot control what happens to you in life, but you can always control what you will feel and do about what happens to you.” Harold S. Kushner
Long term healthy lifestyle living takes some PAINFUL PRACTICE until it becomes PAINFUL NOT to do it.
So therein lies the problem, the PAIN that is involved in change. It takes a bit of PAIN to change anything whether it is GOOD PAIN or BAD PAIN, it takes pain. It takes work and energy, which can be PAINFUL.
Consistency without expectation of a perceived outcome, can be painful and scary.
Consistency can take energy and extra pain to get the habit to stick.
And when you have a storm that throws you off track you have to take your energy to redirect back to healthy habits you just created.
When a person “gets it” they realize that it is “getting them”, they realize that “it” is all about doing “them”, day in, day out… no end date.
Pain or no pain they do it, because it is who they are; Habitually day in and out. If you get “you”, you know one salad and one kick ass workout, is not a solution for days, months, years’ worth of cake, burgers, drinks and excess galore. You know it can take time to readjust and revamp and reshape your routine. You know you don’t need to look for permission or blame for your current state, you know it is all on you.
What does it mean to “get it”?
“It” is about what you need to do, or not do, or take responsibility for…
“GETTING IT” is “GETTING YOU”.
“If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering. Suffering is an ineradicable part of life, even as fate and death. Without suffering and death, human life cannot be complete.” Viktor E. Frankl