If each day isn’t enough “new starts” for you, then try on today for size; January 1st of a brand new year! What more could one ask for?
There comes a time in each of our lives when enough is simply, well…let me put it this way, ENOUGH! How does the old saying go? Ah…yes, “you can’t beat a dead horse” Exactly! Just think about it…no matter how long or how hard you beat a dead horse, it surely will not get up and run! And so it seems in our lives that each year we make the same resolutions, shoot for the same goals, and we continue to attempt the same ol’ boring and horrendous diets; giving ourselves the illusion that this time things will be different. And like the dead horse not getting up and running, nor do we encounter change.
You can’t keep doing things the same way and expect a different outcome. So, what will YOU do this year that is different from all the other years, to accomplish your hopes, dreams, and desires?
Not that I had to wait till today, January 1, 2013, to make any affirmations, but nonetheless I have. I am very adamant about some changes that I will be making in my life this year that involve my health, happiness and spirituality.
We must love ourselves enough to hold true to the promises we make to ourselves, because when we don’t, we let ourselves down; needless to say, that is not a good feeling. Accomplishments, results, and holding true to our core values aka “integrity,” is what fuels us to keep going.
I’d like to leave you with the 12 Steps in which AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and OA (Overeaters Anonymous) use. More than just words, these are the action steps to ‘regain control of your life’, exactly what The ME-gan Lifestyle encourages us all to do. Any one of us can apply these principles of truth to all aspects of life.
Don’t just say this year will be one of change, MAKE change happen!
The Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous
- We admitted we were powerless over food — that our lives had become unmanageable.
- Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
- Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
- Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
- Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
- Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
- Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
- Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
- Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
- Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
- Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
- Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to compulsive overeaters and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Here’s to NEW BEGINNINGS!
God bless and ME-gan Love!